Welcome to our Thermography Centers
now has Medical Infrared Thermography, which is the best method
for pre-breast cancer screening.
can detect indications of breast cancer development providing
a 6 year earlier detection over traditional mammogram screening.
Abnormal vascular and nervous system infrared temperature patterns
can be seen on the surface of the breast with thermography.
you know that a screening mammogram is 1000 times greater
radiation exposure than a chest x-ray? This radiation exposure
increases your risk of getting breast cancer by 1% for each
mammogram that you have had in your lifetime.
you know that it typically takes breast cancer 8 years for
growth to reach the mammogram screening detectable size of
one billion cells which is typically considered stage one?
you know that mammogram screenings can typically only detect
breast cancer at the cellular size of one billion cells? This
means breast cancer had been growing undetected for 8 years.
breast cancer cell growth...
Days, 2 cells
1 Year, 16 cells
2 Years, 256 cells
3 Years, 4,096 cells
4 Years, 65,536 cells
5 Years, 1,048,576 cells
6 Years, 16,777,216 cells
7 Years, 268,435,456 cells
8 Years, 4,294,967,296 (4.2 billion) cells
Buchanan, JB, et al. Tumor growth, doubling times, and the
inability of the radiologist to diagnose certain cancers.
R Radiol N AM 1983; 21:115-26
cancer at 10 years is considered to be lethal and 100% of
women that have had routine mammograms and are eventually
diagnosed with breast cancer have had false mammogram findings
for approximately 8 years.
typically recommended schedule for mammogram screenings for
a woman increases her risk of breast cancer by 20% by the time
she is age 50 from the radiation of the mammogram.
good news is that 97% of breast cancers can be reversed with
medical treatment if detected by stage one (by year 8). Imagine
how much greater success in preventing and correcting the
problem by being able to detect breast cancer 6 years sooner.
Medical Infrared Thermography Facts:
does not injure the breast, expose the body to any radiation
and so does not increase your risk of cancer through radiation
exposure as does the standard mammogram screening and provides
a 6 year earlier detection for beast cancer.
Thermography has an average sensitivity and specificity of
abnormal thermogram is 10 times more significant as a future
risk indicator for breast cancer development than a family
history of breast cancer.
persistent abnormal thermogram carries with it a 22 time higher
risk of future breast cancer.
Extensive clinical trials have shown that breast Thermography
significantly supports the long term survival rates of the
group by as much as 61%.
When Breast Thermography is used as a multimodal approach
including clinical exam, and specific mammography guided by
Thermography, 95% of all early stage cancers will be detected.
Medical Infrared Thermal Imaging was FDA approved over 20
years ago as a completely safe method for breast imaging.
We are also the only thermography center in Oklahoma with
an FDA registered high resolution medical thermography camera
and all of our technicians are IAMT certified.
Imaging can Detect these other Health Problems:
conditions can be detected early with thermography as temperature
changes will be seen on the front of your neck.
(heart and artery) disease can be detected early by evaluating
the thermal pattern over the carotid arteries on the neck
as well as viewing the heat pattern over the heart chest area.
Carotid artery inflammation is accepted as the earliest possible
indication of artery disease and chest temperature asymmetry
can be an early sign of heart disease or an early indicator
you have an increased risk for stroke.
Sinus or allergy patterns can be easily seen on the face and
head indicating and pinpointing the source for headaches and
other problems or symptoms.
Digestive problems, Liver problems, Nervous system imbalances
and many other inflammatory processes can be detected early
with the use of abdominal thermography.
can also be used as a valuable tool to monitor improvement
or progression of many previously diagnosed cancers or other
conditions by comparing thermography images over time.
Imaging Patient Preparation
No major breast surgery
No chemotherapy or radiation
Cease lactation and breast feeding
No major breast surgery, i.e. biopsy
Avoid tanning or sunburn
Avoid exercise, massage or chiropractic adjustment
Refrain from steam room, sauna, hot or cold packs
Avoid sitting in a hot tub
Reschedule if you experience a significant fever
of the exam:
Do not shave underarms
Avoid using deodorant or creams on the area to be imaged
Hours before the exam:
Refrain from tobacco or coffee use
Avoid hot or cold liquids
Refrain from exercise, bathing or showering
Avoid eating or chewing gum if we are imaging your head and
will be no contact with your body, no injections, radiation
or fluids to drink. You will be in a comfortable cool private
room and the camera will be positioned from 4 to 7 feet away
from you as you turn to change to the necessary positions.
will be offered a gown to wear until the imaging begins. For
breast imaging, you will be required to disrobe your upper
body. For full body imaging you must remove all but underpants.
You will be imaged by a certified thermographer (Please wear
or bring underwear).
single region of interest, like the head or breast will take
about 15 - 30 minutes. A full body exam will take approximately
60 minutes. Time may also be allowed to briefly review the
images before you leave.
Medical Analysis and Recommendations
thermography images will be analyzed by specifically trained
and certified MD's in the form of a written report usually
within 2-3 days. Our office will contact you when your report
is completed and a time will be set up for Dr. Bartell to
go over your report and give you a copy with your original
color images. Dr. Bartell will also offer specific treatment
protocols for all early stage conditions to help reverse or
prevent the development of disease naturally.
Centers Oklahoma Breast Cancer
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When reading thermography images, we look for certain temperature
findings in the breasts or other areas which may suggest elevated
risk for disease. Thermal imaging provides information about
current and future risk only, and does not diagnose breast
or other conditions. Thermal imaging findings should be correlated
with diagnostic examinations before a final diagnosis and
treatment decision is made. Thermography does not replace
medical diagnostic testing or other appropriate examinations.:-)