Monday, June 26th
BY APPOINTMENT: 5:15–8 PM
An adjunctive diagnostic breast cancer screening tool
Appointments are limited. To schedule your appointment, please contact us at (415) 795-3900 or schedule online.
Early detection saves lives. This 15 minute non-invasive test is a valuable procedure designed to improve detection of breast disease. There is no contact with the body of any kind, no radiation, and the procedure is painless. It uses Thermography, a process of infrared technology to spot abnormalities in your breasts by measuring temperature variations.
This state-of-the-art DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging) system is able to read functional changes in the breast at the critical point when a tumor begins to receive its own blood supply – before malignant cells have a chance to spread.
According to the American College of Clinical Thermology (ACCT), researchers have found that an abnormal thermogram is the single most important marker of high risk for the future development of breast cancer, and an abnormal thermogram is ten times more significant as a future risk indicator for breast cancer than a first order family history. While X-rays, ultrasound, and mammography show us the structure of the body, they will miss such things as active inflammation and increased blood supply as found in many illnesses. Thermogram Breast Screening has been shown to be effective in finding early signs of breast cancer eight to ten years before a mammogram can.
Thermography Quick Facts:
Thermograms are for men and women
Quick and painless.
No exposure to radiation.
A Thermogram can be performed without an order from a physician
You are welcome to bring a companion to be present at the examination
Patient Preparation before having a Thermogram:
Do not have physical therapy or electromyography on the same day thermography is performed
Do not smoke for 2 hours before the test
Do not use lotions or liniments on the day of the test
Stay out of strong sunlight on the day of the test
Do not use deodorant on the day of the test
No caffeine for 2 hours prior to the test
Taking anti-inflammatory medication or beta-blockers may affect the test results. Discuss stopping these medications with your doctor prior to doing so
Cost: $200 Initial / $175 Follow Up - Included is a custom tailored Breast Health Evaluation based on the results of your thermograph (All scans are read and interpreted by Board Certified Medical Doctors)
Payment: Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted (We do not accept insurance, but we can supply you with the appropriately coded receipt to submit to your insurance for reimbursement)