172 SE 6th Ave Hillsboro OR United States 97123
What is Thermography?
The human body has a very specific temperature pattern. Changes in this pattern, as a result of inflammation or disease, can be detected using thermal imaging. Thermography or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is an FDA-approved, non-invasive screening tool that uses a specialized camera to measure extremely subtle temperature changes on the skin's surface that correlate physiologically to underlying dysfunction or pathology.
While diagnostic tools, such as mammography, MRI and ultrasound are only able to identify structural abnormalities (such as a tumor at least pea-sized), DITI looks for FUNCTIONAL abnormalities (the process that occurs before a tumor grows). It is not a replacement for diagnostic imaging but an invaluable screening tool that can provide crucial information on the origin of symptoms as well as identify pre-disease states resulting in early diagnosis. Research shows that thermal imaging can detect some cancers 8-10 years before they are visible on mammogram therefore allowing the golden opportunity for preventative treatments.
There is no radiation, no skin contact and no discomfort. DITI is useful in ANY condition. There are no contraindications and can be safely performed on any one. For best results imaging should be repeated 3 months after the initial scan to establish an individual baseline then once per year thereafter.
THESE ARE JUST A FEW CONDITIONS DITI IS HELPFUL IN ASSESSING:
Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Digestive Disorders: Crohn's, IBS, Diverticulitis
Coronary Artery Disease
Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue: can help identify the origin of pain
Monitor treatments: Cancer treatments, holistic, pharmaceutical
Monitor healing process after accident
Prevention: Early stage disease prevention
WHAT TO EXPECT
After scheduling, you will be sent Pre-examination instructions and an Intake form to complete before your appointment. Once you arrive you will change into a gown and meet with Dr. Kelley for a short review of your pertinent medical history while your body acclimates with the room temperature for accurate results. You will then be positioned in front of the thermal imager and asked to uncover specific areas while we take digital images that are visible on the computer immediately. Imaging takes about 10 minutes and results are available in a few days after a review and interpretation by a Board-certified Medical Doctor. No medical referral is necessary. A short follow-up appointment will be made to discuss results with Dr. Kelley. Patients referred for imaging will follow-up with their referring practitioner.
MENU OF SERVICES:
Women’s Screen: $285 (includes head, neck thyroid, breasts, abdomen, lower and upper back)
Men’s Screen: $285 (includes head, neck, thyroid, chest, abdomen, lower and upper back)
Full Body Imaging: $390
Regional Specific (example: hands): $175
Follow-up to review results: $75
As a Naturopathic Physician, I am thrilled to be able to offer these services as it perfectly complements my philosophy of prevention. If there are any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to talk with you about how this can benefit you!
No medical referral necessary! If referred, your report will be faxed directly to your referring practitioner
Appointments available in our Hillsboro office beginning October 5, 2011. We hope to add services to Tillamook in the near future.
To schedule an appointment now:
1. Call 503.693.0904
2. Email email@example.com
3. Schedule online at www.hillsboronaturalmedicine.com
To Your Health, Naturally