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What is Infrared Imaging?


Digital infrared thermal imaging is a totally noninvasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries, by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body.

It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress, for conditions and injuries, including:

  • Back Injuries        
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia        
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Breast Disease    
  • Stroke Screening
  • Sinus Infection    
  • Disc Disease
  • Dental and TMJ    
  • Nerve Damage

Images or Thermograms can be taken of the whole body or just areas being investigated. The digitized images are stored on a computer and are sent electronically to a Thermologist for interpretation and reporting.  

What is Breast Thermography?

Breast Thermography is a safe, non-ionizing, non-contact study of breast skin temperature that is useful in breast health risk assessment.  It has particular utility in monitoring the effect of breast hormone therapy. It is also useful as an adjunct in the detection of physiologic changes associated with breast cancer. Internationally peer reviewed Guidelines for Breast Thermography have been developed by the American Academy of Thermology in 2012.

 

How Does Breast Thermography Work?

Thermography measure, images and maps microcirculatory shunting associated with breast circulatory changes in the skin. Hormones, in particular estrogen and progesterone, can affect breast physiology and circulation. Serial studies are helpful in monitoring the effects of hormone replacement therapy and the treatment of fibrocystic disease. There are several musculoskeletal applications that impact breast lymphatics, health and associated pain as well.  

Preparation:

Do not smoke for 2 hours before the test.

Do not use lotions, oils, powder or heavy make-up.

Avoid sun exposure or tanning bed for 2 days before test.

Diet- No heavy meals 2 hours before test.

Medicine- No metabolic stimulants 2 days before test (fat burners/diet pills).

No exercise, chiropractic adjustments or massage 3 hours prior to test.

Fees:

Region of concern includes one area of the body; head/neck, legs, abdomen, feet etc.:  $145

Breast Screening includes breast and upper back: $145

Women’s/Men’s Health screening Includes - Head, neck, breast, chest, abdomen, back and other areas of concern as needed:  $225

Full body scan – Includes:  All of the above plus arms, hands, legs, knees and feet:  $415.

There’s an additional $10 charge if you would like a copy of the scan.  

Appropriate fees are due at time of service.  Three Rivers Thermography will provide you with a receipt including billing codes for you to submit to your insurance provider.  Please note; at this time most insurance providers do not reimburse for thermography.