Thermographic health screening is for those wishing to be proactive in their own health and wellness. Although thermography is best known for imaging and assessing breast health and screening for breast cancer, it has a wide range of other applications due to it's ability to view inflammation. Inflammation is a precursor to many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer. Whether looking at the lymphatic or cardiovascular systems or looking at specific areas of concern like the oral cavity or breasts, a thermogram views these as one system, the whole body.
What is Medical Thermography?
Medical thermography, also known as digital thermography, uses infrared sensors to detect infrared radiation emitted from the human body in the wavelengths from 8 to 14 microns. This information is plotted and converted to color and grayscale patterns where the interpreter can assess wellness through plotting skin surface temperature measurements.
Benefits of Medical Thermology
- Shows physiology as a function of skin surface temperature measurement
- 100% Safe
- No Contact
Medical Thermography is FDA-cleared for the following indications:
- breast cancer screening
- thyroid pathology
- cerebrovascular screening
- peripheral vascular disorders
- neuromuscular conditions
The Index Medicus, a comprehensive index of medical scientific journal articles, references more than 800 peer-reviewed breast thermography studies, in which over 250,000 women participated. Many of these studies involved very large groups of patients (from 37,000 to over 100,000) and some have followed patients for as much as 12 years. Among other conclusions, these studies found that when thermography has been added to a woman’s regular breast health checkups, a 61% increased survival rate was realized, and when used as part of a multi-model approach (clinical examination, mammography and thermography) 95% of early stage cancers will be detected. It is well known that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer and that, if treated in the earliest stages, a 95% cure rate is achieved. The “cure” is early detection.
Thermography scans include a 15 min doctor phone consult to review your scan once the report has been received.
Breast Scan Only: $249
Torso (Head to Pelvis) $349
Full Body (Includes limbs) $449