Breast Thermography is your best choice to prevent Breast Cancer
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Breast Thermography is a physiological study versus an anatomical study used in mammography. In thermography (Digital Infrared Imaging DII), a infrared camera detects heat from the breast without physical contact (compression) and without sending a signal( no radiation ) . It will show temperature increases which are caused by an increased blood supply to cancer cells. Cancer cells have the ability to create new blood vessels to the effected area in order to satisfy the increased demand for nutrients resulting from the higher rate of growth and metabolic demands of the new colony.
Physiological changes can precede anatomical mammographic detection by SEVEN TO TEN YEARS, therefore allowing us to react early in a preventative mode that may stop the development of overt cancer. The study is interpreted by a medical doctor with the help of computer analysis and 18 digital images. The study can be interpreted as normal, low, moderate or higher risk. That allows women to make the necessary changes to reduce our risk (diet, exercise, lifestyle, etc.)
Commonly asked questions:
Is Breast Thermography safe?
It is completely safe. It does not involve radiation or compression. It is non- invasive. Nothing touches the breast during the procedure.
Is Breast Thermography an approved procedure?
Yes. It was approved by the FDA in 1982
Why haven’t I heard of Breast Thermography before?
Due to a poorly constructed and performed research study back in the 1970’s, Breast Thermography was placed in a “further study needed” category. Along with this study, health care politics and insurance cost containment issues caused interest in this technology to be put on hold. However, in the 80’s and 90’s, the recent advances in technology , Thermography is emerging as an important addition to a woman’s regular breast care.
Will my insurance cover the test?
This all depends on your individual insurance coverage. Some companies cover the procedure while others do not. NHS’s policy is to receive payment at the time of service while providing you with all of the paperwork necessary for you to submit the bill to your insurance company or Health Savings account for reimbursement.
Is Breast Thermography (Digital Infrared Imaging) costly?
No, It is very reasonable considering the sophistication of the technology involved. Natural Health Solution’s fee for a Breast Thermography scan is $275.00, which includes consultation, imaging and a written report.