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.
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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.
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.
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