The Insight Difference

How it works

 Digital thermal imaging - painless, radiation free, and non-invasive Infrared thermography cameras record radiant heat waves that come to the surface of the skin. When there are problems under the surface, our bodies produce heat.  This happens when there is the presence of disease, inflammation from a  recent injury, or when the body begins to increase blood flow to an area  to fight off infection. 

About the procedure

 Prior to the examination you will be asked to fill out a thorough breast health history form. You will be required to remove all upper body clothing.  You will  need to acclimate your upper body to a 68 degree room temperature prior  to the scan.  After 15 minutes of acclimation, we will take a series of  thermal images. 

How the test will feel

 The test is very comfortable.  There is no compression on the breast.   This procedure is pain free and safe.  The number of people involved in  the procedure will be limited to protect your privacy. The room air may  feel cool on your breasts as they adjust to the room temperature before  scanning. The procedure is totally non-invasive; the camera does not  emit radiation of any kind. 

Results

 Results are usually available within 1 week. While  participation  in  a   thermal  imaging  early  detection  program  can  increase  your   chance  of detecting and monitoring breast disease, as with all other  tests, it is still not a 100% guarantee of detection.  Thermography is  the only noninvasive imaging modality that looks at breast function and risk assessment for developing cancer. Positive thermography findings  are 10 times more important than a positive family history for  developing cancer. 

The Insight Difference

We use the certified TH (Thermal biological  risk factor) scale.  The evaluation system termed the Marseille system is the accepted analytical criteria for thermal imaging interpretation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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