Thermography Explained: What You Need To Know

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It’s hard not to encounter somebody who’s been touched by a devastating diagnosis of Breast Cancer or they’re being watched so an area in the breast doesn’t develop into something more. Thermography is one such screening method that offers a no-contact, radiation-free, state-of-the-art screening procedure that uses heat detection to locate areas of temperature differences in the body.  Yes, I know that’s a mouthful. When a tumor grows in a body, we will typically see an increase of blood vessels feeding the tumor and radiating heat. 

Monitoring your breast health is as important as daily flossing.  Make sure you’re completing your monthly breast exam, doing breast massage, and avoiding wearing tight bras. For those of you who know me well, you know that I’m very passionate about achieving a healthy balance and offering an adjunct to standard breast screening methods. 

As an example, breast disease can be detected by looking for areas of excessive or increasing heat that may indicate areas of angiogenesis or an increase of blood vessels supplied by a growing tumor. Your thermoscan is performed using a special camera to show thermal images of your body.   

What Is The Difference Between Mammography and Thermography?

According to Moshe Dekel, M.D., board-certified in GYN and a specialist in breast thermography, the difference between the two modalities is profound.

“Mammography, like MRI and sonography, is an anatomical study; it looks at anatomical changes of the breast tissue. It may take up to ten years for the tumor to grow to a sufficient size to be detectable by either a mammogram or a physical examination. By that time, the tumor has achieved more than 25 doublings of the malignant cell colony and may have already metastasized.”

Do We Really Want To Wait That Long?

And, do we really want to expose ourselves to all that radiation? Dr. Dekel goes on to say, “thermography is a physiological study. The infrared camera detects the heat (infrared radiation), which is emitted by the breast without physical contact with it (no compression) and without sending any signal (no radiation).”

“Thermography shows small, unilateral temperature increases, which are caused by an increased blood supply to cancer cells. Cancer cells have an ability to create new blood vessels to the affected area (neoangiogenesis) in order to satisfy the increased demand for nutrients resulting from the higher rate of growth and metabolic demands of the new colony.”1

We offer Thermoscans out of our office in West Chester, OH, or at our Happy Hormone Cottage, Centerville Office starting Monday, September 13th and offered each subsequent month following! The scan itself takes less than an hour. 

Looking to Schedule A Thermoscan? Call Happy Hormone Cottage at 937-694-4750

All reports are reviewed by Dr. Alexander Sepper, MD, Ph.D. Our reports involve a three-step interpretation process. Your reports will be viewed by doctors appropriate to handle your type of findings.  Our senior interpreter will review all other doctors’ comments and impressions. 

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  • Scan Cost
  • Full Body Scan $499
  • Head & Torso Scan $329
  • Breast Scan $249

More Information About Thermography and Thermoscans

If you have any questions about the process and how you can get started, please don’t hesitate to call/text us at the following contact numbers. 

Jacky Groenewegen LMT, CTT  (Owner)


Robin Hanson-Gobell (Mobile Division Manager)


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