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
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