What Is Thermography?
Thermography is a FDA approved non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing thermal abnormalities present in the body. It is best used with other screenings modalities as well as regular self exams and physician exams for early detection.
Thermography measures the infrared radiation (heat) which emits from the surface of the body. Thermography assesses physiology (function), not anatomy (structure), the way traditional screening methods such as mammography, ultrasound, or MRI do. Thermography is radiation free and requires no compression or contact to the body.
It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries including:
- Back Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Unexplained Pain
- Dental and TMJ
- Vascular Disease
- Breast Disease
- Inflammatory Pain
- Referred Pain Syndrome
- Sprains / Strains
- Digestive Disorders
- Fibrocystic Activity and more!
X-Ray, C.T., Ultrasound and M.R.I are all tests of ‘anatomy’ that measure the structures of your body whereas thermography is unique in its capability to show the physiological change and metabolic processes occurring in the body.
Although many people associate thermography as a breast screening tool, images can be taken of the entire body or just regions of interest. The digitized images are sent electronically to a Thermologist, a medical doctor certified in thermal interpretations, for analysis and report. Your report is sent directly to you and to any healthcare professionals requested within an average time of two business days.
To schedule a thermography, please contact the team at Thermography of Idaho.