Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is a non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for measuring, detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing thermal abnormalities present anywhere in your body.
How does it work?
Thermography is unique in its capability to show physiological change and metabolic processes. Thermography detects the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan accordingly and lay out a careful program to further diagnose and/or monitor you during and after treatment. In turn, closing the gap between the beginning of a condition and a diagnosis. The procedure is totally non invasive, the camera does not emit any radiation of any kind. There is no contact with the body and is completely painless. This quick and easy test starts with your medical history being taken before you partially disrobe for the scanning to be performed. Your results will be reviewed and interpreted by board certified MD thermologists. You will receive a copy of your report complete with all color thermographic images, as well as, the interpreting doctors objective opinion and recommendations if relevant.
Why we recommend:
Can assess pain and pathology anywhere in the body.
To define a previously diagnoses injury or condition.
As part of an early detection program for breast disease, including abnormal functional changes.
To follow the progress of healing and rehabilitation.
To provide objective evidence of pain and dysfunction. Early detection of injury or disease.
Preparing for your session:
No massage, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments or physically therapy day of scan.
Do not smoke for two hours prior.
Stop drinking hot and cold beverages 1 hour prior to test. Room temperature beverages are fine.
Avoid strong sunlight the day of and sunburn in the days preceding your appointment.
It is very important to wear loose fitting clothing. The thermography scan will be delayed until irritation marks in the skin caused by tightly fitted garments have dissipated.
Long hair should be worn up and remove all jewelry and earrings. No necessary changes to diet and/or medications.