What Is Thermography?

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (thermography)  was added at our Alternative Naturopathic Center in May, 2011 with state-of-the-art equipment.  Our staff has been trained by one of the most experienced, well-respected thermographers in the world, Dr Peter Leando.  This procedure is entirely non-invasive, safe, discrete, and has excellent predictive value for early detection of abnormal body physiology.

Even though thermography is best known for imaging and assessing breast health, it has a wide range of other applications. Thermograms can visualize inflammatory conditions of arteries and veins, strokes, digestive disorders, skin cancers, undiagnosed pain conditions, help with early detection of arthritic-like changes, carpal tunnel syndrome, hidden dental and TMJ issues, and many others.

Particular mention deserves use of thermography for assessing clinically suspected deep vein thrombosis of the legs. Unknown and untreated deep vein thrombosis is dangerous because it can progress to pulmonary embolism which can be fatal. Diagnosis of DVT by venograms and Doppler ultrasound can be unreliable and invasive whereas thermal imaging is a simple, non-invasive, fast, cost-effective and highly accurate in DVT assessment.

Thermography can be used as a tool to evaluate the extent of a known tissue injury and is able to monitor its healing process and response to treatment. This makes thermography an invaluable tool for physical therapists and health professionals involved in sports medicine.

Thermography has a proven success rate of assisting those who have suffered from unexplained pain or headaches with no definitive answer from other diagnostic modalities.

Medical thermography can be used for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring the effectiveness of a prescribed therapy or treatment for the following conditions and injuries:

● Artery inflammation
● Arthritis
● Back injuries
● Breast disease (fibrocystic conditions, mastitis, and lymph congestion)
● Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
● Deep Vein Thrombosis and Venous Inflammation
● Dental /TMJ/Periodontal (even before your dentist can detect)
● Digestive Disorders
● Disc Disease
● Fibromyalgia
● Headache
● Inflammatory Pain
● Nerve Damage
● Referred Pain Syndrome
● Skin Cancer
● Sprain/Strain
● Sports Injuries
● Stroke Screening
● Unexplained pain
● Vascular disease
● Whiplash

If any of the above conditions are an issue for you or if you like to be proactive with your health, think thermography first. Often the use of medical thermography as an initial diagnostic tool can result in considerable financial savings by avoiding the need for more expensive and invasive investigations.

Alternative Naturopathic Center Thermal Imaging provides a professional thermal service to those wishing to be proactive in their own health and wellbeing, as well as accepting referrals from physicians, chiropractors, dentists and other health care professionals. We use only current state of the art software and FDA registered and approved infrared technology designed and manufactured specifically for medical application that has made thermography globally recognized as an invaluable diagnostic tool for the past 20 years. While we always encourage the involvement of your practitioner or health care provider, no referrals are needed for our service.

All of our thermographers have been clinically certified and your results will be reviewed and interpreted by Board Certified MD Thermologists. Our exam and reporting procedures exceed HIPAA compliance. You will receive copy of your report, complete with all color thermographic images as well as the interpreting doctor’s objective opinion and recommendation if relevant. We strongly recommend the involvement of your physician and can forward the results to the practitioner of your choice for his or her clinical correlation.

Our Standard of Care uses various imaging and scanning tests such as angiograms, MRIs, Cat scans, ultrasounds, mammograms. They can be very helpful in diagnosing the condition (cancer, heart attack, stroke, etc) itself, but lack the ability to identify the factors leading up to development of those conditions, such as chronic inflammation, lymphatic congestion, chronic low-grade infections, estrogen dominance.

We encourage you to be proactive with your health! The body is wonderfully and incredibly made and when it operates properly, it can heal itself in so many ways. Finding out what your individual issues and blockages are early on helps provide you with the highest and best opportunity for optimal health. Be the BEST YOU that You can be. Schedule your Thermal Scan today!