What is Medical thermography
Medical thermography is used to perform preventive (breast) examinations into how the body functions. We investigate physiology and not anatomy. With medical thermography we get a report that indicates where improvements in health can be achieved, certain patterns “indicate….” and that can be used for follow-up research or for treatments.
For example, we refer to chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, functional medicine doctors, etc.
With Medical thermography we do not get a diagnosis, but a report that shows where improvements can be made or it gives a clear reason for further research.
Medical thermography is based on the measurement of the temperature at the surface of the skin. Our ultra-sensitive cameras measure this temperature millimeter by millimeter and turn it into color images. All temperature differences are measured; even the differences smaller than 0.05 ° C.
The body emits heat up to 0.6 centimeters under the skin. If something unusual is going on in your body, that particular problem signals the central nervous system. This then ensures a redistribution of blood from the skin. This sometimes makes a place unusually cold or warm. It is precisely that asymmetry or abnormal temperature of that area that indicates that something unusual is going on. So we measure the temperatures on the skin, but the relationship of the central nervous system and the skin makes it possible to say something about problems that take place deeper in the body.
In other words, the surface of the skin functions as a television screen where information can be read between different bodily processes. With the help of the infrared camera, this information is made transparent, after which it can be interpreted. Of course we use the best, most advanced software and Flir camera for the latter.
How it works
The investigation is done with a camera. There is no radiation and you are not touched. The thermograph remains at a distance of approximately one meter from you and makes recordings from different viewpoints.
A breast exam using medical thermography is:
- Painless and 100% safe (no radiation, no pressure)
- Reliable and accurate
- Suitable for all breasts (incl implants and amputations)
- Can be used with any cup size
Useful breast care advice
Thermography provides clarity about the health of your breasts. You will receive a personal report for each thermogram. It states what level of care you may see in your breasts.
The possible risks are divided into levels. At the highest level we refer you to your doctor. At the lower levels we give you all kinds of useful advice to take care of your breasts (even) better; De Groene Zuster is specialized in that! By putting these advice into practice, you can keep your breasts nice and supple and healthy – for a lifetime!
Examinations & Pricing
First time breast study
You come for the first time for a screening. In this complete study 9 pictures of your breasts will be taken from different angles. Breast Screening is important because it is in an early stage an can show changes in the field of physiological processes that can develop into breast complaints.
Womens health study
This choice includes the entire breast study, abdomen, the back, posture, head and neck. A study that is looking for signs of inflammations. Sometimes we see patterns over the breasts, but the cause can be in the mouth or even the spine. Also problems with carotid artery and other early signs of cardiovascular problems can be seen. Prevention is an increasingly important part in health care. Early detection of changes in physiology can help prevent problems.
Baseline breast study
Two breast examinations are called a baseline. In three to 6 months, two studies gives the greatest accuracy that we could want with thermography. During these months, you can make improvements in the tissue of your breasts. The remarkable patterns that we had seen at first thermogram and the differences we see in the second thermogram together for us are the Baseline. Which is your blueprint. We use this Baseline always if you would like to come every year (2 year) for a breast examination. These pictures are then compared to see if there have been changes. A follow-up after three or six months is for the doctor to decide who wrote your report. There is yet another reason for making a Baseline. If there are malignant cells present in the breasts than we know they multiply on an average of every 90 days. In a second measurement after 3 or 6 months we get it a more accurate thermogram. Thermography has an accuracy of 95% to 97%.
Mens health study
The most popular screening in men because of heart and blood vessels. In addition, also images are taken of the head and neck in order to look at sinuses, dentals and the state of the thyroid and carotid artery and the possible causes of headache. Many diseases begin with inflammation which can be detected in an early stage with thermography.
Follow up breast study
After your first breast study all other agreements are seen as a continuation and are offered at a discount. A follow-up study is important to establish the baseline. Later these images compared to see if there have been changes. The follow up is recommended 2 to 3 months after your first screening.
Full body study
In this exam, a thermogram of the entire body will be made. From head to toe 31 images of your body. Besides the above studies, also included are the lower back, arms and legs. Special attention is given to the blood vessels. This is my favorite study because we get a picture of the whole body which will give a clue of what the theme is for this person. Where does one need to start with getting there health back?