When it comes to taking care of our health, taking a proactive, preventative approach is key. Ensuring we are tested, screened and regularly monitored is vital to early detection and prevention of many common health issues.
Especially as women, certain tests and screens become increasingly important as we age. One such being breast and body screens for potential growths and other threats. In recent years, more and more people are turning to Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging (commonly known as Digital Thermography) as an aid to evaluate and/or monitor vascular disease and systemic inflammation in the body.
A non-invasive test, thermography uses an infrared camera to measure and pinpoint abnormal thermal changes within the body. How does it work? According to HealthSCAN Thermography, “The camera gauges body tissue heat energy that is then reflected on a high-speed computer for imaging. In most cases, problem areas show high temperatures due to increased blood flow and increased metabolic activity.”
Where thermography excels is in its ability to visualize minute blood vessels and temperature variations that are present, oftentimes years before a growth develops. More than 800 studies in the past 30 years have established that thermography alone was the first warning in 60 percent of the cases of women eventually diagnosed with breast cancer. Furthermore, it’s imaging capabilities are not limited to only the breasts, but for the full body as well.
Practitioners recommend this method for the following reasons:
- It is a noninvasive, noncontact procedure that does not involve compressing the tissues.
- It does not involve exposure to radiation and poses no risks with repeated exposure.
- It can detect vascular changes in the tissue that may indicate the presence of cancerous cells much earlier than other methods of screening can.
- It can detect changes in breasts with dense tissue and even with cosmetic implants.
- Hormonal and menstrual changes do not affect the procedure or the results.
- Screening can start from a very young age for at-risk women.
Want to learn more about Digital Thermography and what it can do for YOU? Listen to Dr. Nathalie as she interviews Janice Holmes, owner of HealthSCAN Thermography Clinic on the What the Hack Podcast. The two discuss what digital thermography is and how it can help YOU figure out what’s going on inside of your body. To find out when our next mobile Digital Thermography Clinic is coming to our location click here.