“If you can’t afford prevention, how will you afford disease?”

“If you can’t afford prevention, how will you afford disease?”

Full Body Scan2023-03-01T21:16:32-05:00

Full Body Scan

A Full Body Thermography Screening utilizing Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is available for both men and women. It is a unique technology to determine the physiology of the body, and often it is beneficial in uncovering hidden health issues. It can show inflammatory processes or relative muscle, joint, and nerve compression changes.

Full body screenings are scanned in sections (head, breast, abdomen, arms & hands, hips, knees, feet) and generally have 28-32 images.

Cardiovascular disorders, thyroid dysfunction, allergies, TMJ, carotid artery disease, arthritic conditions, digestive disorders, and dental pathologies are also generally visualized. A full-body scan takes four views of each body area, beginning with the head and neck, thyroid area, chest and breast, abdomen, back, and upper and lower extremities.

The inner dental and pubic areas for men or women (vaginal, prostate) are not thermographable. Heavy individuals with significant weight in the abdomen may not get a reading (or an accurate reading) of the colon, ovaries, or bladder.

You receive a full report interpreted by a physician within a week of the scan.

Time allowance 45 min.

What Else Can Thermography Help Detect in Your Body?
Early-stage disease detection is another area in which thermography excels

And here are some other examples:

Heart Disease Prevention: Thermography screenings can assess heart function and detect inflammation in the carotid arteries (which may be a precursor to stroke and blood clots). When inflammation and/or occlusion of the carotids are visible, your doctor may do additional testing. Levels of heat in that region can indicate immune dysfunction. On the other hand, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and aching joints are just a few complaints that correlate to cool patterns in this area. Earlier detection of a heart problem may save your life.
Nerve Compression / Neuropathy: Another aspect of thermal imaging that has gone largely unnoticed is developing diabetic neuropathies of the feet before the foot becomes insensate. This can occur several years before routine blood tests indicate diabetes, and as such, it can give the patient time to treat the condition before permanent nerve damage occurs to the foot. For example, we often see individuals with extremely cold feet thermographically, although they have no other symptoms. The feet demonstrate thermographically as 1-2 degrees centigrade colder than the lower leg, and usually, the toes are not visible to the camera as they have become so hypothermic.
Arthritic Conditions: Thermography can help you detect early signs of arthritis — and differentiate between osteoarthritis and more severe forms like rheumatoid. Effective early treatment strategies can be implemented before you experience further degeneration.
Neck/Back Pain: Thermal pain patterns’ light up’ white and red hot on a scan in the involved area. You can get relief faster and begin restorative care that more precisely targets the correct area.
Dental Issues: If you have TMJ, gum disease, or an infected tooth, this will appear on a thermal scan as white or red hot.
Sinus Issues & Headaches: Significant heat in your forehead or sinus region revealed on a thermal scan indicates that these systems in your body are not functioning correctly.
Immune Dysfunction: Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue: The immune system correlates to your spine’s T1 and T2 areas — high heat levels in that region can indicate immune dysfunction. On the other hand, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and aching joints are just a few complaints that correlate to cool patterns in this area.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This condition is often misdiagnosed. For instance, you may think you have CTS, yet the scan shows your neck is referring pain from a different affected area. This will help you get the most appropriate treatment.
Digestive Disorders: Irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, and Crohn’s disease are often visible with thermography. If you can address these conditions early on, you’ll find that health restoration is much more likely.
Other Conditions: Including bursitis, herniated discs, ligament or muscle tear, nerve problems, whiplash, stroke and cancer screenings, and many, many others.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where can I find out more about thermography?2023-02-28T23:14:23-05:00

There are numerous websites that will give you further information. Among them is Thermology On-Line. Peace Of Mind

Does insurance cover thermography?2023-02-28T23:04:59-05:00

We try and make this service affordable for everyone. Prevention should be!

Insurance rarely (if ever) covers thermal imaging. However, you may use your Flex Spend dollars or Health Savings Account (HSA) money. If you still wish to check with your insurance company, call and inquire about thermography or thermal imaging insurance coverage for your specific condition. If you desire a Health Insurance Claim Form (HICFA), you will be given one with the codes already on the form. Fill out your personal information on the form and send it to your insurance company. There are no guarantees you will, in fact, be covered. You will still have to pay for the scan upfront. If your insurance covers the scan, a reimbursement check for the scan will be sent to you, or the balance will come off your deductible.

