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THERMOGRAPHY

Thermography truly is a life saving technology that  has been repeatedly validated by independent studies around the world. By offering a non invasive form of breast testing that can complement a woman’s regular breast health routine, a woman can increase her chances of detecting abnormalities therefore supporting true early detection. Thermography can also be a helpful aid in monitoring other inflammatory processes throughout the body to alert you of abnormalities that may be developing. This is the key to 'prevention'.

 

Medical Thermography (thermal imaging) Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging 'DITI' is a non invasive test of physiology (or function). It is a life saving procedure that can alert you and your doctor to changes in your body that may indicate early stage breast disease or other abnormal processes that may be developing in the body. The benefit of Thermography as an adjunctive breast screening is that it offers an increased opportunity of early detection.  And the screening is done without any pain, no radiation, or compression! 

Thermography uses a special temperature sensitive device (camera) to create a map of the infrared patterns of the body. It differs from other screening tools because it helps us see the metabolic processes and body functions.

The results from these scans can help in the prevention of disease by monitoring the following:

  • Breast Health

  • Cardiovascular Health

  • Muscular Skeletal Disorders

  • Sinus and Allergies

  • Thyroid Health

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Visceral Health

  • Dental Pathologies

  • Nerve Damage

  • Inflammation

What Can Infrared Imaging See?

  • Blood Profusion: Medical Infrared Imaging uses specialized technology

       that detects energy in the form of minute changes in temperature to tenths

       of a degree Celsius. The blood is a supply line, transporting everything that

       the body needs to function efficiently. It is in constant metabolic movement,

       warming, oxygenating, carrying nutrients to every organ, removing waste,

       protecting and healing. When the body needs healing, it summons blood

       to the site, thus creating heat.

 

       For example, if a specific organ is experiencing even mild distress, blood will

       be automatically re-directed from the surface of the skin to supply extra

       nutrients to the organ.  This can manifest as a cool area on the skin surface.

       Since our organs send information to specific areas of the skin, using this

       'mapping' it is possible to identify a potential problem.

 

       Thermography is not diagnostic for any specific disease, but it can alert

       the thermal observer to investigate further.  This makes thermography a

       great preventive health tool. These temperature patterns can provide valuable

       information to anyone who is knowledgeable about thermal physiology.

  • Injury: Thermography has great potential in sports medicine to prevent serious injury. Blood profusion, which is a functional response to even minor injury, can alert the athlete, trainer or physician to a potentially major problem if it is not addressed before the injury becomes a more significant issue.

 

  • Metabolic Changes: The skin not only protects us from the outside world, but it is a functioning endocrine organ on its own! It produces all hormones and communicates with all organs and biologic processes in the body. How perfect that we are observing the skin and its response to hormonal and other endocrine processes. It is the body’s ultimate communication with the outside world, all there for us to observe with our infrared camera!

Who is thermal imaging for?

Thermal imaging is for men, women, young and old. It is a valuable tool in preventive healthcare which is also: 

  • An adjunctive diagnostic test that detects and monitors abnormal thermal patterns that may indicate
    disease processes. It's a very useful procedure in addition to other diagnostic tools.

  • Offers information that no other procedure can provide.

  • The only method available for 'visualizing' your pain.

 

How much does an imaging session cost?

Thermal imaging fees are based on the regions being scanned. Our fees are as follows: 

Breast Thermography ($195)

Breast thermography is a screening tool that helps to identify early indicators of potential

breast abnormalities. Thermography is a safe, non-contact, non-invasive test that does not

damage cells or DNA, and takes approximately 30 minutes. Thermography can aid in the

detection of the following potential conditions:

  • Breast Cysts

  • Lymphatic Congestion

  • Estrogen Dominance

  • Generalized Inflammation

  • Fibrocystic Breasts

  • Hormone Imbalances

 

Women's Health Screenings ($325)

  • The Women’s Health Screening looks for possible functional changes within the following regions:

  • Head & Neck

  • Breast

  • Chest

  • Upper Back

  • Abdomen

  • Lower Back

Men's Health Screenings ($325)                  (Note: internal organs are not visible with thermal imaging)

  • The Men’s Health Screening captures the possible functional changes with the following views:

  • Head & Neck

  • Breast (yes, men have breast tissue too)

  • Chest

  • Upper Back

  • Abdomen

  • Lower Back

Full Body Thermography Screening ($425)

This screening is a combination of all regions including upper and lower extremeties

 

All screenings include a written report with a copy of your images.

Questions about the validity of Thermography? Read this:

The BioMedical Engineering Handbook | Third Edition  

Medical Devices and Systems: Infrared Imaging of the Breast — An Overview

  • In 1982, the FDA cleared breast thermography as an adjunctive breast cancer screening procedure. (Adjunctive meaning an additional procedure used for increasing the efficacy or safety of the primary procedure, such as a mammogram, for facilitating its performance.)

  • Breast thermography has undergone extensive research since the late 1950's.

  • The numbers of participants in many of the studies were very large – 10K, 37K, 60K, 85K.

  • Some of these studies have followed patients for up to 12 years.

  • Strict standardized interpretation protocols have been established for over 15 years.

  • Breast thermography has an average sensitivity and specificity of 90%.

  • An 'abnormal' thermogram is 10 times more significant as a future risk indicator for breast cancer than a first order family history of the disease.

Disclaimer: Breast thermography is not a replacement or alternative for mammography or any other form of breast imaging. Breast thermography is meant to be used in addition to mammography and other tests. Breast thermography and mammography are complementary procedures, one does not replace the other. All thermography reports are meant to identify thermal emissions that suggest potential risk markers only and do not in any way suggest diagnosis and/or treatment. No breast screening is 100% accurate. The information provided in or through this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider. Salt of Life Thermographic Imaging has no liability to any person or entity for any adverse consequence alleged to have happened directly or indirectly as a consequence of this material. The information provided in or through this website is for educational and informational purposes only.  Thermographic evaluations are intended as an adjunctive diagnostic screening.