OPENING HOURS

MONDAY - THURSDAY

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Call the office @ 615-705-5333

to schedule your thermography appointment

 

ADDRESS

Breast Thermography at New Life Physicians

Proactive Wellness & Imaging Center

5055 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027


Email: andrea@proactive-wellness.org

Tel: 615-705-5333
 

Proactive Wellness & Imaging Center /  Breast - Thermography - Nashville - Brentwood - TN. All rights reserved © 2016

FIND​ US

 Disclamer: Our website is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering health care advice. The information provided through Breast thermography tn website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult a health care provider. Digital Infrared Imaging of the breast is also known as Breast Thermography, Thermal Breast Imaging, The editors, and contributors shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility to any person or entity for any loss, damage, or adverse consequence alleged to have happened directly or indirectly as a consequence of this material. Breast thermography offers women information that no other procedure can provide. Breast thermography is not a replacement for mammography or any other form of breast imaging.  Breast Thermography does not detect cancer or any other disease. Thermography does not prevent breast cancer. All thermography reports are meant to identify thermal emissions that suggest potential risk markers only and do not in any way suggest diagnosis and/or treatment. According to studies, earliest detection is realized when multiple tests are used together. This  approach includes breast self-examinations, physical breast exams by a doctor, mammography, ultrasound, MRI, thermography, and other tests that may be ordered by your physician.

UNDERSTAND THERMOGRAPHY

Thermography uses ultra-sensitive, high resolution camera and sophisticated software to measure infrared emissions (heat) constantly emitting from the surface of your skin producing a colormap of your body's health, providing a picture of your health.


In order to understand thermography, we need to first understand our skin. As we all know, skin is the largest organ of the human body, it is the most visible organ yet it is the most underappreciated organ. One of the most important functions of skin is to control body's temperature, that is controlling the amount of circulation, or blood flow, in the skin. As a result, our blood vessels widen and allow heat to escape through the skin, we start sweating. On the other hand, when we need to retain heat, the blood vessels narrow and we produce less sweat. This phenomenon, called thermoregulation, is done without conscious thought and it is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. This simplified and quick overview of skin's physiology can give us a great understanding of the core principle of thermography. That is, normal body is  thermally symmetrical, thermal asymmetries can indicate abnormalities.

Our state of the art, FDA approved camera system measures body's surface temperature, presenting the information as a digital image. This image,

a thermogram, is made up of individual pixels, with each pixel displaying an accurate temperature measurement. We could also look at a thermogram as a colormap or thermal mapping of the surface of your skin. The spectrum of colors indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. 

What can you see with Thermography? 

Thermography can identify a wide range of thermal abnormalities and that is why thermography is so popular. Thermography is used for: Breast health monitoring, thyroid health monitoring, oral health, sinuses, carotids health, inflammation, soft tissue injury monitoring, etc. Thermography provides thermal indications of possible: cardio-vascular thermal conditions, carpal tunnel, chronic nerve injury, diabetes, digestive disorders, herniated disk, musculoskeletal problems, estrogen dominance & fibrocystic changes in the breasts. Thermography can help define a previously diagnosed condition/injury, can aid in visualizing healing progress, as well as identifying an abnormal area for further diagnostic testing.