Please note: When referred by a Doctor, one copy of the scan results will go to the doctor that referred you, and one copy will come directly to you. You will be sent 2 copies of your report if you have no physician referral.

Some clients may wish to remain anonymous from the insurance company for personal reasons – or if they are changing insurance companies. We respect the confidentiality of each client.

My doctor states he doesn’t know enough about thermal imaging and demands I still get a mammogram. What do I do?2023-02-28T23:03:03-05:00

Tell your doctor to do some research at Thermology On-Line (information, case studies). Also, there are downloadable studies at Healthy Breast Check-up https://www.thermologyonline.org (see radiation question above) call me at the Longevity Center, and I will send a booklet and lots of information to your doctor. Tell your doctor you have concerns with low-level radiation and how it affects DNA. There are over 800 studies on thermography. Hand her (or him) the 2004 Heyes study on radiation. If not thermography, ask for a different method (ultrasound, breast MRI, ductal lavage) as a substitute (see https://www.alternativemedicine.com on May mammogram article). In any case, thermography can be used in conjunction with a mammogram by assessing false positives or concurring with a sketchy mammogram.

It is up to us to get the word out about the benefits of Thermography and the dangers of Mammography to ALL doctors & radiologists. Here is a Fact Sheet for further information.

I have heard a lot about radiation. Should I be concerned?2023-02-28T22:59:35-05:00

YES. Please visit https://www.thermologyonline.org for downloadable studies on the dangers of low-level radiation (2002 Brenner, 2003 Parisky, 2004 Heyes). Each time a woman gets a mammogram, she increases her chance of getting cancer by about five percent.

Can thermography see uterine cancer, lung disease, heart concerns, or stomach problems?2023-02-28T22:57:55-05:00

No. Thermography reads skin blood flow. In rare cases, inflamed liver, kidney, and colons appear on the stomach scan. However, thermal imaging can detect inflammation and pain (local or referred), chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, thyroid concerns, lymph congestion, phlebitis, vasculitis, TMJ, dental pathology, sinus problems, and carotid arteries.

Do I need to have a doctor’s referral in order to have this scan?2023-02-28T22:56:45-05:00

No, you do not need a referral if you are paying out of pocket or have a flex spend account. If you are submitting this procedure through an insurance company, they are more likely to reimburse you if referred by a Doctor.

Why haven’t I heard of thermography before? How long has it been around? Who reads my scans?2023-02-28T22:55:23-05:00

Thermography has been around for almost 20 years. In the beginning, many doctors did not accept it due to a handful of untrained thermographers interpreting their own scans. A lot has changed since the early nineties, and thermal imaging is better than ever worldwide – including in Australia, Europe, and Asia. Scans are interpreted by board-certified MDs around the globe via the internet and are for medical use only.

How fast can I get the results?2023-02-28T22:53:54-05:00

As quickly as 24 hours, but in most cases 2-3 business days.

Does thermography squeeze the breast? Is there radiation emitted?2023-02-28T22:52:42-05:00

NO and NO! A picture is taken about four feet away to determine breast health. Pain and radiation-free!

How often will I need a breast scan?2023-02-28T22:52:00-05:00

After your initial breast scan, we suggest a second scan at three months to set a baseline. If there is no change from the first scan to the second, yearly scans are appropriate.

What is the difference between thermography and mammography?2023-02-28T22:49:18-05:00

Mammography assesses anatomically (mass) and thermography assesses function (inflammatory).

Thermographic Scan Pricing

Thermographic Scan Pricing

  • New Breast Scan – $249 (new to the Longevity Center or new to Thermography)

    • Comparative or Yearly Breast Scan – $179 (existing clients only)*

  • Region of Interest – $249 (head, abdomen, hips, knees, feet, hands)

  • New Breast and Region Scan – $319

    • Second Year Breast and Region Scan – $249

  • Women’s or Men’s Wellness – $349 (head, chest, abdomen, back)

    • Comparative Rescan – $299

  • Half body – $379, upper or lower

    • Comparative Rescan – $329

  • Full body – $479, head to toe

    • Comparative Rescan – $429

  • Add-on Additional Region – $70

*NOTE – If it has been two years or more since your first thermography scan, the price will revert back to the new scan price.

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