Are you familiar with thermography? Or are you still learning about the uses and benefits of this imaging modality? Either way, you may be asking yourself “Should I get a thermogram?” This post is going to show 3 reasons everyone, every single body, benefits from thermography.
Thermography Benefit: Accuracy
Thermography captures images of what the naked eye can’t see. All living organisms emit energy capable of being perceived by an infrared camera. The human body is no exception.
Enter the thermogram.
Thermography senses heat. Where there is activity, there is information worth evaluating. In fact, even the smallest changes (we’re talking 1/100th of a degree!) in the body’s radiant heat can be measured with thermography. These minute changes can be indicators of underlying health issues – toxins, abnormalities, inflammation, etc.
Thermography is capable of detecting even these slight temperature changes with precision and accuracy. This allows you to get a good picture (literally) of what’s going on in your body. Knowing this enables you to move forward should any further testing, imaging, or assessment be necessary.
Thermography Benefit: Safety
Thermography emits ZERO radiation. In fact, thermography does one thing: takes an image. This makes it an incredible routine screening option! By reading body surface temperature patterns, thermography helps to reveal underlying health conditions without subjecting you to harmful radiation.
Inflammation, blood vessel issues, and lymphatic congestion are a few health conditions commonly observed or assessed in thermography.
No radiation isn’t the only “no” when it comes to thermography. Thermograms are NO touch and NON invasive. Even breast thermography involves zero application of pressure.
The process is simply an infrared camera in the room, taking photos of your body. In fact, at Insight, our thermographer will be on the other side of a partition. No poking, no prodding. In fact, no one sets eyes on you other than the camera!
Thermography with Insight is completely safe– from radiation, touch, and awkwardness.
Thermography Benefit: Detection Prior to Symptoms
Inflammation is one way the body signals your immune system is at work. Inflammation, at the onset, doesn’t always have symptoms. This is important to note, because thermography is capable of detecting inflammation before symptoms ever arise.
Detecting inflammation with thermography is possible because one of the signs of inflammation is heat. Other known indicators of inflammation include swelling, pain, and redness. But these symptoms aren’t always present!
Absence of symptoms matters. Why? Well, it matters because inflammation allowed to sit unaddressed causes a disease process to eventually take root. Detecting inflammation with thermography can help uncover medical issues and locate potential problem areas in the body that you may not be aware of!