Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is Thermography an approved procedure?

    Yes, thermography has been approved by the FDA since 1982.

  2. Is Thermography safe?

    Yes, thermography uses no radiation or compression to achieve its images.

  3. Who takes the images?

    Images are taken by a Certified Clinical Thermographer who is trained by the American College of Clinical Thermology.

  4. Who reads the images?

    The images are sent via secured server to Electronic Medical Interpretation which is a professional group of physicians who are trained in the protocols of reading thermal images.

  5. What is the difference between thermography and mammography?

    Thermography uses no radiation or compression to achieve its images.

  6. Is Thermal Imaging a replacement for Mammograms?

    No, the two complement each other. Thermal imaging can detect the potential presence of a tumor years before a mammogram can see it.

  7. How often will I need a breast scan?

    It is recommended to have two breast scans within three months of one another to establish a baseline. Thereafter, once annually is usually sufficient.

  8. Do I need a doctor's referral to have a scan?

    No, you can refer yourself. However, we do provide you with additional copies of your scan and interpretation if you would like to share them with your doctor.

  9. What if I get abnormal results? What do I do?

    As always, early detection is the key to a good outcome. Thermography is not diagnostic but identifies early risk factors. An abnormal result from a thermogram allows one more time for therapeutic life-style changes to be incorporated. At the very least, the condition can be closely monitored safely until conventional interventions need to be applied.

  10. Will my insurance cover the cost of a scan?

    Some insurance companies cover the procedure and others do not. Contact your insurance company for its reimbursement procedure. Our policy is to receive payment at the time of service.

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