Fever was the most common condition observed in early medical history. In the early days of Hippocrates, mud was used on the skin to observe fast drying over a tumorous swelling, thereby indicating the rise in temperature.
These days non-invasive imaging techniques are emerging into the forefront of medical diagnostics and treatment monitoring.
Medical thermal imaging is a non-invasive imaging procedure that helps in detecting diseases and physical injuries.
Every person has their own “thermal image” much like a fingerprint. Changes over time in your ‘fingerprint’, or differences from one side of your body to the other can indicate potential issues.
Some of the conditions and injuries that a thermal scan can help detect include:
- back injures
- nerve damage
- unexplained pain
- TMJ dysfunction
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- inflammatory pain
- soft tissue injuries
Thermal scans can be taken of the whole body or just areas being investigated. The digitized images are stored on a computer and can be sent to your MD, specialist, or healthcare practitioner for further interpretation and reporting.
Unlike most diagnostic tests, thermography:
- is non-invasive
- requires no contact with the body
- uses no radiation
- is completely painless
Standard region of interest scans take approximately 15 minutes while full body scans take approximately 30 minutes. Your report is normally completed within a week.
Please do not hesitate to talk to me.