What Is Thermography?
Thermography is simply the measurement of heat. Infrared regulation thermography measures cellular metabolism coupled with responses of the nervous system to record precise skin temperatures. The precise measurements are taken over specific organs and target areas such as the breast.
Using our regulation thermography tool, a visible measurement of the autonomic nervous system is provided. This is often the key to knowledge regarding the mechanisms involved in the development of disease.
Our regulation thermography system provides a comprehensive assessment of the neurologically controlled terrains that often create or sustain disease environments.
By gathering clinical correlations from over 40,000 thermograms (over 15,000 patients) and using parallel radiology and pathology assessments, doctors were able to discover how patterns of thermoregulatory responses depict organ and tissue health and dysfunction. While X-Rays give a structural view, thermography gives us a completely non-invasive perspective of how your body is functioning.
How Thermography Works
Our regulation thermography system measures precise skin temperatures of body organs and visually displays the readings in the form of graphs. Infrared measurements of skin temperatures from 90-120 body points are taken before and after exposure to a cool-ambient room temperature.
Skin temperature determined by influences of the nervous system’s innervations to the capillary beds constrict or dilate in response to the cool air. Your thermogram is very specific to your unique biochemical profile.
As the nervous system reacts to the cool air, analogous to the “fight or flight” reaction, signals travel from the spinal cord through the regional nerve ganglia that innervate the organs of that region. They continue to the skin’s capillary beds, where temperatures providing organ and tissue health information can be measured. Comparing temperatures before and after stress has proven to correlate with imbalances often related to degenerative or inflammatory conditions.
The regulation thermography tool measures the difference between the two temperatures taken before and after the cool air exposure. This data is compared to a database of healthy patients and reveals deviations that identify patterns that are reflected in easy to understand charts and reports. The reports are objectively, mathematically written and available the same day.
Effective cancer screening methods are important, but mammography is simply NOT a safe or effective cancer screen.
Thermographic breast screening is the safer more effective alternative.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Thermography?
It is a non-invasive ADJUNCTIVE technique that can look at the causal level of symptoms. It has the ability to assess the functions of all your internal organs, glands and immune system, and identifies areas that need support and any patterns of dysfunction.
2. What can it Tell Me about My Body?
It senses the presence of heavy metal toxicity, viruses, bacteria and yeast. It evaluates hormones. It assesses every tooth—very often chief concerns originate with the teeth even if there are no tooth symptoms. Problems with the teeth have been documented to affect every organ of the body. It also assesses the health of breasts by using 12 different criteria.
3. Can I just get a breast scan?
We only offer a full body scan to provide a complete picture of your body’s current health. Many times, findings in the breast area originate from a different area of the body.
4. Can a thermogram be used instead of a mammogram?
Many people do use it instead of a mammogram. However, it is like comparing apples and oranges. A thermogram is a functional test that evaluates breast health and how it relates to the body as a whole. Most tumors take years to develop to a size that can be seen on a mammogram. A mammogram is a structural exam that evaluates breast tissue.
5. Is a Thermogram Like an X-ray or MRI?
No. They are structural tests that tell us about body structure. A thermogram shows the function of glands, organs, and immune system. It allows us to see where the imbalances are in the body and determine whether further testing is warranted.
6. Will insurance pay for it?
Some insurance companies are covering it because of our FDA clearance. However, we do not file for insurance. We provide a receipt with the procedure code and explanation of service. Your doctor will fill in the diagnostic code. This can then be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.
If you prefer, you may call your insurance company ahead of time to see if it is covered. The procedure code for thermography is 93740—they will tell you if it is a covered procedure.
7. Does the thermogram find a lump if I have one?
The thermogram is a functional test. It shows the health of the tissue. It does not show an image of a mass like a structural test such as an X-ray or MRI. Ideally, we want to identify unhealthy changes in an area before an unwanted growth develops.
8. Does the thermogram tell me if I have cancer?
Thermography is a functional test that reveals underlying disorders. It can detect patterns that indicate if serious conditions are likely to develop. It is FDA approved as an adjunctive test and is used frequently by individuals who are interested in monitoring their health status.
9. How long does it take to get the results?
If your doctor has an email, we can typically send it within 2 -3 business days. If not, we will mail it via US Post. You can request the report from your doctor.
10. Do you recommend any doctors?
We do not recommend any specific doctor. We do maintain a list of excellent practitioners of various specialties. You may request the contact information at your appointment. We work with a multidisciplinary team of Holistic Health Practitioners, MDs, OBGYNs, DCs, DOs, NDs, toxicologists, integrative medicine specialists, functional medicine specialists, massage therapists, lymph drainage specialists, nutritional therapists, and aestheticians. We are the first testing facility in the US dedicated to providing these services to all types of doctors.
11. Do I need a prescription or doctor referral to get a thermogram?
A prescription is not needed, however, since we are a testing facility, we must send the thermography report to a doctor of your choice for review and follow up. If your doctor is not familiar with thermography, we offer your doctor a free 15 minute phone consultation with one of our professionally trained staff. It is up to your doctor to contact us to make an appointment for this free consultation.
12. Where can I find more information about thermography?
Please see this webpage: www.thermographycenter.com for more information regarding thermography. We also have included a sample thermogram report that will give you an idea of what type of findings will be covered in your report.
13. Do I need to arrive early to my appointment or fill out paperwork before hand?
Plan to arrive about 30 minutes early to allow your body to adjust to the office temperature before the scan. We ask that you fill out a patient information page and consent forms prior to your arrival. Please be sure to include or bring your doctor’s information including phone#, mailing address and email address. A thermogram cannot be sent via FAX as it is in color. Some of the results are read according to color.
14. What is the difference between camera thermography and your procedure?
Camera thermography measures skin surface temperature so can only show “hot spots.” Our computerized thermography gives an individual biochemical, functional picture of each of your internal organs. It is one of the only technologies that evaluate the lymph systems, which is a foundational reflection of your immune system and transportation of fats.
15. Can a thermogram show problems with (fill in the blank)?
Yes. Thermography shows the function of your body as a whole. It can show how imbalances in one area can affect other parts of your body. For example, intestinal disorders such food intolerances, yeast, parasites, fermentation, etc. can add stress to your immune system which can affect the health of your breasts. Your teeth can harbor viruses, bacteria and other organisms that can cause stress to your immune system and lymph system.
16. How long does the exam take? The full body scan typically only takes about 20-30