When possible, thermal breast imaging should begin at age 20 to establish a baseline reading. Screening should continue every three years between the ages of 20 and 30. After age 30 it is suggested that women receive one screen per year.
No problem. Clear and accurate images can be obtained regardless of any history of breast surgery, including mastectomy, lumpectomy, breast reduction or breast enhancement. In fact, breast thermography is the initial screening method of choice for women who have had breast surgery of all kinds due to the limitations of mammography.
At a dedicated thermal imaging laboratory that is specifically designed and climate controlled.
The test is performed by a female Certified Clinical Thermography Technician.
We are pleased to have Dr. Robert Kane, DC, DABCT, FIACT, as our center's interpreter. Dr. Kane serves on the board of the IACT, (International Academy of Clinical Thermology). Dr. Kane teaches doctors worldwide on the science and interpretation of thermal imaging. Dr. Kane is a Board Certified Clinical Thermologist; Diplomat, American Board of Clinical Thermology; Diplomat, American Board of Medical Infrared Imaging; Board Member International Academy of Clinical Thermography.
There are no risks involved. The procedure is non-invasive. There is no radiation or pain.
The patient time for the procedure is approximately 75 minutes to include a clinical breast examination and review your images.
A Breast Thermogram is $215.00 and a MammaCare Clinical Breast Exam is $75 for local Spokane appointments. This is due and payable at the time of service. This cost includes professional interpretation and clinical breast examination. Traveling fees will apply and vary depending on the distance traveled. A two week follow-up appointment is highly recommended with a physician experienced with thermal imaging, to review your results. This includes an individualized plan for your breast health. The follow-up appointment will vary depending on individual needs.
Results are usually conveyed within 1 week.
Breast thermography can identify changes in the breast that are likely to lead to breast disease (cancer) 4- 10 years before a tumor would appear. It can also identify who's at risk for developing cancer in the future and allows, for the first time, the opportunity for breast cancer prevention.