Medical Thermography

Medical Thermography is an early detection technique for breast health

Research shows that cancer may develop over a period of time and that abnormal cells may develop as early as 10 years before cancer. Breast thermography is not a replacement for regular breast health programs that your medical doctor will provide. Breast thermography is a complimentary test to other screening methods and detection procedures that can detect abnormal cellular activities in the breast 5-10 years before a tumor is detected using temperature changes. It does this all without radiation , compression and is very safe.

Breast thermography is the only known test that can also serve as an early warning system by identifying women who have high-risk pre-cancerous infrared imaging markers. The procedure can also play a role in prognosis and as a method of assisting in monitoring the effects of treatment.

Medical DITI, or thermography, is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that converts infrared radiation (heat) emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color. The spectrum of colors indicate an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface.

Highlights: Safe Scanning Method for Body Health including breast, pain and circulation

Functional Assessment of : Body , Breast , Pain and Circulation

Indicated For: Individuals who wish to have their health assessed for the body, breast, unexplained pain or circulatory concerns and is recommended for all women over age 30.

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Medical Thermography is indicated for those who wish to have an overall assessment of their body or a region of the body ie breast for early detection of possible tumor growths, for those with pain and vascular changes.

Medical Thermography can graphically display and record the subjective feeling of pain by objectively displaying the changes in skin surface temperature that are produced by pain states. Medical Thermography’s major clinical value is in its high sensitivity to pathology in the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems and as such can contribute to a diagnosis by the clinician.

Medical DITI has been used extensively in human medicine in the USA, Europe and Asia for the past 20 years. Until now, cumbersome equipment has hampered its diagnostic and economic viability. Current state of the art PC based IR technology designed specifically for clinical application has changed all this.

FAQs Medical Thermography

There is no one test that can detect 99-100% of all cancers.
No single test exists that can be used alone as an adequate screening or detection method for breast cancer.

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The recommended sequence of breast screening would involve:

With a concern of the radiation we are exposed to , more are becoming aware of the following:

  • “Mammograms exposes you to approximately, 1,000 times of radiation you’d get in a chest x-ray.” (”The Secret of Health” Breast Wisdom, Ben Johnson, MD., DO., N.M.D., Integrated oncologist)
  • The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the US, states that 40% of cancers are missed during a mammography screening in women aged 40-49 and misses 10% of cancerous tumors in women over 50.
  • “Mammography machines can damage delicate breast tissue and may even break open cancerous tumors and send them throughout your breast where they will grow and spread “(”The Secret of Health” Breast Wisdom #page 59, by Ben Johnson, MD., DO., N.M.D. an Integrated oncologist)
  • An International Agency for Research on Cancer study showed women who get chest X-rays before the age of 20 may increase their risk of developing the disease 2.5 times by age 40 compared to women who had never been exposed to x-rays

Conditions to consider Breast Thermography:

  • In certain cases like inflammatory breast cancer, in case of very small tumors or cancer areas that fall outside of the main part of the breast, Thermography is far more sensitive method of detection.
  • Very small or too large breasted women do not fit under the mammograms properly.
  • Very dense, fibrocystic breasts cannot be properly imaged by mammograms and is extremely painful

Breast Screening is an excellent tool for:

  • Breast Health Prevention
  • Benign Breast Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
    Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
    Breast Mastitis
  • Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Monitoring Breast Cancer Treatment

Fee Schedule:

Full Body Screening 45 minutes:  350

Breast or Regional  30 minutes: 250

Consult: 98 ( For existing reviVelife patients who have already had a new patient visit)

New Patient Appointment: 249

(It is recommended to have a new patient appointment or a consult to integrate your results for your optimal health plan)

Your test will be send to an MD for review and will be available for your overview 2 weeks from test date. 

A consult is recommended 2 weeks after test date.

Patient Preparation:

  • You must wait at least three (3) months after breast surgery, the completion of chemotherapy or radiation before a thermology examination.
  • You are asked to avoid any natural or artificial tanning of your chest for seven (7) days prior to the study date.
  • You must not have had significant fevers within thirty-six (36) hours of the examination.
  • You must avoid any clinical physical stimulation, examination or compression of the breasts (self or clinical examination, ultrasound or mammogram) for at least 3 days prior to the examination.
  • You should refrain from a sauna, steam-room or hot/cold packs in contact with the breasts for at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the examination.
  • You are asked not to shave your underarms or use any skin creams, lotions, deodorants or powders on your breasts or underarms on the study day.
  • You are asked to refrain from exercise, bathing or showering for one hour prior to examination.
  • You are asked to refrain from any tobacco use, caffeinated coffee or tea consumption for two (2) hours prior to the examination.
  • You may wear any necklaces with or without pendants unless they are so long as to touch the breasts or extend to the level of the cleavage. In fact, necklaces and pendants can be an asset to the technician as they may serve as an aid to obtaining a sharp focus.
  • If you are exposed to outside environmental extremes, such as very cold or warm temperatures, you should acclimate in a comfortable room temperature for approximately thirty (30) minutes prior to the equilibration process.
  • Example Thermograms

    Medical Thermography Images Courtesy of  Healthscan