For Patients

Why Medical Infrared Screening?

Full Body thermography

Medical Infrared Imaging is the most accurate way to observe temperature variations and patterns on all regions of the body.

 Inflammation is the reaction of a part of the body to injury or infection, characterized by swelling, heat, redness, and pain. The process includes increased blood flow with an influx of white blood cells and other chemical substances that facilitate healing.

Why would we not want to observe that very important part of ourselves?  

The infrared camera “sees” the inflammation in the body functioning and changing in “real time”. We believe it can be used for monitoring, early detection and disease prevention. For instance, hot patterns mean “inflammation”. It is so important to “see” inflammation because it is a very active cause of Alzheimer’s, heart and cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer and much more!

Full Body Imaging

Full Body thermography thermal imaging is loaded with valuable information about a person’s state of health.  If you are alive and breathing, you are an infrared being…emitting infrared energy 24 hours day, every day of your life!  As your body functions change, so do your infrared patterns.  Thermography is the science that observes studies and analyzes these infrared changes to give you (and us) valuable and possibly unknown information about your health.  Read more about Full Body Thermography here.

See – Treat – Prevent.  What a great idea!!!

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Frequently Asked Questions

find-a-center-bannerWho can benefit from Infrared Imaging?

Anyone who is interested in proactively taking charge of their health and not focused exclusively on specific disease diagnosis will benefit from Thermal Imaging. A thermal assessment combined with guidance from a trusted healthcare provider is an opportunity to achieve desired results of optimal health and longevity.

How deep can thermography see into the body?

The infrared camera images the skin surface (1/4 inch), which is a wealth of information reflecting internal metabolism and physiological changes. Thermography does not need to penetrate and invade the body to obtain unique and critical information regarding status of health.

Imaging results considered to be “Early Detection?”

There is an assumption that “early detection” would be related to “cancer”. Thermography is very sensitive but not specific.  What that means is changes that would not be visible to any other examination can be very apparent and indicate an opportunity to make changes for the purpose of optimizing and preserving health. We believe thermography is an early detection of negative changes in the body that, if left unaddressed can lead to different life changing diseases.

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I am a cancer survivor. Can infrared imaging help me monitor my breasts?

Thermography can help you monitor the health of your breasts with a baseline documenting patterns at the time of the initial study and any subsequent significant changes.

Does Thermography “see” cancer? If I have something suspicious looking, will the doctors at least say something?

Thermography does not see deep inside the body, as it is non-invasive. If our Interpreting Physicians see something that they would consider “thermographically significant” they will give you a strong and intentional encouragement to seek further clinical correlation and evaluation. Remember that “Thermographically Significant” does NOT necessarily mean concern for a specific disease, but an indication of an abnormal thermal pattern(s) that meet a certain clinically acceptable level of significance.

Does infrared imaging replace mammography?

Thermography is not the “other mammogram”, it is completely different. A procedure that can assess a global picture of the general health of the entire chest does not replace a procedure that is examining only a limited portion of the breast … for cancer only.

Can thermography help prevent breast cancer?

Knowledge and professional guidance including; diet, exercise, supplementation, dry brushing, hormone balancing as well as lifestyle choices and changes are the useful ways to support breast and general health.

What are your Interpreting Physicians looking for?

A healthy body is expected to be thermally symmetrical. The Interpreting Physicians are looking for signs of significant asymmetry which can indicate valuable indications such as; natural healing signs of inflammation, blood profusion, lymphatic congestion, injury, hormonal imbalance and much more. After evaluating these areas they will assess their level of concern (low, moderate or high) as it relates to the thermal patterns. They will also recommend a follow up appointment for further evaluation, if necessary, or to establish a stable baseline.

Do you personally get mammograms?

Getting mammograms is available to everyone and very personal choice for every woman. We encourage you to discuss this with your doctor or trusted healthcare practitioner. We also encourage you to educate yourself about the associated risks, so that you can make an educated decision best for you.

What would you do if you were diagnosed with Breast Cancer?

This is a very personal question. Each case is individual and unique. I can tell you that I have educated myself so that I can prepare myself as much as possible in the unlikely event of a diagnosis. Without preparation I have witnessed how decisions can be extremely difficult and sometimes with regret for feeling rushed.

These images were taken just minutes apart during a hot flash, but often times women have a permanent mottling pattern on their chests/breasts. This can clear with proper hormone balancing.   What is a baseline?

A baseline is two identical studies, taken at two different times to determine if patterns are stable or if there are any changes. Therefore, the follow-up appointment is the most valuable. If the patterns are stable and not significant, there will be a recommend annual follow-up or earlier if any concerns should arise in the meantime. If there is not stability, there may be recommendation for further clinical evaluation and another follow up in 3 – 6 months.

Consider Health Discovery vs. Disease Detection

We believe every person deserves to know the status of their health, before advanced symptoms require advanced disease management. Thermography provides a very sensitive look at the most clinically recognized indicator of potential health problems – inflammation. In other words, thermography can see what the body is doing in attempt to heal itself. Sometimes it needs help.

“Medical Infrared Imaging is not the “other mammogram”…

it is so much more!”

Carol Chandler DOM