THERMOGRAPHY SERVICES OFFERED
(this screening modality is useful for ANY condition):
Full Body Imaging – $425
Region Specific (example: hands) – $210
Women’s Screen (includes head, neck, thyroid, breast, abdomen/pelvis, upper and lower back) – $320
Breast – $225
Men’s Screen (includes, head, neck, thyroid, chest, abdomen, upper and lower back) – $320
Follow-up for Imaging Results – Case specific
WHAT IT IS
The human body has a very specific temperature pattern. Changes in this pattern, as a result of inflammation or disease, can be detected using thermal imaging. Thermography or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is an FDA-approved, non-invasive screening tool that uses a specialized camera to measure extremely subtle temperature changes on the skin’s surface that correlate physiologically to underlying dysfunction or pathology.
While diagnostic tools, such as mammography, MRI and ultrasound are only able to identify structural abnormalities (such as a tumor at least pea-sized), DITI looks for FUNCTIONAL abnormalities (the process that occurs before a tumor grows). It is not a replacement for diagnostic imaging but an invaluable screening tool that can provide crucial information on the origin of symptoms as well as identify pre-disease states resulting in early diagnosis. Research shows that thermal imaging can detect some cancers 8-10 years before they are visible on mammogram therefore allowing the golden opportunity for preventative treatments.
In addition, DITI can be significant in differentiating the origin of pain anywhere in the body whether neurological, muscle, bone or cardiovascular providing more information for effective treatments.
There is no radiation, no skin contact and no discomfort. DITI is useful in ANY condition. There are no contraindications and can be safely performed on any one. For best results imaging should be repeated 3 months after the initial scan to establish an individual baseline then once per year thereafter.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Thermography examination are performed and billed separately by Thermography Center of North Carolina located in our clinic building.
After scheduling, you will be sent Pre-examination instructions and an Intake Form to complete before your appointment. Once you arrive you will change into a gown and meet with Dr. Kelley for a short review of your pertinent medical history while your body acclimates with the room temperature for accurate results. You will then be positioned in front of the thermal imager and asked to uncover specific areas while we take digital images that are visible on the computer immediately. Imaging takes about 30 minutes, results are reviewed and interpreted by Board-certified Medical Doctors and available in a few days.
No medical referral is necessary.
A short follow-up appointment will be made to discuss results with Dr. Kelley Reis of Thermography Center of North Carolina. Patients referred for imaging will also follow-up with their referring provider. (Please note we will need your authorization to share your medical information).