Whole Body Thermography in Palatine, IL
Thermography is the process of analyze infrared images of the human body. Thermography has been used for many years to test for a variety of diseases and disorders, including cancer. Whole body thermography takes this scientific approach and applies it to the entire body.
Through the use of these digital thermal images, healthcare providers can check for a number of diseases and disorders. For more information about whole body thermography, call (847) 243-6262 or contact Dr. Marilyn Mitchell online.
What is Whole Body Thermography?
Whole body thermography is a type of preventive scan. Breast thermography is a very commonly used to identify certain forms of breast cancer. Similarly, whole body thermography seeks to identify additional ailments throughout the body.
Some of the issues that may be identified with whole body thermography include:
- Chronic Pain
- Certain cancers
- Nerve pain
- Low blood flow
- Certain cancers
Some regional body thermography is common as well. This form of thermography focuses on one particular body part or region of the body to identify issues that frequently occur in those areas.
How Does Whole Body Thermography Work?
By utilizing advanced infrared imaging techniques, thermography scans the surface of the skin and checks for abnormalities. Infrared imaging provides a sort of map of the body, with warmer areas highlighted in red or yellow and cooler areas in blue or green. The whole body thermography process itself is non-invasive and features no-pain. During the test:
- Clothes, jewelry are removed and a medical gown provided
- A specialized camera targets a region of the body or the whole body
- This camera provides several infrared images of the body, which can then be analyzed
The entire thermography process takes around 30 minutes and involves no pain or contact. Thermographic imaging emits no radiation and is completely safe for medical use.
Due to the nature of infrared imaging, it's important to avoid exercise, caffeine intake, smoking or anything else that may contribute to an abnormally high skin temperature for a few hours before the test begins.
Request Thermography Information Today
Whole body thermography is a painless, non-invasive way to test for a number of health conditions. Learn more about whole body thermography today: call (847) 243-6262 or contact Dr. Marilyn Mitchell online.
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