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Understanding Full Body Imaging
Our team frequently receives questions about how we use thermography, also known as medical infrared imaging (MIR) or health scan imaging.
We love getting these questions, because there is a lot of misinformation out there, especially online.
MIR technology provides key insights for each person who undergoes a scan.
It’s important to our team here at Insight Thermography to stay up to date on how exactly to use this technology.
If you’d like to learn more about medical infrared imaging, please keep reading. We strive to dispel the bad information that is on the internet, and help bring clear understanding of how MIR (Health scan imaging) can benefit you and your family.
What Is Thermography?
Thermography is the process of medical health scan imaging with the use of specialized cameras that have been designed for the detection of electromagnetic energy in infrared wavelengths. They essentially detect light (Electromagnetic energy) within heat (Infrared wavelengths).
The result is a topographic heat map display in the form of a high quality image that provide key insights for your health.
Thermography or MIR is regularly applied in a clinical environment and can help diagnose acute, chronic and preventative health issues.
Is thermography safe?
Yes. Thermography is 100% safe.
The thermography or health scan imaging process uses no radiation and does not touch the body.
Thermography is completely painless, safe to conduct, and is FDA approved as an adjunctive imaging procedure.
Thermography is not meant to replace any other forms of imaging (CT scans, MRI, or Mammography) but is considered to be an adjunctive procedure in addition to these other forms of testing that provides information that is otherwise unavailable.
Is Thermography (Medical Infrared Imaging) FDA approved?
Yes – Thermography (MIR) was approved by the FDA in 1982 as an disjunctive imaging procedure and defined it as “Telethermographic systems intended for adjunctive diagnostic screening for the detection of breast cancer or other uses.”
What are the Conditions that have been identified with thermography by imaging thermal emission markers?
- Altered gait manifestations
- Arteriosclerosis (peripheral)
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Breast Disease
- Carotid Artery Stenosis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Compartment Syndromes
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Dental Irritation/Inflammation
- Diabetes (secondary complications)
- Disc Syndromes (spinal discogenic pain)
- Facet Syndrome
- Headache Evaluation (e.g. cervicogenic, migraine, sinus)
- Herniated Disc/Ruptured Disc
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Ligament Tears
- Lumbosacral Plexus Injury
- Muscular Spasm
- Muscle Tears
- Myofascial Irritation
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Nerve Entrapment
- Nerve Impingement/Pressure
- Nerve Root Irritation
- Nerve Stretch Injury
- Neurovascular Compression
- Peripheral Nerve Abnormalities
- Pinched Nerves
- Referred Pain Syndromes
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Raynaud’s Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sacroiliac Ligament Tear
- Sacroiliac Syndrome
- Sensory Nerve Abnormalities
- Sinus Irritation/Inflammation
- Skin Conditions
- Soft Tissue Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Sports Injuries
- Superficial Vascular Disease
- Temporal Arteritis
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Thyroid Conditions
- TMJ Dysfunction (TMD)
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Trigger Points
- Whiplash Conditions
- Many more …
What are the advantages or Thermography (MIR) compared to other medical imaging technologies?
You probably envision X-rays, or think of CT scans, ultrasounds or an MRI machine when you think of medical imaging. These are what we refer to as structural imaging technologies. These forms of imaging technology look inside the body for structural changes ranging from broken bones all the way to tumors.
The main advantage of Thermography, or Medical Infrared Imaging is the detection of heat markers within the body that provide key insights about a body’s chemical and nervous system signals, allowing us to see how the body is currently functioning.
In some cases, a neurochemical signal may be the only signal that a problem exists. The ability to have this information can help you and your health care provider outline methods for treating current problems, and preventing future problems before they cause permanent harm.
It’s critical to note here that Thermography, just like any other medical procedures (CT, MRI, Mammography, Ultrasound) does not provide a diagnosis. Only your physician can provide a diagnosis. However, Thermography, or Medical Infrared Imaging can provide your doctor with key insights during their process of making a diagnosis.
Thermography: A Critical Risk Marker
Studies have confirmed that infrared imaging provides important markers that indicate high risk for developing breast cancer.
Thermography can help your health care provider see beyond family medical history.
A Thermography scan can also identify future risk, and most importantly, gives patients a chance to take a proactive approach and work with their doctor to improve breast health.
Thermography helps cancer be identified at much earlier stages by maintaining close monitoring of breast health which ultimately can help prevent invasive tumor growth.
It is critical that a trained medical professional review your thermography (MIR) scans and provide a qualified interpretation.
Distinguishing normal readings from abnormalities requires proper training, experience and adherence to medical guidelines and protocols.
When thermographic images are professionally, digitally produced and then interpreted by qualified medical professionals, those images provide invaluable information about your body that could save your life.
For patients with dense breasts, non-specific physical findings, or a previous history of breast surgery, thermography can especially be 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 often paired with information from other medical imaging techniques to provide crucial insights.
Early detection saves lives.
However, early detection can even be taken a step further by combining imaging methods.
Many medical imaging tests are typically only performed after an abnormality is identified during a mammogram screening.
By taking advantage of additional screening methods, including thermography, doctors can identify early signs and pre-cancer, gaining valuable time to take proactive approaches earlier on.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and that risk increases with age.
Thermographic imaging can be invaluable for early detection.
You may have heard the information regarding risk being higher in women whose close relatives have had the disease.
Women without children, and those who have had their first child after age 30, also seem to be at higher risk.
Recent research indicates 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 together.
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 in large part due to the capability of monitoring 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 addition to mammography and physical examination and not meant to be a replacement of these screenings.
These tests complement each other and help doctors gain clearer understanding.
Our team 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.