WHAT IS THERMOGRAPHY?
Thermography is a physical level assessment. Thermography is also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). Clinical Thermography is a simple test of physiology that relies on the sympathetic nerve control of skin blood flow and the ability of the sympathetic nervous system to respond to and react to pain, pathology, injury or dysfunction anywhere in the body. While other diagnostics such as ultrasound, radiography, and mammography show the body’s structure or anatomy, DITI is unique in that it shows physiologic and metabolic processes.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Medical DITI enables the examiner to visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared scanning device is used to convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color on a monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram. The spectrum of colors indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. Since there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal temperature asymmetries can be easily identified.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Thermal patterns displayed on the thermogram are as unique as fingerprints. In healthy people there is a symmetrical thermal pattern that is consistent and reproducible for that individual. Injury or disease will result in thermal asymmetries. Our state of the art Flir digital thermal cameras will record these thermal patterns in a thermograph in precise detail with a temperature sensitivity of 0.01°C.
Medical DITI is the only method available to visualize and assess pain and pathology anywhere in the body. Results obtained through thermography are totally objective and show excellent correlation with other diagnostic tests.
Medical DITI is a monitor of thermal abnormalities present in a number of diseases and physical injuries. It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as therapy follow up and rehabilitation monitoring, within clinical fields that include Rheumatology, Neurology, Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics and many others.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN IT DETECT OR MONITOR?
Thermography is used for detecting and monitoring many conditions including:
Breast Issues (fibrocystic conditions, mastitis, & lymph congestion)
Artery Conditions (stroke potential or inflammation, for example)
Vein Conditions (deep vein thrombosis, for example)
Dental/Periodontal (even before your dentist can detect)
Chronic Immune Deficiency
And much more!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Standard region of interest exams take approximately 15 minutes and a full body scan takes approximately 30 minutes.
THERMOGRAPHY BREAST SCREENING
Be proactive by screening for inflammation, inflammatory breast cancer, DCIS, lymphatic congestion, hormonal imbalances as VERY EARLY detection saves lives AND breasts! This thermal imaging series will screen for tumors of the breast, inflammatory breast cancer, and lymph node activity under the arms.
THERMOGRAPHY HEALTH SCREENING
This scan is recommended for both men and women. The scan covers from the top of the head to just above the pubic bone. It includes all major organs, lymphatic, breasts, periodontal issues, Carotid artery, coronary issues, visualizes pain, intestinal inflammation, etc. This thermal imaging series will screen: Full cranial and thyroid (includes Carotid Artery), periodontal inflammation, back of neck (PNC), full breast scan and lymph node activity, full back (upper & lower), stomach, visceral (abdomen), large & small intestines, kidneys, colon, ovaries, uterus, prostate, testicles.
THERMOGRAPHY FULL BODY SCREENING
This scan is from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet. It includes everything in the Health Screening PLUS the bottom of the feet, the legs, and the lymphatic in the upper thighs. This scan will catch phlebitis, problems from varicosity (varicose veins), and covers the arms and hands.
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If you have been experiencing various symptoms and want to explore the benefits of Thermal Imaging, schedule an appointment today.