Thermography

On August 4, 2015, from 1-5 PM, Health Builders PC will be offering thermography through The Longevity Center.  

What is Thermal Imaging?

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging creates images that illustrate heat patterns in the body.  The thermal images are analyzed for abnormalities which may be signs of disease in the body.

Annual Thermograms allow you to map changes in the body’s heat patterns, which may reflect inflammation, over time and can alert you to any deviations from your norm.

Inflammation is a precursor to many diseases such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension.  Early detection of inflammation may help you prevent many negative health conditions from developing.  Lifestyle changes, detoxification, stress-reduction, nutritional supplementation, acupuncture, etc can help reduce inflammation.

Breast thermograms, specifically can detect irregular patterns in the breast, conditions that occur before a noticeable lump is formed.  In some cases, such as Inflammatory Breast Cancer, there are no lumps to be detected by self exam or mammogeram. This is why adding thernmography to your annual routine can help with early detection.  With breast thermography, it is important to have 2 scans done within a 3-4 month period due to the fact that active cancers double in size and heat approximately 100 days apart.  If there is no changes, annual thermal scans are appropriate. If there are increased heat patterns from the first breast scan to the second, additional modalities will be requested.

Mammograms look at anatomical changes in the breast.  Thermograms look at vascular changes in the breast as they detect blood flow patterns, inflammation and asymmetries.  The two detection methods can complement each other.

Thermal Imaging is painless, involves no compression, non-invasive and emits NO RADIATION.

If interested, call the office to schedule an appointment, 703-256-2600.  We will be offering thermography every 2 months.  Please call for dates.

 

 

 

 

 

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