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What is digital infrared thermography?

Thermography is an invaluable tool to detect subtle physiologic changes that may accompany pathology, infection, or disease which are often missed by other methods. Thermography is non-invasive, radiation free, and pain free.

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

 

It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis as well as monitoring therapy progress for many conditions and injuries. The application of medical thermography is not limited to body region, size, weight nor any other limited impairments.

The history of Thermography

Medical infrared thermography has been available to the public since 1974.

 

Infrared thermography has many applications. The United States military has used it for decades to flush out the enemy, find active land mines and recover wounded soldiers.

 

The FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies use infrared thermography. This is how they found the Boston bomber hiding in a boat storage area, and they determined he was injured by using the thermography.

 

The medical application has been used by major sports leagues such as the Phoenix Suns basketball team and the L.A. Lakers, to name a few.

Interested in setting up a Thermography scan?

Call 678-228-8900

and someone

will set you up with an

appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Will my insurance cover the test?

This all depends on your individual insurance coverage. Some companies cover the procedure while others do not. Our policy is to receive payment at the time of service. Thermography is not covered by Medicare. Patients will receive a super bill for insurance reimbursement.

Is Digital Infrared Imaging an approved procedure?

Yes, in 1982 DII was approved by the FDA as a breast imaging procedure to be used in addition to other imaging tests and/or examination procedures.

Who is qualified to take and interpret Digital Infrared Images?

Interpretation of thermographic images should only be made by health care providers who are clinically trained to diagnose (MD, DC, ND, NMD, DO.) On our staff, we have several trained thermography readers as well as thermography technicians.

What can I expect in my Thermography Scan?

Overall, getting a Thermography scan done is a pretty quick process. Depending on how many images you are going to take, (ranging from a single body part consisting of about 4-5 shots to a full-body scan with 30+ shots) your session can last in between 30 minutes to an hour or more.

  • When first arriving for your Thermography scan, first we will take information from you and ask about your medical history, surgeries, injuries, etc.

  • We will then submerge your hands or feet in ice cold water to help regulate your body temperature, depending on what part of the body you are getting scanned.

  • If necessary, we may also wrap you in a cold towel. This is to help bring your temperature down. If you naturally have a very low body temperature (cold-natured) and/or have neuropathy in your hands, we may not need to do as much cooling. But for most of you, expect to get a little cool! Don’t worry, this won’t last too long, we promise.

  • After you have been cooled sufficiently, we will then ask you to remove your clothing so we can take our scan. If you’re just getting an abdominal/breast study done, then only your top and undergarments will be removed.

  • If you are doing a full-body scan, we have both female and male technicians so you feel comfortable. At this point we will direct you to hold your hands up and turn in different positions so we can get the proper angles in our scans to send off to the practitioner who will be reading your scans. After we get the scans we need, you will be able to get dressed and we will be finished with the scan.

The whole scan itself is pretty easy and painless. No radiation, cramped spaces, or pain involved! That’s been the one thing our patients have really loved about their thermography scans.

What should I do to prepare for my Thermography Scan?

  • Do not use lotions, powders, oils, or makeup

  • Do not smoke for 1 hour before the test

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds 2 days before the test

  • No heavy meals 2 hours before the study

  • No metabolic stimulants 2 days before testing (fat burners, diet pills)

  • No exercise 2 hours prior to test

  • No Physical therapy, Osteopathic, nor Chiropractic treatments 2 days prior to testing

Medical findings

62% of all mammograms result in false positive findings. Thermography can detect cancers, growths and lesions 6 to 8 years before a mammogram, bone scan, and CAT scan.

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