Safer, Healthier, Breast Screening
Utilizing Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (Thermography) provides you with another tool in your approach to a proactive healthy lifestyle. Thermography is utilized for whole-body health in both women and men.
“More than ever, we are realizing that waiting for a disease to manifest lessens our chances of not just survival; it also minimizes our ability to live long, live active, and live healthy lives. Being proactive about wellness and taking steps to prevent disease is the key to a future of vital health.”
The most common harm of mammography screening is false positive results, when a test result seems to indicate cancer is present, but it is not, which causes anxiety for the patient. Worse it misses many tumors!
Is thermography used only for breast health screening?
No, thermography can be used to identify muscular skeletal injuries and pathology. It is useful as a diagnostic tool in cases of inflammation and chronic pain. Thermography can can detect early signs of arthritis, TM, dental infections, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. IBS, diverticulitis, and Crohn’s disease are often visible with thermography. Thermography screening can access heart function and detect inflammation in the carotid arteries, which may be a precursor to stroke and blood clots.
Is there any preparation for the scan?
Avoid using deodorant on the day of the scan. To avoid skin abrasions do not shave on the day of the exam. Do not use body lotions or bath powders on your breast the day of the exam. Avoid hot showers, heavy exercise, spicy foods and gum chewing the day of the exam.
How often do I need thermography?
Your first scan is your baseline scan and you will have a followup scan in 3-4 months. THis is very important as it is used as a comparison to your baseline to detect any physiological changes. Active cancers double in size and heat in approximately 100 days. If there are increased heat patterns and/or vascular changes from your baseline to the second scan additional modalities will be requested from the interpreting MD. If all is stable yearly followup scans are advised.