What is Thermography?
Thermography is a form of infrared imaging using cameras that “read” the entire infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum and produce images. Medical thermography uses infrared technology to provide an image of the body’s physiological responses. It does so without the use of radiation, contact or other invasive means. There are no risks or side effects to the test.
Our state-of-the-art FDA cleared thermal imaging camera, the NEC ThermoTracer, transmits data of the body’s skin temperature to a computer that converts these patterns to images, stored as color and black-and-white pictures.
By detecting thermal asymmetry or by noting alterations of the vascular patterns, a physician can make an informed assessment of breast, thyroid/dental/facial, neurologic, and other conditions.
Thermal imaging has been an available medical test since 1957, and its non-medical applications predate that by a decade. Despite controversy in its early days, this tool has withstood the test of time and has become the mainstay in many diagnostic endeavors. With the increasing technological advances of thermal imaging cameras and the newest and best software available, a better question would be why not thermography!
Thermography is a totally safe, non-radiologic, non-invasive, painless test with absolutely no adverse effects and no contraindications. It can be used at any age and provides a diagnostic tool far superior to others in early stages of some diseases.
It is well documented in all fields of medicine that the earliest detection leads to the best outcome. In this highly technological era where patients are becoming better informed and more pro-active with regard to their health, thermography offers a safe means of early detection.