Thermography at first may be difficult to understand, don't worry we have professionals that can help. In fact, your report will be interpreted by three separate board certified doctors, each with a different level of expertise.
We supply you with a complete report of thermographic findings. Some of findings and comments are solely for future reference and monitoring, while others may be of immediate concern. With the highly sensitive cameras we use, most individuals have some kind of “finding”. We urge you to not self-interpret these and create panic in your life! The purpose of medical thermography is to look to future tests for baseline comparison, the greatest benefit of thermography.
Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Correlation
There are some factors that may show up on thermograms as hot or cold that are not of immediate alarm. For example, in the breast these include mastitis, prior injury, scars, and previous biopsies. In the body we may see thermography findings with benign conditions such as recent mild trauma, bruises, or previous injuries.
Future screenings will be able to rule out some of these and create a better impression for you. It is important to think back to any injuries you may have had and let the technician know at your next exam. A full body analysis is always recommended as some conditions can be seen in multiples areas in the body (ie. gout).
The results should br forwarded to your primary doctor. Because this is an emerging technology, they may or may not be familiar with this screening procedure or the results. The mindset of some doctors is set in traditional opinions and they may not accept new information very easily. We are not looking to replace the traditional tests, only add to them. They should be open to having a thermographic map of where to look closer and find pathology at the earliest stage.
Thermography Follow Up
There will be a follow-up thermography recommendation in your report, the technician will contact you to schedule that future appointment. The strength in accuracy of thermographic screenings lies in the ability to compare future scans with past ones. We plot changes in temperatures and create ongoing assessments of your dynamic health.