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Thermography

BREAST SCREENING $250 $150

Be proactive by screening for inflammation, lymphatic congestion, hormonal imbalances as VERY EARLY detection saves lives AND breasts!

This thermal imaging series will  screen for:
– Tumors of the breast
– Inflammation of the breast/chest
– Lymph congestion in the breast and chest.


WOMEN'S/MEN'S HEALTH SCREENING $375 $275

This scan is from the top of the head to just above the pubic bone.  It includes all major organs, lymphatic, breasts, periodontal issues, Carotid artery, coronary issues, visualizes pain, intestinal inflammation, etc.

This thermal imaging series will screen:
    – Full cranial and thyroid (includes Carotid Artery)
    – Periodontal inflammation
– Back of neck (PNC)
– Full breast scan and lymph node activity (underarms)
– Full back (upper & lower)
    – Stomach, visceral (abdomen), large & small intestines, kidneys, colon, ovaries, uterus, etc.

FULL BODY FEMALE SCREENING $550 $450

This scan is from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet.  It includes everything in the Half Body Scan PLUS the bottom of the feet, the legs, lymphatic in the upper thighs, will catch phlebitis, problems from varicosity (varicose veins), etc.

FULL BODY MALE SCREENING $475 $375

This scan is from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet.  It includes everything in the Half Body Scan PLUS the bottom of the feet, the legs, lymphatic in the upper thighs, will catch phlebitis, problems from varicosity (varicose veins), etc.


WHAT IS THERMAL IMAGING?

WHAT IS THERMAL IMAGING?

​Thermal imaging, FDA approved in 1982, is an unsurpassed, safe and noninvasive disease-screening technique that can detect signs of tumors up to ten years earlier than is possible using other tests. Inflammation and other conditions can immediately be detected as well such as periodontal disease or infection (that may go unnoticed by x-ray) which is incredibly important to detect early when it comes to heart health and breast health.


Clinical Thermography is a simple test of physiology that relies on the sympathetic nerve control of skin blood flow and the ability of the sympathetic nervous system to respond to (and react to) pain, pathology, injury or dysfunction anywhere in the body. While other diagnostics, such as ultrasound, radiography and mammography show the body’s structure or anatomy, DITI (digital infrared thermal imaging) is unique in that it shows physiological and metabolic processes.


Thermography is also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is an extremely accurate heat sensitive imaging device that uses definitive variation of colors to represent actual temperature variations for that specific region of the body. The primary view held by thermographers & doctors is that our body should have corresponding heat patterns for both sides of the body mid line on both sides. A standard deviation that is considered significant is a variation of 0.3 C degree or greater.

How skin temperature renders a health status of the body is shown below:

  1. In fetal development, the skin, brain, and spinal cord originate from the same cellular tissue. Skin temperature control is directly “hotwired” to the brain and spinal cord so as to constantly regulate the body core temperature and thus maintain the health of the entire system.
  2. The skin temperature is regulated by that part of the brain that also controls the blood flow to every muscle, organ, and gland.
  3. Any changes in the internal issues and environment of the body tend to produce a reflexive and corresponding change in skin temperatures that show very graphically in a thermographic image. Heat imaging gives visual points of reference regarding the body’s ability to work correctly. We thus can see the functional, physiological, and biological pattern of the blood flow within the body. Heat patterns, either higher or lower, tend to take on the color patterns of that part of a body being affected by an outside influence that is different from the norm

Our focus on breast health is related to breast cancer precursors–those heat markers and areas that no x-ray or mammogram could ever show, such as:

(1) Chronic (prolonged) inflammation

(2) Chronic lymphatic congestion (the systems that feed breast tissues and carry waste away)

(3) Estrogen inflammatory influences (frequently, blood test results show normal prognosis)

Thermography is not considered an independent (solely used) diagnostic tool. There are other considerations such as breast lesions that must be considered beyond the scope of thermography. But on the other hand, common disorders like strains are not even noticed by X-ray, MRI, or CT scan. Neither can issues such as sciatica or neuropathies such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) be detected with any method besides thermography. The limitations of x-ray and the numerous other scan methods are enhanced with thermography. It is realized that only a biopsy can give a definitive diagnosis of cancers.

Linda Hayes & Dr. Melvin

Linda Hayes & Dr. Melvin

Linda Hayes, Certified Clinical Thermographer, has been using thermal imaging for early disease detection for the past 20 years. Thermal imaging has been able to help in the early detection of inflammatory breast cancer which frequently affects women between the ages of 20 and 40. Thermal imaging can screen for the earliest stages of cancer in ALL women, all age groups, and is often preferred to mammograms since this technology has NO RADIATION and NO BODY CONTACT, and is done in a matter of minutes while you wait. It is currently recognized as one of the earliest methods of screening for breast disease. The American Heart Association suggests thermal imaging as an initial screening for heart disease.

“What I want to share with you now may surprise you or it may make you angry but you’ll thank God for what I have to tell you, because it may very well save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

The reality is ALL women face the threat of breast cancer. Current statistics show that one-in-eight American women will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime.

For over thirty years we have been told that an annual mammography examination is the key to long-term survival from breast cancer. Yet, after thirty years there has been no significant improvement in mortality.”

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Doctor of Chiropractic
Board Certified Thermal Reading Doctor for 20+ Years

Dr. Melvin has 35 years of chiropractic experience, 20 years of reading and interpretations of thermal imaging scans and 300 hours of radiology. He is a noted speaker who teaches and certifies doctors and technicians in thermal imaging. He has trained offices throughout the US and continues to educate himself everyday in analyzing his patient scans to help them have a better understanding of their health and health options.

