our goal is to provide an early risk assessment
early detection can save your life!
thermography is Available for all women; MOTHERS, SISTERS AND DAUGHTERS
we understand your concerns!
What is thermography?
An infrared thermal scan is a 15 minute, non-invasive, radiation free, test of physiology and a valuable procedure for alerting of changes that can indicate early stage disease.
Do I need a referral by a doctor?
No you do not need a referral. Most are referred by health practitioners, but we do not require a referral for a scan. A referral may be helpful when filing an insurance claim.
Does it tell me if I have cancer?
Thermograms, just like mammograms and ultrasounds, are used for screening only. None of them diagnose cancer. Only biopsies can provide a diagnosis.
What are the benefits of thermography
The benefit of breast thermography is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease that has been possible through breast self examination, doctor examination or mammography alone. Thermography can detect the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan accordingly and lay out a careful program to further diagnose and/or monitor you during and after any treatment.
Is thermography safe?
Yes, thermography is just as safe and painless as having your photograph taken. Infrared scanning (or thermography) uses no radiation or compression of the body. The procedure is painless, completely safe, and FDA approved technology. Unlike most diagnostic modalities, DITI is non-invasive. We do not need to come in contact with the patient whatsoever. Medical DITI can offer considerable financial savings by avoiding the need for more expensive investigations. Medical DITI can graphically display the very subjective feeling of pain by objectively displaying the changes in skin surface temperature that accompany pain levels.
what does thermography specializes in?
There are a number of areas in which thermography will help you better understand your body. But it specializes in: Breast Imaging, Pain Diagnostics and Early-Stage Disease Detection.
I'm breast feeding out of the right breast and don't use the left breast, would this change the information on my report?
This would not impact the result. Lactation involves various hormones such as oxytocin that affect breast tissue physiology regardless of which breast is used for the actual feeding. Thermography does not provide actionable information about breasts during breast feeding or during pregnancy.
Do you accept Insurance?
We do not provide billing or any assistance in health insurance reimbursement, but do provide an invoice and payment receipt for your filing purposes. Thermography is usually found under CPT code 93740 Temperature Gradient Studies.
Why is my doctor unaware?
Doctors are either unaware of thermography or have outdated information of its validity and benefits, thus don’t make the effort to learn more about this potentially life-saving technology.
does thermography replace mammograms?
Both systems serve a different purpose. Using thermography and mammography together can decrease breast cancer risks. Thermography is better used for prevention and protecting breast health in many ways. Mammography is used to diagnose a specific problem.
Who should have thermography?
Thermography is an ideal tool for monitoring inflammatory changes in your body and can identify patterns that suggest: Breast Cancer & Risk Assessment, Dental Pathology & Infection, Digestive Disorders, Heart Disease & Potential for Stroke, Lymphatic Stagnation, Neuropathy & Vascular Disorders, Joint Dysfunction & Arthritis, Referred Pain & Trigger Points, Injuries & Fractures The information gained from a thermogram is valuable to men and women. Inflammation is at the root of most diseases.
Is thermography experimental?
If you’ve never heard of thermography, you may wonder how credible it is. Meditherm is well established as the market leader in clinical thermography — with the largest network of thermography systems installed in the world. Your scans are actually analyzed and reviewed by certified physicians who’ve specialized in thermography. Plus, when it comes to credibility, Meditherm sponsors major research programs at Duke University. Other research institutions using Meditherm equipment in clinical trials include UCLA, VA Hospital Durham, and a number of other institutions internationally. So you can rest assured this is a legitimate tool for helping you gain your best health possible.
I'm pregnant, how soon after giving birth can I have a breast scan?
You would need to wait 3 months after giving birth unless you’re breast feeding in which case you would then have to wait 3 months past nursing period. All other areas can be scanned except the breast.
Women in the U.S. have a "1 in 8” (or about 13%) lifetime risk of getting breast cancer
The World Health Organization predicts that the incidence of breast cancer in young women will increase by 50% by 2035.