At Insight Thermography of Oklahoma, we provide a range of Thermography scans that can help you see what is going on inside your body.
As you’ve arrived on this blog today, the chances are that you have started to research into what Thermography is, and how it can help you.
In this post, we’ll give you a detailed summary of the advantages of Thermography scanning to help you decide whether or not it’s the right solution for you.
What exactly is Thermography?
Thermography is a type of thermal imaging test that uses a non-invasive infrared camera in order to detect specific heat patterns and blood flow in bodily tissues. It is also referred to as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging, or DITI for short. Thermal imaging technology is well-established; in fact, it’s been around for a considerable amount of time. However, the technology has advanced and is now widely accepted and used throughout the medical community, along with many other forms of imaging.
At this point in time, there are over 1000 peer-reviewed articles about medical Thermography in existence.
Origins of Thermography
So, is thermography something new?
Is that why I didn’t learn about it until I was in my thirties?
Interestingly enough—no, thermography isn’t new.
Certainly, the technology has advanced significantly over the years, but even before infrared cameras existed—WAY before then—Hippocrates himself, the founder of modern medicine, was employing the idea of the difference in skin surface temperature indicating underlying pathologies.
“In whatever part of the body excess of heat or cold is felt, the disease is there to be discovered.”– Hippocrates
What is Thermography used for?
Essentially, Thermography is used to identify areas of inflammation, to create a baseline image, and to help diagnose a disease, injury, condition, or infection in a person’s body. There are typically three different types of Thermography scans to choose from. Each will provide you with specific information about your health in the target area.
At Insight Thermography of Oklahoma, we provide a full-body, health study, and breast study Thermography scanning service.
Click here for more information about what is included in a Thermography scan.
The Benefits of Thermography
1 Thermography is a comfortable, non-invasive procedure
One of the most comforting aspects of getting a Thermography scan is that it is a non-invasive process, requiring no bodily contact or injections of any kind.
There is no discomfort and patients are made to feel welcome and relaxed throughout.
2 Thermography is 100% safe, with no radiation
Unlike other types of medical imaging technologies, Thermography is 100% radiation free.
3 Thermography can detect inflammation in the body
When you have inflammation in your body, it is typically a signal that is triggered when the immune system is working to fight off an illness or injury.
It is one of the first signs of a chronic health condition or degenerative disease. Thermography is a proven way to help detect inflammation in the body because one of the biggest signals of inflammation is heat.
Early detection is critical.
It is not always possible to detect the precise area of a body that is inflamed from the outside, and in some instances, the symptoms of inflammation are ‘silent’ or very subtle.
Thermography can detect inflammation and help uncover any potential issues by pinpointing the areas of concern.
Once detected, a person can receive practical advice on lifestyle choices in order to remedy the issue and potentially avoid any development or further advancement of a condition.
4 Thermography can be used for partial or fully-body scanning
If you’ve ever been for medical imaging in the past, you’ll know that usually only a very compact area will be scanned.
In some cases, particularly where an issue has not yet been diagnosed, you depend on the medical professional having made an accurate assumption as to where the true source of the pain is. However, with Thermography, you can choose from having a partial body or full body scan, giving you peace of mind and comfort that you see a full-body picture.
Here’s a list of the areas that Thermography can be used for:
- Breast health
- Cardiovascular health
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Sinus, TMJ, and neck pain
- Back pain
- Lung health
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Generic Toxicity
- Immunity and lymphatic system functioning
- Visceral Health
- And more!
5 Thermography is affordable and easily transferrable if you move
You can tailor your Thermography scanning to suit your specific needs, physically and financially.
For instance, if you are only concerned with getting breast Thermography, there is a set price for this service of just $199.
If you want to book a full body Thermography appointment in Oklahoma, this will cost you $540.
However, when you compare the cost of Thermography to other forms of medical imaging, it presents a cost-effective, yet comprehensive solution.
Aside from this, you are given a color copy of your images along with a written report by a trained medical professional.
Any future Thermography scans can then be compared to these original baseline images. If you relocate, it’s easy to move to another provider who will be able to use your previous digital Thermography results for comparison.
6 Thermography is accurate
Without making any comparisons to other forms of medical imaging or the thousands of peer-reviewed medical articles on the subject, let’s look at the facts.
We humans are a constant source of infrared energy, and by using Thermography, it is possible to obtain a whole-body view that cannot otherwise be seen.
Because Thermography senses heat and body heat is generally connected to activity, this can help to reveal specific biomarkers and indicators. These indicators can reveal abnormalities in the patterns of heat being detected, along with other toxins.
7 Thermography can help determine progression after injury or illness
If you sustain an injury or are diagnosed with a medical condition, Thermography can help to assess your progress.
Firstly, it works as an excellent baseline informant, which can be referred back to and used to determine improvements and progression.
As things change in your body, either with treatment or lifestyle changes, the resultant effect of these alterations should be apparent in future scans.
Pain syndrome is considered to be difficult to diagnose and can be the resultant effect of an injury where chronic pain is present in one of your limbs.
Thermography can help with identifying this form of chronic pain so that you can receive targeted treatment.
Learn More about Thermography
It can give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your well-being.
The process is simple, affordable, and easy to arrange. Through our range of thermograms, we can help you detect underlying health issues in a safe, private, and comfortable environment.
If you’d like to learn more about Thermography, including the history, where it is used, and what to expect when you book a Thermography scan in Oklahoma, then follow this link to our Thermography 101 guide.