Here at Center for Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Vacaville Thermography, our goal is to identify the earliest signs of breast tissue changes because women across Northern California can benefit from Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) breast screening. Thermography is useful for all women, beginning at age 18, regardless of age, body type, breast characteristics, nursing mothers, and women with breast implants. For instance, younger women (30-50) typically have denser breast tissue. This makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. Women who may have other reasons for being unable to undergo routine mammography will also benefit. More importantly, this test may 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 detects, records, and produces an image (thermogram) of a patient’s skin surface temperatures and/or thermal patterns. The equipment can provide representations of temperature patterns. In addition, the American Academy of Thermology wants to reiterate that its Guidelines clearly state Breast Thermography is a Breast Risk Assessment. It should NOT be used as a standalone assessment. It is an adjunctive evaluation to other structural breast imaging studies such as Mammography, Ultrasound, and MRI.
Thermography does not entail the use of ionizing radiation, venous access, or other invasive procedures; therefore, the examination poses no harm to the patient.
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. The interpretation of the thermal images are made only by a health care provider who is formally trained in clinical diagnosis and holds credentials as board certified clinical thermographer 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 a woman’s 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 health.