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Thermography can be used for early detection in cardiovascular disease, disc disease, dental issues, breast cancer, and more.
Thermography has long been used for surveillance and night vision by the military, but since its early clinical use in the field of medicine, dramatic technological advances have occurred in the underlying science, which employs highly sensitive, state-of-the-art infrared cameras and sophisticated computers.
According to U.S. breast cancer statistics, in 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosis were expected of women in the U.S., along with 64,640 cases of non-invasive breast cancer.
With those staggering numbers in place, and “prevention” now being considered more valuable than “cure”, women are beginning to educate themselves and are seeking the option to include thermography in their annual check-ups. This infamous assessment tool (thermography), used to measure thermal emissions from the body, is a key indicator for health.
As explained by Peter Leando, PhD, training officer at The American College of Clinical Thermology, thermography offers an indication of inflammation, vascular change, lymph activity, and abnormal physiology changes.
Cancer stimulates the production of new blood vessels that don’t have the ability to contract; then bring about the production of nitric oxide, which causes vascular dilation, increased blood supply, and heat. Thermographic cameras image these abnormal blood patterns, which forms and feed cancerous tumors, allowing skilled technicians a first glance and the opportunity to recommend preventive measures. Thermography has been known to detect breast cancer as much as 10 years before tumors develop. Mammography finds the cancer only when it’s large enough to be a tumor.
It has been debated that mammography can contribute to, or cause breast cancer because it gives off radiation. In addition, for many women, the compression of mammograms is very uncomfortable. Thermography is non-invasive, does not come in contact with the body, and there’s no radiation. More over, thermography does not have to be a stand-alone tool. It can be, and is normally recommend in adjunct with mammography.
At Natural Healing Center, we utilize thermography as a monitoring/prevention tool. With an array of 640 x 480 (307,000 pixels compared to the average 70,000 pixel camera), NHC’s camera is one of the top thermal imaging cameras used in the world today. Not only does our clinic scan for breast tissue abnormalities but we also do full body scans on both men and women. Call for more info. (843)-839-9996
Before your initial scan, you will be asked to fill out some forms, which will give information on your current and past medical conditions.
After the scanning procedures, your images will be sent out for diagnostics. Scan results normally take 9 to 10 days. Upon receiving your results, the clinic will schedule your follow-up to review the results and offer suggestive actions.
There are several forms that you will have to fill out for your screening, so we’ve made it convenient for you to download and print them here. By printing your forms online, you will save time from having to fill them at the clinic. Choose the form(s) below that match your needs.
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