Thermography (Thermal Imaging)

What is thermography?

Thermography assesses blood flow patterns, inflammation and function using very sensitive equipment. It is a non-invasive, non-contact system of recording body temperature by measuring infrared radiation emitted by the body surface. It is a passive, pain free, fast, low cost and sensitive method.

What does thermography detect?

While thermography is most commonly used as a pain, compression and touch-free way to detect breast cancer, it can also be used for early detection of a variety of health issues throughout the body including. but not limited to inflammation, thyroid irregularities, cardiovascular issues, intestinal inflammation, circulation problems, and much more (see images below).

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.
  2. Can thermal imaging, or Thermography, serve as an alternative to Mammography?
    breast-tiYes, 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.
  3. 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.
  4. What conditions can Thermography be used to diagnose?
    Thermography can be used for diagnosis and prognosis of many medical conditions:

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