What is Thermography?
Thermography measures temperature variations using sophisticated and sensitive high tech equipment. These changes in the body’s temperature can indicate disease processes which can be used to indicate abnormalities in wellness long before the body’s own sensory organs can identify them. Thermography can be used to diagnose breast cancer, thyroid disease, inflammation, heart disease, and many other diseases.
How Does it Work?
Thermography assesses blood flow patterns, inflammation and function using very sensitive equipment. It is a non-invasive, non-contact system of recording body temperature by measuring infrared radiation emitted by the body surface. It is a passive, pain free, fast, low cost and sensitive method.
How Effective is Thermography vs Other Methods of Detection?
A thermogram has some advantages over a mammogram and an ultrasound, including the ability to detect physiologic changes in a cancer while it’s still in the cellular phase-sometimes years before it is detectable mammographically or thru an ultrasound.
Thermography can also detect lymphatic congestion and hormonal imbalances as well as monitor dietary changes. It can assess breast cancer risk, which is also something mammography and ultrasound technology cannot do.