FAQ's On Thermography

FAQ's On Thermography

What are the​ benefits of Thermal Imaging?

  • Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic tool with scientifically valid, reproducible results.
  • Thermography is an FDA approved adjunctive diagnostic device so the results can be trusted.
  • Thermography can detect dysfunction even when conventional blood tests and radiographic tests were negative.

Does insurance cover thermal imaging?

  • All insurance carriers are different.  Currently Total Thermal Imaging does not accept insurance, however we  provide you with a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance company.
  • HSA or FSA accounts are accepted as a viable method for paying for your scan.

Why get tested with thermal imaging?

  • Thermal imaging has been an available medical test for more than 50 years, and its nonmedical applications pre-date that by a decade. 
  • Despite controversy in its early days, this tool has withstood the test of time and has become the mainstay in many diagnostic endeavors. The technology in modern day thermography as well as properly training technicians has improved tremendously over the years.
  •  With the increasing technological advances of thermal imaging cameras and the newest and best software available, WHY NOT BE TESTED WITH THERMOGRAPHY?
  •  It locates dysfunction with precision going right to the source of heat increased blood supply and enables your doctor to develop a more exact treatment plan.  Clearly shows future disease tendencies of those in the process of development.

How does thermal imaging work?

  • Thermography registers skin-surface temperature from 112 different points on the body.
  •  Thermography displays an image yielding a scan of 25 organs, tissues, or systems and their function.
  •  While X-rays give a structural view, thermography gives us a functional perspective based on physiology and cold stress response.
  •  By computer analysis of the skin temperature patterns, the doctor gains a direct index of the metabolic activity in various parts of the body.
  •  The thermography scan will also show inflamed, degenerated, or overactive organ or tissue processes.

Who should be tested with thermal imaging?

  • There is no one who shouldn’t be tested. It is a safe procedure for people of all ages. Thermography offers reproducible and scientifically valid information that can be crucial to the development and tracking of a successful treatment strategy.
History Of Thermography

History Of Thermography

Thermography has a long history. Breast thermography was discovered in 1956 in Montreal, Canada and rapidly became popular throughout the world. It was FDA cleared and then certified by the American Medical Association as an adjunctive screening procedure for breast cancer in 1982. Recent advancements in technology have allowed us to perform even more accurate exams. A 2008 Study published in the American Journal of Surgery, performed at New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell showed a 97% sensitivity in discriminating cancer compared to biopsy.

The Biomedical Handbook says:

“In 1982 FDA approved Thermography as an adjunctive Breast screening procedure. Breast Thermography has the ability to detect the first signs of a tumor that may be forming up to 10 years before other procedures can detect it. The greatest evidence supporting the underlying principle of thermal imaging regarding cancerous tumors surrounds the well-documented recruitment of existing vascularity and diagnosis. Conclusion: Thermography has the ability to signal that pre-cursors, such as lymph congestion, hormone imbalance and inflammation may be forming, and set up an ‘alarm’ as much as 10 years before other procedures can recognize them.

Although medical thermography has been around for several decades, it has not received the attention and credit it deserves from the medical establishment. However, there is evidence of more patients becoming aware of this amazing technology and it’s not unusual that the patient is the one who ends up informing their physician about thermography.

Pre-Scan Instructions

Pre-Scan Instructions

Pre-Scan Instructions:
  • YOU MUST WAIT AT LEAST THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER MAJOR BREAST SURGERY, COMPLETION OF CHEMOTHERAPY, OR RADIATION BEFORE A THERMAL EXAM
  • YOU MUST WAIT AT LEAST ONE (1) MONTH AFTER A BIOPSY OR MINOR SURGERY AVOID TANNING OR SUNBURN AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT


24 HRS PRIOR TO APPT FOR WHS/MHS/BREAST STUDY

  • NO SHAVING


ON THE DAY OF YOUR EXAM

  • DO NOT USE LOTIONS, POWDERS, OR DEODORANTS
  • AVOID TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS OR SUPPLEMENTS
  • PLEASE WEAR LOOSE FITTED CLOTHING
  • IF HAVING A FULL BODY SCAN PLEASE WEAR OR BRING SOCKS WITH YOU TO THE EXAM


12 HRS PRIOR TO EVERY APPT

  • NO SUNBATHING (SUNBURN)  
  • NO EXERCISING


2 HRS PRIOR TO YOUR APPT:

  •  DO NOT APPLY ANY LOTIONS, CREAMS, DEODORANTS OR POWDERS
  •  NO EATING FOOD
  •  DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANY CAFFIENE PRODUCTS
  •  DO NOT SMOKE OR USE ANY PRODUCTS CONTAINING NICOTINE
  •  AVOID TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS UNTIL AFTER THE EXAM
  •  AVOID ANY TREATMENTS THAT DAY FOR EXAMPLE (CHIROPRACTIC, ULTRASOUND, MASSAGE ETC)  
  •  NO MINTS OR GUM CHEWING

1 HR PRIOR TO YOUR APPT:

  • DO NOT EAT


Please inform your Thermography Technician about any recent skin lesions or bruising, Rosacea or any other skin disorders as it may cause false positives on reports.

**Necessary medications-such as blood pressure or heart medications are permitted-please notify the technician


PROCEDURE:

To receive accurate results, the equilibrating time (the time it takes for your body to acclimate to the room temperature) is 15 minutes and the room temperature will be between 68-72 degrees.  You will be asked to disrobe according to the type of scan chosen and the imaging will take approximately 20 – 45 minutes.


TEST RESULTS:

Reports are generally received within 7 to 10 BUSINESS days after your initial visit.  Phone and/or Skype consultations to go over your results are available for an additional fee.

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