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Thermography is an objective piece of information relating to actual function and physiology rather than structure. We are able to see thermovascular changes that can take place long before anything becomes structural enough to be seen by ultrasound or mammogram. How is that possible? By your amazing body’s sympathetic nervous system and its response to change in your body. We have known for centuries that body temperature and illness are connected. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) visualizes and quantifies changes in skin surface temperature. Our infrared camera is so sophisticated it will record changes to 1/100th of a degree. Since there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal temperature asymmetry's can be easily identified.
X-rays, ultrasound, and MRIs are all tests that provide information on the structures found within the body. Thermography is the only imaging technology at this time that is capable of showing physiological changes and metabolic processes. Thermography can often show where the pain is coming from. And there is no exposure to x-rays, nothing to prompt claustrophobic feelings.
Common clinical uses include:
· early detection of breast cancer risk
· sports related injuries
· detection of vascular and nerve pathology
· imaging pain and referred pain
· monitoring of changes in general health status
· monitoring of healing process
· monitoring of treatment efficacy.
Imaging can be done on a region of interest, or the whole body can be scanned.
Results obtained with medical DITI systems are totally objective and show excellent correlation with other diagnostic tests.
Specific illnesses, diseases and ailments that can be detected through digital infrared thermal imaging are:
2. Visceral Dysfunction
3. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
4. Chronic Low Back Pain
5. Headache / Sinus Pain
6. Neck and Back Problems
7. Referred Pain
8. Repetitive Strain Injuries
11. Skin Cancer
13. Chronic Nerve Injury
14. Sports Injuries
Thermography is a diagnostic tool in the differential diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal injuries – commonly foot and ankle, knee, shoulder, and lumbar and cervical spine – and their prognosis for return to participation and/or competition. Thermography has been recognized as a viable diagnostic tool since 1987 by the AMA council on scientific affairs, the ACA council on Diagnostic Imaging, the Congress of Neurosurgeons in 1988 and in 1990 by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Thermography uses infra-red photography to measure thermal emissions from the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The thermograph is the picture produced. It provides a visual means of identifying areas of inflammation.
It can help determine where your pain is coming from and the best way to treat it. Prompt and more effective treatment may be initiated so that full blown, difficult to manage, chronic disability may be averted.
Posttraumatic pain is often associated with complex disturbances of the sympathetic nervous system which also controls microcirculation of the skin. Circulatory skin changes are in turn reflected by altered superficial thermal emission, which can be reliably imaged by thermography.
Our images are taken with Meditherm equipment exclusively. Meditherm makes the only medical grade (with FDA factory inspections) infrared imaging equipment on the market today.
Images are interpreted by Medical Doctors, additionally Board Certified in Themology and are physicians from various specialties, who form the team at EMI (Electronic Medical Interpretation), a subsidiary of Meditherm; it is the world's largest and most advanced network of interpreting physicians
30-60 minutes $150.00
First Breast Thermogram? $199.00. First time clients receive a complimentary second Breast Thermogram.
Two Thermograms for $199.00. See above why it takes 2.
Partial Body Imaging
Area of Interest
Full Body Imaging
60-90 minutes, over 25 images
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Most insurance does not pay for Thermography. We recommend going to your insurance website and searching Thermography to see their policy.
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