Medical Thermal Imaging

Medical Thermal Imaging, also known as, Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (D.I.T.T), or Thermography, is a non-invasive clinical imaging technique for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing any thermal abnormalities present in the body. Thermography uses special infrared-sensitive cameras to digitally record images of the variations in surface temperature of the human body. The recorded images are calling thermograms. These thermograms are then analyzed by a medical doctor who will give diagnosis/prognosis based on the images.

Breast Thermography is approved by the FDA as an alternative to a traditional mammogram, and can detect signs of cancer up to ten years earlier. As a safe, non-invasive screen technique for breast cancer, there is no touching or compression of the breast during the exam, which only takes minutes to complete.

Thermography can be used as an aid in diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries which include: Artery Inflammation, Arthritis, Back Injuries, Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cystic Formations, DCIS, Dental & TMJ, Digestive Disorders, Disc Disease, Diverticulitis, Fibromyalgia, Headache/Migraine Cause, Heart Disease, IBC, Inflammatory Pain, Nerve Damage, Periodontal Disease, Referred Pain Syndrome, RSD (CRPS), Scoliosis, Skin Cancer, Sprain/Strain, Stroke Screening, Thrombosis (Deep Vein), Unexplained Pain, Varicosities, Vascular Disease, Whiplash, and much more!

Benefits of Medical Thermal Imaging

(Thermal Imaging vs. Mammography)

No intense pain, errors, or exposure to harmful radiation

Earlier detection: Generally, a tumor is first detected by a mammogram when it is about 2.5 cm, or the size of a dime, and at this stage it has been growing for at least 8 years. Thermography can detect cancer 8-10 years earlier than a traditional mammogram when it is in its earlier stages.

Mammography can be a cause for multiple unnecessary biopsies. Studies have shown that biopsies for 70% to 80% of all positive mammograms do not show any presence of cancer. Breast Thermography has an average accuracy of 90%, and research shows that it can significantly improve long-term survival rates.

Most insurance companies cover 50% of a scan, but check with yours before booking and appointment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thermography?

Medical Thermal Imaging, also known as, Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (D.I.T.T), or Thermography, is a non-invasive clinical imaging technique for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing any thermal abnormalities present in the body. Thermography uses special infrared-sensitive cameras to digitally record images of the variations in surface temperature of the human body. The recorded images are calling thermograms. These thermograms are then analyzed by a medical doctor who will give diagnosis/prognosis based on the images.

Can thermal imaging, or Thermography, serve as an alternative to Mammography?

Yes, the FDA has approved Thermography as a safe, non-invasive screening technique for breast cancer. There is no touching or compression of the breast during the exam, which only takes minutes to complete. It can also detect signs of cancer up to 10 years earlier without the exposure to X-Ray which is reported to actually increase the risk of cancer.

Can I have a Thermal Breast Evaluation if I’ve had breast surgery (lumpectomy, mastectomy, breast implants/reduction)?

Yes. Regardless of previous surgery to the breast tissue, your Thermal Imaging can be performed safely and accurately. In fact, mammography’s effectiveness is limited after such surgeries. There are guidelines as to when the Thermal Evaluation should be performed in relation to surgery.

What conditions can Thermography be used to diagnose?

Thermography can be used for diagnosis and prognosis of many medical conditions:

Altered Ambulatory Kinetics   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome    Grafts 
Altered Biokinetics   Compartment Syndrome   Heart Disease  
Brachial Plexus Injuries   Cord Pain/Injury    Hysteria  
Biomechanical Impropriety   Deep Vein Thrombosis    Headache Evaluation  
Breast Disease   Disc Disease    Herniated Disc  
Bursitis   Dystrophy    Herniated Disc Pulposis  
Inflammatory Disease  Facet Syndromes   Hyperaesthesia  
Int. Carotid Insufficiency   Ext. Carotid Insufficiency   Hyperflexion Injury  
Infectious Disease   Nerve Root Irritation   Reflex Symp. Dystrophy  
Ligament Tear   Nerve Impingement   Ruptured Disc  
Lower Motor Neuron Disease   Nerve Stretch Injury   Skin Cancer  
Lumbosacral Plexus Injury   Neuropathy   Somatization Disorders  
Malingering  Neurovascular Compression   Soft Tissue Injury  
Median Nerve Neuropathy   Neuralgia   Sprain/Strain  
Morton’s Neuroma   Neuritis   Stroke Screening  
Muscle Tear   Neuropraxia   Synovitis  
Musculoigamentous Spasm   Neoplasia   Sensory Loss  
Musculoigamentous Spasm   Nutritional Disease   Sensory Nerve Abnormality  
Myofascial Irritation   Periodontal Disease   Skin Abnormalities  
Nerve Entrapment   Peripheral Axon Disease   Somatic Abnormality  
Nerve Impingement   Raynaud’s   Superficial Vascular Disease 
Nerve Pressure   Referred Pain Syndrome   Temporal Arteritis  
Tendonitis   Trigeminal Neuroalgia  Ulnar Nerve Entrapment  
TMJ Dysfunction   Trigger Points   Whiplash  
 

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