Full Body Study
With a full body study from Insight Thermography…
Detect underlying issues caused by or related to:
- Breast Health
- Cardiovascular Health
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Sinus and Allergies
- Digestive Disorders
- Dental Challenges
Even without symptoms, knowing what our baseline breast health looks like is an important resource in self care and prevention of disease. Our health scan imaging includes a full body scan of all of the breast health scan images as well as takes a look at any potential underlying inflammation in the entire body. Symptoms that may be present indicating inflammation of the breasts or a concern in breast health could be:
- Nipple discharge other than breast milk/colostrum, or in non-lactating women
- Lumps/bumps in the breast or armpits
- Dimpling, pitting, redness
- Peeling, flaking, or scaling breast or nipple tissue
- Redness or unusual warmth
- Swollen lymph nodes under the arm or around the collarbone
By having a full body scan done, you will be able to see any areas of concerning inflammation within the body, including, but not limited to, the breasts.
Typical symptoms of underlying cardiovascular problems can be broad, but some of the most common symptoms to be aware of include:
- Pain or pressure in the chest
- Pain/discomfort in the back, jaw, arms, left shoulder, or elbows
- Shortness of breath
- Cold sweats
Cardiovascular diseases are actually the most common cause of death worldwide. But because there are many ways to reduce your risk of cardiovascular issues and because there are many ways to improve your cardiovascular health, it is important to be vigilant to address these symptoms or concerns of potential cardiovascular problems. Inflammation is a precursor to many diseases, including cardiovascular disease; thermography is excellent at detecting inflammation in the body! A full body scan can identify areas of concerning inflammation that could be affecting your cardiovascular health, and a health scan imaging interpretation by a thermologist can help you to know what actions to consider or what questions to ask moving forward to improve your heart health.
Carpal tunnel, tendonitis, ligament sprains, rotator cuff tendonitis, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis, muscular dystrophy, and lupus erythematosus are just a few of many musculoskeletal disorders.. The symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders are very common and can include pain or problems in the joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, bursas, or tendons. A full body scan will assess your body, head to toe, for any areas of inflammation contributing to discomfort that could be related to a musculoskeletal disorder. A full body scan, or any thermogram, is able to detect inflammation before it is symptomatic in the body, so with regular thermograms/full body scans, you may be able to cut off a musculoskeletal disorder before it begins to affect your life adversely.
Sinus and Allergies
A full body scan provides a picture into your entire body, including some of the same areas a health scan look at, like the sinuses. Inflammation in the sinuses can indicate sinus problems, or allergies (chronic or seasonal). Symptoms of sinus trouble could include runny or stuffy nose, pain or pressure in the sinus cavities, headaches, possibly toothaches, bad breath, and you may be diagnosed with frequent sinus infections. Allergy symptoms could include a runny or stuffy nose, cough, sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, wheezing, itchy skin, rashes, hives, swellings, and sometimes also digestive issues. Because of the variety of presentation allergies can make, a health scan imaging sesion could be helpful in that it “takes a picture” of what is going on in every system of your body.
Digestive disorders are often not very silent in their symptoms. Bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, bleeding (stomach or rectal), incontinence, nausea, and vomiting can all be symptoms of an underlying digestive disorder. Some common digestive disorders with at least one of the above symptoms include: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), gallstones, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, or anal fissures. Digestive disorders can be caused by underlying viruses or bacteria, inflammation, poor circulation to the intestines, side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs, gallstones, muscle dysfunction, as well as have many other causes. A full body scan can help to identify areas of inflammation– which is often the first sign of disease, regardless of any other underlying cause. A treatment plan and follow up health scan imaging can help improve digestive disorder symptoms and monitor progress in healing.
Dental challenges could include cavities, tooth pain, possible infection of teeth/gums, among other concerns. A major player in pain and even in underlying health issues could possibly be a tooth that has received a root canal. A full body scan will look at what is going on in the head/teeth areas, and a full body scan will also provide you with images of what is going on in your entire body. Many degenerative diseases are suspected of being connected to root canaled teeth because teeth that have had a root canal can not be completely cleaned out or thoroughly disinfected, there are too many crevices and tubules in the tooth to guarantee 100% disinfection. Some infection always remains behind, even if it does not cause symptoms. Sometimes this infection lies dormant and the body constantly fights it off, and other times it presents itself in varying ways, as it spreads throughout the body. Some of the diseases suspected to have a possible correlation with root canals include kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, bladder disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatic and joint diseases, multiple sclerosis and ALS among other neurological diseases, and autoimmune diseases. Because of this potential connection, if you are having dental concerns or have had a root canal, a full body health scan imaging session could be really insightful and beneficial to your total body health.
Critical Risk Markers By Thermography
We’ve seen studies now that show infrared imaging provides important markers that indicate high risk for cancer.
Thermography helps your health care provider see beyond family medical history.
A Thermography scan can also identify future risk, and gives patients a chance to take proactive approaches by working with their health care provider to improve breast health.
Thermography helps medical professionals identify cancer at much earlier stages by maintaining close monitoring of breast health which can help prevent invasive tumor growth.
It is critical that a trained medical professional review your thermography (MIR) scans and provide a qualified medical interpretation.
Distinguishing normal thermographic readings from abnormalities requires proper training, experience and adherence to medical guidelines and protocols.
When thermographic images are professionally produced and then interpreted by qualified medical professionals, those images provide invaluable information that could save your life.
For patients with dense breasts or a previous history of breast surgery, thermography can be extremely helpful, drawing attention to areas the should be evaluated or inspected more closely and could lead to additional mammograms, ultrasounds or an MRI.
Thermography is considered an adjunctive imaging technique and is most often combined with information from other medical imaging techniques to provide crucial insights.
Early detection with thermography saves lives.
Many medical imaging tests are typically only performed after an abnormality is identified during a physical screening.
By taking advantage of additional screening methods, like thermography, doctors can identify early signs and pre-cancer, giving patients time to take proactive approaches earlier on.
Thermographic imaging can be invaluable for early detection of cancer.
You may have read about the information regarding risk being higher in women whose close relatives have had the disease.
Recent data is showing that 1 in every 8 women in the US will get breast cancer in their lifetime.
Studies also have shown an increase in survival rate and early detection when breast thermography and mammography are used in tandem.
Thermography’s ability to detect thermal signs that may suggest a pre-cancerous state of the breast, or signs of cancer at a very early stage is attributed to the ability thermography has to monitor the temperature variations produced by the earliest changes in tissue physiology.
Thermography does not currently have the ability to pinpoint the location of a tumor and is not 100% guaranteed to detect all cancers but it’s role in detection and diagnosis remains invaluable, especially when combined with other screening methods.
That being said, Thermography is an excellent adjunction to mammography and physical examination but is not meant to be a replacement of these screenings.
These imaging tests complement each other and help doctors gain clearer understanding.
Insight Thermography Of Oklahoma believes in using every means possible to detect cancers when there is the greatest chance for survival.
If treated in the earliest stages, the data for cure rates are incredibly optimistic.
Full Body Thermography Scan Questions
What are the standard guidelines for interpretation of thermograms?
A normative database of objective topographic thermal gradients and temperature values has been established by multiple studies from leading universities, providing nearly 10,000 references for pathology.
With regards to breast thermography, a TH (Thermobiological) grading system was created in order to provide a method for interpretation of thermal data. This grading system has been in place since the 1980’s.
Are treatment recommendations provided with my thermography report?
No. Treatment recommendations should only be provided by your physician. Our job is to provide the best MIR interpretation for you and your doctor to consider when establishing a treatment plan.