St. Albert#310, 7 St Anne Street
St. Albert AB T8N 2X4
Leduc#18, 4302-50 Street
Leduc, AB T9E 6J9
Medical Infrared Thermography
WHAT IS THERMOGRAPHY
Thermography measures the infrared radiation (heat)
which is constantly radiating (emitting) away from the surface of the
human skin. Skin as an organ breathes, exchanges gases with the
environment, cools us as well as keeps us warm by letting heat out or
keeping it in by controlling the amount of circulation, or blood flow,
in the skin. This automatic regulation is done without conscious thought
and is controlled by the autonomic nervous system via the
sympathetics. The whole process is called thermoregulation.
Thermography uses no painful breast compression, no
radiation and is non-invasive. It is an ideal tool for mass screening
not only for women over 40, but younger women as well. In our clinic,
we have found breast pathologies in women as young as 18 utilizing
thermal imaging equipment. To deny the efficacy and of thermal imaging
of the breast as an adjunctive diagnostic procedure in the overall
management of the patient is a grave error.
Breast thermography has been researched for over 30 years, and over 800 peer-reviewed breast thermography studies exist in the index-medicus. In this data base well over 250,000 women have been included as study participants. Some of these studies have followed patients up to 12 years. Breast thermography has an average sensitivity and specificity of 90%.
Studies show that:
Breast thermography is not a stand-alone tool in the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. It is adjunctive. We can not ignore the tremendous role of thermography as an early risk indicator or as a monitor of treatment. When a thermogram is positive, a closet look at the patient's diet, exposure to environmental pollution, toxins and lifestyle is in order. Clinical blood work in addition to ultrasound and mammography is essential. When mammography and blood work are negative or equivocal, thermographic monitoring on a quarterly to semi-annual basis should be performed in those patients with suspicious thermograms.
Changes in tumor angiogenesis can be evaluated and other procedures can be ordered to aid in the earliest possible diagnosis. Thermography is non-ionizing and safe and there is no reason to simply "wait and see" any longer. It is at this stage that a major decision must be made. We can no longer be passive but must become proactive with our health. The "wait and see' just because a mammogram is negative or equivocal is no longer acceptable. With a more universal non-political approach, thermal imaging can become a valuable early detection tool that is indispensable in patient's health care. Since it has been determined that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer, we must use every means possible to detect cancers when there is the greatest chance for survival. Proper use of breast self-exams, physician exams, thermography, and mammography together provide the earliest detection system available to date. If treated in the earliest stages, cure rates greater than 95% are possible.ALBERTA THERMOGRAPHY & WOMEN'S HOLISTIC HEALTH CLINIC OPERATES OUT OF OUR MAIN OFFICE IN ST. ALBERT. WE WILL BE PROVIDING BREAST, THYROID (including Cranial/Dental) AND FULL BODY IMAGING. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS AT 780.459.5996 OR ONLINE AT email@example.com