What is Thermography?
Breast Thermography is an infrared technology used to detect abnormal heat and vascular patterns indicating inflammation or breast disease. Abnormal activity can release more heat than the surrounding tissue, indicated by different heat patterns, and interpreting these patterns enables earlier intervention and reduction of risk.
Medical Thermal Imaging has been providing our services for over a decade from upwards of 40 locations Nationwide. We have a skilled team of board-certified Thermologists and Medical Doctors to support and assist you to give the best possible experience.
We use the most advanced high-resolution Medical Thermal Imaging systems to ensure we obtain the best possible images for Medical Interpretation.
Medical Thermal Imaging is 100% Safe, Free from Radiation, Compression free, Non-contact and suitable for all ages.
Our service is adjunctive to other tests and can provide additional information to assist in further health studies.
What is Thermography?
Thermography is an infrared technology used to detect abnormal vascular activity due to its sensitivity to variations of emitted heat. Abnormal activity releases more heat than the surrounding tissue, indicated by heat patterns on a Thermogram, and the interpretation of the Thermogram enables early intervention and reduction of future risk.
Why might you need a Thermogram?
Abnormal breast physiology tends to have increased metabolic activity and an increase in blood supply (angiogenesis) which generates heat, revealing distinctive patterns. Identifying this activity by interpreting these patterns enables early intervention, reducing the risk of further metabolic activity.
What does having a Thermogram involve?
Having a Thermogram is non-invasive, pain-free, and doesn't involve radiation or any contact. During the examination, you will be disrobed and will allow for the surface temperature of your body to reach thermal equilibrium with the temperature of the room.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why might I need Thermography?
Abnormal breast physiology tends to have increased metabolic activity and blood supply (angiogenesis) which generates heat, revealing distinctive patterns. Identifying this activity by interpreting these patterns enables early intervention, reducing the risk of further metabolic activity.
How often should I have a Thermogram?
In order to gain the maximum benefit from Thermography, after your first appointment which will establish your ‘baseline’, you will need an annual Thermogram in order to compare (against the baseline) and monitor any changes in your physiology which could indicate a change in your breast health.
What are the benefits of Breast Thermography?
- Early indicator of abnormal physiology
- Radiation-free and 100% Safe
- No Contact and Pain-free
- Compression-free and Non-invasive
What can I expect during my appointment?
Having a Thermogram is non-invasive, pain-free, and doesn’t involve radiation or any contact. During the examination, you will disrobe to allow for the surface temperature of your body to reach thermal equilibrium with the temperature of the room.
How should I prepare for my Appointment?
Certain protocols must be followed in order to ensure that your images reflect accurate information. This includes not eating, sun-bathing and exercising prior to your appointment. You will be sent a list of instructions when you arrange your appointment.
Is Thermography suitable for women under 40?
Yes, thermograms are not restricted by factors like dense breasts that may be unique to younger women. In fact, we recommend that women have a thermogram as soon as they can, even in their twenties. This allows us to create a baseline early (first thermogram) against which we can compare future thermograms and monitor any changes in your physiology.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
No, this is not necessary. If you are concerned about your health you should contact your GP, but we will not require a referral or ask you to visit your GP before you have your thermogram.
What is Breast Thermography?
Medical Thermal Imaging is an infrared technology used to detect abnormal vascular activity due to its sensitivity to variations of emitted heat. Such monitoring affords detection of even subtle thermal changes that, although not independently diagnostic, may precede anatomical findings and prompt early investigation and prevention. Thermography does NOT see or diagnose cancer.
Abnormal breast physiology tends to have unusual blood vessel patterns that give off more heat than the surrounding tissue. These patterns of activity vary in intensity and distribution over each body region, represented by images with variation in colours. Changes of these patterns allow for the recognition of asymmetric, abnormal or suspicious thermal patterns – for example, the difference between the thermal pattern on each breast, and may be recognised by the interpreter as abnormal physiology or function.
"I think this type of scan is very useful. In my case MRI and CT scans have evidently not been able to show why I am in so much pain. The thermal scan has shown inflammation which may help me convince my GP to refer me back to be seen at the hospital."
"A previous thermogram flagged up quite a change in thermal activity in one of my breasts particularly, I was very surprised but made lifestyle and dietary changes to try to improve things. I was recommended a follow-up thermogram 3 months later which showed a drastic improvement. If I had relied on conventional tests, they probably wouldn’t have shown anything to be amiss for a few years, and thermography is known to alert of changes many years before they took hold. I’m very grateful to have found out about thermography and tell anybody who will listen."
“It is a totally painless and non-invasive procedure. The first appointment I had, the lady gave me useful information about breast health, and things to avoid to reduce the risk of breast cancer, none of which I knew about previously.”
"The reports gave me peace of mind without having to go through the discomfort of a mammogram."
"This service gives me peace of mind and reassurance as I have had breast cancer"
"An excellent service, quick and completely relaxing appointment. I was reassured and given all the information I needed. highly recommended and also completely safe"
"For me it's been more efficient and accurate than mammography and absolutely no stress"
"Non-invasive process with excellent follow up discussions on how to maintain breast health. The staff are extremely friendly and professional at all times."
"I found the whole experience very easy. Staff are friendly, helpful and informative and I have recommended it to friends and family.."
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The thermography procedure is low-risk with no contact required between you and the thermographer. The clinic will be open for our use ONLY, and there will be no overlapping of patients waiting in a busy waiting area. Our thermographers follow strict PPE guidelines and you will be imaged for a fever prior to any other procedure. We are constantly assessing the situation and will keep you informed if the guidance changes or if the practice to which you will attend changes their arrangements.