Thermography

Did you know...

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. 1 in every 8 American women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Approximately 1/3 of all breast cancers occur in women under 45.
  • 75% of women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

How Can Thermography Help Me?

Thermography is a thermal imaging scan of the breast or thyroid, which can scan for abnormalities under the skin. It is intended to be used in addition to, not in lieu of, other imaging procedures. There are, however, many unique benefits to thermography. It is very low-impact, uses no radiation and poses absolutely no health risks to the patient. Scans may be performed with any necessary frequency and from the age of 20 on. Thermography does not encounter difficulty in scanning women who are nursing or have fibrocystic, large, dense or enhanced breasts, and can be used even in the case of a double mastectomy. Thermography also helps to confirm the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the breasts.

Why Choose Restorative Health Center?

Thermography can be a very effective tool that can discover signs of precancerous tissue that are too small to be found using other preventative measures. However, scans are effective only when they are performed properly! Many offices use industrial-grade camera and software, which is not intended to be used for medical imaging. They also offer "traveling thermography", where they move their equipment to perform scans in an environment that is not temperature-controlled.

We understand that when it comes to a woman's breast health, accuracy is paramount. Our software is medical-grade and used exclusively for thermography. Our camera is the highest grade available and is correctly calibrated to the same temperature at all times. This insures quality scans that provide the most accurate information possible!

Testimonial

"When I started to get breast thermography 3 years ago, it became clear to me that this was a far healthier alternative to a mammogram, and that it would be very hard to return to having one every year (and I haven't). It's painless, fast, and my breasts do not suffer in any way. I like that I can discuss the results with Dr Carter, and that she suggests ways to get my breasts healthier by telling me ways to reduce any inflammation I have. I am still learning about thermography, and I hope that someday this procedure will be fully accepted by the AMA as an alternative to what I have come to see as barbaric procedure."
--Margie N. West Chester, PA

Further Reading

Dr. Robert Kane
Spectron IR

Forms

Breast Health History Follow-up [PDF]
Breast Health History Initial [PDF]
Pre-exam Instructions [PDF]