Breast Thermography @ Synergy Natural Medicine
Breast Thermography is a method of screening for breast cancer using a powerful, FDA-cleared infrared camera to evaluate abnormal temperatures and heat patterns in the breast. When performed in a temperature-controlled environment and evaluated by experts in these methods, breast thermography provides invaluable information regarding breast cancer risk and is an excellent adjunctive for screening for breast cancer.
For most women, we recommend:
An initial screening at age 35, and then every 2 years from ages 40 until age 70.
Screening sooner than 35 or before 70 years old if you have major risk factors.
Discussing your results in consultation with their Doctor.
The Breast Thermography Procedure
Breast thermography starts by disrobing from the top up and letting your body temperature normalize in a private, temperature-controlled room. Our female thermography technician takes 3 images of your breast region from various angles (left, right and center). After that, patients put their hands in a sink with cold water for 60 seconds (a.k.a. the "cold water challenge") and a second set of the same images is taken over the next 90 seconds.
Your digital images are sent to Therma-scan Reference Lab, who provide us with your Thermography Report. Therma-scan is backed by 30+ years of research and millions of imaging studies. Your Report is usually available in 4-6 days, however Report wait times may be longer during the October - December period (we will let you know).
Just 4 easy steps!
Appointments Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays