Here at the Center for Holistic Health & Nutrition our goal is to identify the earliest signs of breast tissue changes so we can design a breast health plan that supports a lifetime of healthy breasts. We are committed to breast thermography for Northern California women of all ages in order to assist in the prevention of breast cancer.
Women across Northern California can benefit from DITI breast screening. However, it is especially appropriate for younger women (30-50) whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. Also for women of all ages who may have breast implants or for many other reasons, are unable to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a “clinical marker” to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.
What is Safe Breast Cancer Screening?
According to the International Academy of Clinical Thermology, thermography, when used in a clinical setting, is an adjunctive imaging procedure that detects, records, and produces an image (thermogram) of a patient’s skin surface temperatures and/or thermal patterns. The procedure uses equipment that can provide both qualitative and quantitative representations of these temperature patterns.
Thermography does not entail the use of ionizing radiation, venous access, or other invasive procedures; therefore, the examination poses no harm to the patient.
There are two currently recognized methods of clinical thermographic imaging: electronic infrared telethermography and liquid-crystal thermography. The following terminology is commonly used interchangeably for clinical thermographic analysis and computer interfaced infrared thermography systems: thermal imaging, thermography, infrared imaging, digital infrared imaging, digital infrared thermal imaging, computed thermal imaging, computerized infrared imaging, and medical infrared imaging among others.
It is useful for all women, regardless of age, body type, breast characteristics, nursing mothers, and women with breast implants.
Clinical thermography is an acceptable analytical procedure that may be performed by a doctor or technician who has been adequately trained and certified by a recognized organization. However, it is strongly recommended that the interpretation of the thermal images be made only by health care providers who are formally trained in clinical diagnosis and hold credentials as board certified clinical thermographers from a recognized organization. This is meant to insure that directed care and proper follow-up recommendations will be made available to the patient if warranted by the interpretation of the images. Christine has gone through the extensive training and earned her certification through the International Academy of Clinical Thermology.
Digital Infrared Imaging
Infrared Breast Imaging, commonly referred to as breast thermography, is a radiation-free, safe, and highly accurate tool that can detect signs of breast disease long before it is detected with self exams or mammography.
Research shows that there are many natural, non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive, safe, and effective approaches that can significantly lower your risk of developing breast cancer. We look forward to your visit and supporting you in your breast health.
Breast Thermography Pricing
- Five view breast screening, consult, doctor interpretation $220
- Five view breast screening and interpretation for students and seniors $155
- Full Body Scan $350
- Three view cranial screening with doctor interpretation $100
Christine Andrew, CNC, FMP, CTT has completed the necessary training and earned her certificate as a Thermography Technician and brings an inspiring and holistic approach to women’s health, and sees Infrared Imaging as a powerful tool in assisting women in making pro-active choices in breast cancer prevention.