Frequently Asked Questions

Thermography

Question:

When should breast thermography begin?

Answer:

When possible, thermal breast imaging should begin at age 20 to establish a baseline reading. Screening should continue every two years between the ages of 20 and 30. After age 30 it is suggested that women receive one screen per year. 

 

Question: 

What if I have implants or have had breast surgery?

Answer:

No problem. Clear and accurate images can be obtained regardless of any history of breast surgery, including mastectomy, lumpectomy, breast  reduction or breast enhancement. In fact, breast thermography is the initial screening method of choice for women who have had breast surgery  of all kinds due to the limitations of mammography.  

 

Question: 

Why is breast Thermal Imaging so important for a woman's health?

Answer:

Breast thermography can identify changes in the breast that are likely  to lead to breast disease (cancer) 4- 10 years before a tumor would  appear. It can also identify who's at risk for developing cancer in the future and allows, for the first time, the opportunity for breast cancer  prevention.  

About the Exam

Question:

Where is the testing done?

Answer:

At our dedicated thermal imaging clinic located inside TerraMar Wellness Center. More locations to come in 2021.

 

Question:

Who performs the test?

Answer:

The test is performed by a female Certified Clinical Thermography Technician 

 

Question:

Who reads my scans?

Answer:

 We are pleased to have Dr. Amalu of the Pacific Chiropractic Research Center as our thermologist. 

Question: 

How long does it take for results?

Answer:

Results are usually conveyed within 1 week but up to 2 weeks. 

 

Question:

How long does the exam take?

Answer:

The patient time for the procedure is between 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on scan tyoe.

 

Question:

Any risks with the procedure? Side Effects?

Answer:

 There are no risks involved.  The procedure is non-invasive. There is no radiation or pain. 

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