Applications of Medical Thermography

Medical Thermography has 4 general categories of application, and a variety of specialized applications. The general categories are:

  • As a Health Discovery tool
  • As part of a Proactive approach to Health and Wellness
  • As an Adjunctive Imaging modality and
  • To Monitor the effectiveness of a medical intervention.

Medical Thermography as A Health Discovery Tool

Medical Thermography captures the subtle temperature variation of the skin. By identifying...
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Medical Thermography as Part of a Proactive Approach to Health and Wellness.

  • Everyone has their own unique “thermal signature” – just like we all have our own unique fingerprints.
  • Medical thermography captures...
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Medical Thermography as an Supplemental Imaging Modality

  • Medical Thermography is different from every other imaging modality.
  • Other imaging modalities such as X-rays, CT Scans, MRI and Ultrasound are all looking at structure, or anatomy. Medical Thermography on the other hand...
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Using Thermography to Monitor the Effectiveness of a Medical Intervention

  • When the body is in homeostasis, the thermal patterns of the body...
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Medical Thermography as A Health Discovery Tool
Medical Thermography as Part of a Proactive Approach to Health and Wellness.
Medical Thermography as an Supplemental Imaging Modality
  • Medical Thermography is different from every other imaging modality.
  • Other imaging modalities such as X-rays, CT Scans, MRI and Ultrasound are all looking at structure, or anatomy. Medical Thermography on the other hand is a test of physiology, or function.
  • Other imaging modalities have risks and potential side effects. There is no risk and no side effect from having a thermal study done. Medical
    thermography is 100% safe – it is non-invasive, and no energy is imparted to the client.
  • Since thermography sees the body the way no other imaging modality does, medical thermography can provide the missing piece of the puzzle to enable a medical practitioner to “connect the dots.”
Medical Thermography as Part of a Proactive Approach to Health and Wellness.
  • When the body is in homeostasis, the thermal patterns of the body should be symmetrical and there should be no significant hot or cold patterns.
  • So, when there is inflammation or reduced function of an organ or system of the body, there will be an “abnormal” thermal pattern.
  • The goal of a medical intervention is to address the inflammatory process. When that intervention is effective, the thermal pattern will be “normalized.”
  • Therefore, thermography can provide a way to assess if that medical intervention is effective or if it needs to be adjusted, modified or re- evaluated.
  • Examples of Medical Thermography to monitor the effectiveness of an intervention or course of treatment include –
    1. Thyroid Support
    2. Lymphatic Congestion
    3. Vascular Issues
  • Thermography can also reveal if a musculoskeletal healing is complete.

For example:
Knee surgery – Since medical thermography is assessing thermal symmetry, it compares one side of the body to the other. So if one knee is significantly warmer than the other, then the body is sending  Increased blood flow to that knee and healing is not complete.

Thermography as a Monitoring Tool

(courtesy of Medical Thermography Clinic)

Specialized Applications of Medical Thermography

  • RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Diabetic Foot Study
  • Motor Vehicle Accident/Post Trauma Imaging
  • Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy
  • Post Treatment Monitoring
  • Post Mastectomy
  • Fever Screening