A Breast Cancer Screening Option
Thermography is used to describe a thermal image taken of the body by a special highly sensitive infrared camera. It is a test of physiology, rather than more commonly used tests of anatomy like x-ray and MRI’s. Thermal imaging looks for thermal asymmetry or differences in temperature patterns comparing the patient’s right and left sides. Thermography also looks at “thermatomes” or areas of expression on the skin, inflammation and vascular patterns.
Looking at a function, we can see patterns that may become a problem down the line. It is like looking at your blood sugar patterns before you are diagnosed as diabetic. With this information, our goal is to be a proactive health screening service, helping our patients maintain or return to good health.
Breast Thermography has a 90% accuracy of screening for breast cancer compared to mammography that has an 80% accuracy. When used together we can have a 95% accuracy for screening for breast cancer. Please ask about this imaging done at Simply You Health and Med Spa.
Frequently Asked Questions
For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of some common questions and answers. Perhaps you have the same question that was on somebody else’s mind. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Feel free to call and discuss or check out breastthermography.com for more great information.
Is Thermography Covered by Insurance?
Unfortunately, it is not a covered service by insurance companies. At one time thermography was covered and is still being pushed to be a covered service. Look for a discount off Thermography in May and October for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Are you certified in Thermography and who reads the images?
I became certified in thermography in 2013 by Dr. William Amalu who has taken a very active role in Thermography research. He is also the reading physician for Simply You Health and Med Spa thermography images.
Any special requirements or instructions for thermography.
When coming to Simply You Health and Med Spa for a breast thermogram you are acclimated to a cooler room setting for at least 10 minutes prior to taking images. Take a look at the Pre-Instruction Sheet for do's and don'ts prior to having a Thermogram. You can also print and bring the Breast Intake Form to your appointment.