While not an exhaustive list, thermographic diagnostic imaging may aid in the evaluation, diagnosis and monitoring of the following conditions:
Brachial Plexus Injury
Breast Disease: Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Ductal
Carcinoma in Situ
Cardiovascular Disorders: Carotid Artery Disease, Stroke, Blood Clots
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CPS) & Median Neuropathy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Chronic Muscle Contraction
Chronic Orofacial Pain
Coronary Artery Disease/Heart Disease
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Elevated C-Reactive Protein
Infectious Diseases (Shingles, Leprosy)
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Deficit
Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBS)
Ligament or Muscle Tear
Lower Motor Neuron Disease
Male Breast Cancer
Mitral Valve Infection
Nerve Impingement, Compression and Irritation
Peripheral Axon Disease
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Rheumatology Conditions: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Epicondylitis
Sinus Infection and Inflammation
Skin Cancers: Squamous, Basal, Melanoma
Sprains and Stress Fractures
Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
If you are experiencing any of the health concerns noted here or others and would like more information on how thermography can assist you in your healthcare decisions, please contact us.
The body's natural healing response to injury, infection or pathogen is inflammation in either acute or chronic form. In instances of acute inflammation, the inflammatory response protects cells and tissues and promotes healing. However, chronic inflammation is often a precursor to disease. With both types of inflammation, increased blood flow and heat are generated by the body. This heat, generated by the somatic nervous system, is what is detected through thermal imaging.
Through thermographic scans, heat radiating from the skin's surface is captured by a digital camera specifically calibrated for the narrow range of temperatures emitted by the human body and communicates those images to a computer monitor via electronic impulses. Those impulses display the varying temperatures in a range of colors. Under normal circumstances, there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the human body – mirror sides of the body typically emit similar heat patterns – thus making even subtle asymmetry easily identified.
What to Expect During a Scan
Without the use of radiation or tissue compression, Diagnostic Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) offers a different means of evaluating human physiology. Clients are placed several feet in front of a thermal imaging camera which is controlled by the thermographer from a remote computer. Based upon the area of concern, several images are taken typically in lateral, medial, and posterior positions.
Disrobing for the area being scanned is necessary, however scans are quick and painless. We do ask our clients to follow some guidelines in advance of any scan to ensure images are not affected. A complete list of guidelines can be found on our FAQ page and will be provided in advance of your appointment.
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
What is the Women’s Health Check?
In short, the Women’s Health Check (WHC) imaging service focuses on health concerns specific to women and, more precisely, the hormonal issues experienced by women in all stages of their lives. Hormonal disruption is extremely prevalent in our world today - in large part due to the increased toxicity of our environments. But, knowing where to begin in terms of the physiological manifestations of these toxins is an important first step in treating the dysfunction or disease process.
How are Hormonal Imbalances Detected through the Women’s Health Check?
A patient’s symptoms and an extensive medical history questionnaire combined with 21 specific thermographic images are used in the clinical evaluation process by our team of board-certified medical doctors in detecting physiological changes consistent with different forms of hormone imbalance. Estrogen dominance and adrenal insufficiency/fatigue are examples of conditions revealed in the Women’s Health Check.
As with all of our imaging, the Women’s Health Check captures physiological processes or functions of the body rather than structure/anatomy (as with other types of imaging). In the WHC, images are taken from the head to just below the hips, including enhanced imaging of the specific organs, systems and tissues that greatly impact hormone production and regulation within the body – the thyroid, breast, and reproductive organs for example.
What Causes Hormonal Imbalances?
The causes for hormonal imbalances are many, but environmental toxins are at the top of that list. Such toxins include the pesticides, herbicides and insecticides on the foods we ingest; products that we use on our skin such as lotions, makeup, shampoos and soaps; medications – both prescription and over the counter – as well as those we get indirectly from food sources; contaminants in our water and air; chemotherapy and radiation treatments; and heavy metal, mold and microplastic toxicity.
Each patient receives their WHC color images along with a comprehensive report provided by the interpreting physician on the findings related to each area imaged, suggestions for clinical correlation where appropriate and/or for follow-up care. The report also includes a color risk scale of overall health status – a quick visual for both patient and practitioner to determine areas for improvement.
The cost of the Women’s Health Check imaging is priced at $350, which is slightly more than that of an upper body imaging due to the added views taken and specialized focus of the imaging and interpretation. And, while the focus of the Women’s Health Check is detection of hormonal concerns, other areas included in the imaging are also reported on, such as dental/periodontal issues, the carotid arteries, heart, and gastrointestinal organs.
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Our goal is to provide our clients with the most accurate interpretation of their current state of health. Before scheduling your appointment, please review these guidelines & contact us with any questions.