Thermography is a great way for women
to be proactive about their breast health!
Can you tell which woman has a developing breast cancer that can be detected early by thermography and may be missed by mammography?
Upper Body and
Full Body Thermography
Why Breast Thermography?
There are several differences between breast thermography and a standard mammogram.
Safety! There is no radiation involved with the technology.
Why radiate breast tissue early (which is cancer promoting) if it's less accurate than getting a thermogram?
Certain circumstances often interfere with mammography accuracy.
This often leads to more mammography, ultrasound, or tissue biopsy. Fibrocystic breasts as well as young and/or dense glandular tissue seriously interfere with the accuracy of mammography and do not interfere with thermography.
Patients that are getting early mammography
to detect breast cancer because she has a strong family history benefit more from early thermography.
As a non-invasive technology, there is no contact with your body.
Invaluable 15 minute non-invasive test that involves no radiation or breast compression
One woman that came to The Cometa Wellness Center for her upper body thermogram explained that “because it was dark in the room and she (the thermographer) never touched my breasts, I felt that my privacy was being respected. I was proud and happy to have breasts, not terrified that they were unhealthy.”
Why Should I Get a Full Body Thermogram?
Thermography can provide you with early detection for such problems as:
- Neurological and vascular dysfunction
- The presence and the extent of musculo-skeletal injury
- Inflammatory processes.
Early detection of inflammation can prevent many disease conditions from actually occuring! Inflammation is a precursor to many diseases, such as:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
What Can Thermography Detect?
Thermography can help detect and assess arthritis, dental or sinus issues, immune dysfunction, digestive disorders, and vascular inflammation that can lead to heart disease or “hardening of the arteries” in places other than the heart (for example, inflammation in the carotid arteries of the neck may be a precursor to stroke!)
What Can You Expect When You Get a Thermogram?
If you have a thermogram scheduled, please view our detailed thermography preparation instructions here.
You will complete some simple paperwork, while you sit in a temperature controlled room to allow your body temperature to equilibrate.
You’re positioned in front of a Thermal Imaging Camera, and the thermographer takes digital pictures. Thermal imaging only take 10–25 minutes.
Your pictures are sent to a certified physician called a Thermologist. Thermologists are trained to analyze and report the results of your personal thermogram. Here at The Cometa Wellness Center Dr. Cometa, a trained thermologist herself, reads all of the thermograms that we perform. This allows our entire thermography process to stay in house, and gives our patients the comfort and assurance that their report is being read by a capable physician who cares about their case and is locally available for help if needed.
You’ll receive a report of the findings interpreted by the Thermologist (Dr. Cometa) within 1-2 weeks.
First time female thermography patients here at the Cometa Wellness Center are also offered a free 3-month follow up thermogram of just the breast area. This exam is offered for free because Dr. Cometa likes to encourage a 3-month follow-up of the breast area for health reasons:
- It's an area that tends to see a lot of thermal change
- It's good to have two initial exams to give us multiple reference points to base any further readings off of
- To make sure their haven't been any acute or worrying thermal changes in that 3 month time span.
Free Follow-Up Exam
If you are a new thermography patient interested in having a thermogram done, be sure to ask about this free 3-month follow up exam that is also unique to our center.