First, Your Certified Clinical Thermographer will review your medical history. Then you’ll partially disrobe the area to take the infrared images. The procedure usually takes less than 45 minutes, and you see your images instantly!
After reviewing the scan with your CCT, they’ll upload it to a secure server for interpretation by a doctor – and you’ll leave your appointment with peace of mind.
How does Thermography work?
Las Vegas Thermography uses a special ultra-sensitive, infrared camera designed for the human body. This measures the changes in your body's internal thermal regulation that are triggered by pathology, inflammation, and aggressive early stage tumors. Your doctor is then able to use the images created in your scan as a personal pathology map to find the root of your ailment.
How accurate is Thermography?
Studies have shown Thermography to have an over 93% sensitivity rating in detecting early stage, aggressive tumors - especially in dense, hard to study tissues like the breast.
What will happen in my appointment?
First, Your Certified Clinical Thermographer will review your medical history. Then you'll partially disrobe the area to take the infrared images. The procedure usually takes less than 45 minutes, and you see your images instantly! After reviewing the scan with your CCT, they'll upload it to a secure server for interpretation by a doctor - and you'll leave your appointment with peace of mind.
Is Breast Thermography Safe?
Breast Thermography is completely risk free. There is no radiation exposure or anything invasive about the test. You don't even need to completely disrobe!
How is Breast Thermography different from a Mammogram?
Both tests look for cancer, but in completely different ways. Mammograms look for changes in the tissue density of the breast, while thermography looks for temperature changes which occur as a growing cancer alters the blood supply of the breast. The medical literature views both procedures as complementary to each other.
Is Thermography covered by my insurance?
Some insurances carriers may cover thermal imaging scans, and you should check your plan coverage. However, even for uninsured patients, thermal imaging is comfortably affordable.
Is thermography only for women?
Absolutely not! Thermography detects abnormalities such as carotid arteries, immune function, thyroid issues, it be used on anyone!
Is there any preparation for the scan?
Avoid using deodorant on the day of the scan. To avoid skin abrasions do not shave on the day of the exam. Do not use body lotions or bath powders on your breast the day of the exam. Avoid hot showers, excessive caffeine, heavy exercise, spicy foods and gum chewing the day of the exam.
At what age should I get my first exam?
Women as young as 15 years old can benefit from a baseline thermography scan.
At what age should I get my first exam?
Women as young as 15 years old can benefit from a baseline thermography scan. I actually have been scanning my grandchildren for years. Since thermography is non-invasive it can be used on anyone. Generally, women get their first scan in their 30's. This baseline can then be used as a comparison as they age.
Do I have to disrobe?
Yes, you will need to remove clothing from the waist up for a breast exam. For full body scan you will remove everything except underwear. It is important to cool yourself down for 5 minutes prior to taking the scan.
How long does it take to get results?
The results and images will be emailed to you, usually within a 48 to 72 hours. You may print out both the report and the pictures to bring along to your physical if you wish.
Who interprets the scans?
The images and history report are reported to EMI (Electronic Medical Interpretation). The images are read by MD's who are certified in reading thermography.
How often do I need thermography?
Your first scan is your baseline scan and you will have a followup scan in 3 months. This is very important as it is used as a comparison to your baseline to detect any physiological changes. Active cancers double in size and heat in approximately 100 days. If there are increased heat patterns and/or vascular changes from your baseline to the second scan additional modalities will be requested from the interpreting MD. If all is stable yearly followup scans are advised.
Is thermography used only for breast health screening?
No, thermography can be used to identify muscular skeletal injuries and pathology. It is useful as a diagnostic tool in cases of inflammation and chronic pain. Thermography can can detect early signs of arthritis, TM, dental infections, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. IBS, diverticulitis, and Crohn's disease are often visible with thermography. Thermography screening can access heart function and detect inflammation in the carotid arteries, which may be a precursor to stroke and blood clots.
Does insurance cover the cost?
You will be given a receipt with the ICD codes to submit to your insurance company.