Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Camera Thermography Work?

Just as a fingerprint is unique, each person has a unique thermal signature. Breast thermography measures differences in infrared heat emission and physiology, thus allowing the doctor to differentiate normal breast tissue, benign breast abnormalities (cysts, estrogen dominance, or fibrous tissue), and potentially cancerous tissue. Because cancerous tissue requires a greater degree of metabolic activity and vascular circulation, it will emit an increased regional thermal temperature. Women’s Natural Health Center is committed to the highest quality of care, therefore we use ultra-sensitive medical cameras which can sense these temperature variations and detect cancers over time. This extreme sensitivity will allow camera thermography to detect the earliest signs of breast cancer and/or a pre-cancerous state of the breast.

What Our Customers Are Asking

Is Breast Thermography Safe?

Yes, breast thermography does not emit any radiation, does not require harmful compression of the breasts or any injections or dyes, and is completely pain-free.

Is Breast Thermography FDA Approved?

Yes, breast thermography was FDA approved for use as an adjunctive breast cancer screening procedure in 1982.

Does Breast Thermography Replace Mammography?

No. The two screening modalities are a great complement to each other. Therefore, mammograms should not replace camera thermography either. Since research shows that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer, prevention and early detection are vital! Breast thermography is the most accurate and earliest adjunctive technology to detect breast cancer. Thermography is to be used in addition to mammography as part of a woman’s regular breast health care.

Is Breast Thermography Costly?

No. Breast thermography typically costs less than a preventative mammogram. Women’s Natural Health Center will perform the DII, schedule you for a follow-up consultation to review your findings, and suggest any follow-up tests that are indicated. We will not only take and explain your images, but we will also give you steps and programs to alleviate any findings and help optimize your health!

Are you really getting a breast thermography?

Read our informative article: Thermography vs. Thermometry – Knowing the Difference Can Save Your Life

What Does a Camera Thermography Report Tell Me?

Your images are taken using a sensitive medical infrared imaging camera and sent to a computer for analysis. The images are stored for comparison of future images so that the breasts can be monitored over time. All reports will provide a clear diagnosis graded on a scale from TH-1 (Normal) to TH-5 (Abnormal). Your diagnosis will help your doctor determine when you need to repeat your thermogram and what additional testing or natural therapies to recommend.

TH 1 – Normal uniform non-vascular | TH 2 – Normal uniform vascular | TH 3 – Equivocal (questionable) | TH 4 – Abnormal | TH 5 – Severely abnormal

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Nobody in my family has been diagnosed with breast cancer.Why do I need another test?

The majority of women diagnosed today with breast cancer are the first members of their family to contract this devastating disease. It has been found that an abnormal breast thermogram is 10 times more significant than first order family history to determine risk potential.

If I Get an Abnormal Thermal Imaging Results, What Do I Do?

Thermography gives early risk information. An abnormal result from a thermogram often increases time so that natural interventions such as supplementation, detoxification, neurological optimization, and lifestyle changes can influence the outcome. Because thermal imaging doesn’t require radiation, the condition can be closely monitored safely until conventional interventions need to be applied. It is important to recognize that early detection is the key to a good outcome. We will make recommendations or referrals as necessary. Breast thermography signals, mammography locates, ultrasound characterizes, and biopsy confirms and establishes diagnosis.

What Else Can Thermography Help Find?

Nervous System Disorders / Metabolic Disorders-thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, autoimmune conditions / Repetitive Strain Injuries / Headaches, Neck and Back Problems / TMJ Conditions / Pain Syndromes such as Fibromyalgia, myositis / Arthritis / Vascular Disorders (Raynaud’s disease, etc.) / Soft Tissue Injuries / Peripheral Neuropathy / Dental amalgam toxicity and dental infections / Osteoarthritis / Breast implant rupture / Physiological patterns detectable by thermograms can asses for any condition which there is an alteration of blood flow or circulation.

Stroke Screening

Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Disease

Spinal Disc Protrusion

Parathyroid Disease

Occult Dental Abscess

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Early Diabetes Detection

Chronic Asthma

Chronic Asthma

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / Double Crush

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / Double Crush

Our films are read by William Amalu, DC. Dr. Amalu is the past president of the IACT and has been performing camera thermography for over 20 years.  Dr. Amalu has been published in numerous journals, magazines, textbooks, and appeared on TV interviews to become one of the leading experts in camera thermography.