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Thermography - The only method for "Visualizing Your Pain"

The same technology that aids in the detection of early breast disease may help identify the source and cause of your pain . Once you know where your pain originates, not just where it hurts, health care professionals have a much better chance of treating it effectively.

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (a.k.a. Thermography) provided by Bluegrass Thermography is filling a gap in clinical diagnosis in Central Kentucky. X-Ray, C.T., Ultrasound and M.R.I. are all tests of anatomy that measure the structures of your body. Thermography is unique in its capability to show physiological change and metabolic process.

CLINICAL Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is providing the answers in the diagnosis of pain.

  • The only method available for visualizing pain and pathology.
  • Can assess pain and pathology anywhere in the body
  • Is a very useful adjunctive procedure to other diagnostic tools.
  • Is very cost-effective, risk free, and provides instant images.

What is Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging?

Digital infrared thermal imaging is a totally non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries, by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body.

It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress, for conditions and injuries including:

  • Back Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Headache
  • Nerve Damage
  • Unexplained Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • RSD (CRPS)
  • Dental and TMJ
  • Artery Inflammation
  • Vascular Disease
  • Breast Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Disc Disease
  • Inflammatory Pain
  • Skin Cancer
  • Referred Pain Syndrome
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Stroke Screening
  • Whiplash
  • Digestive Disorders

Images or ®Thermograms can be taken of the whole body, or just areas being investigated. The digitized images are stored on a computer, and are sent electronically to a Thermologist (certified doctor) for interpretation and reporting. Your report is color printed and a copy can also be sent to your healthcare professional.

Unlike most diagnostic tests, Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is:

  • Non-invasive
  • Free of Radiation
  • F.D.A. Approved
  • Painless
  • Does not come in contact with the body

This quick and easy test starts with your medical history being taken before you partially disrobe for the scanning to be performed. Standard region of interest exams take approximately 15 minutes, and 30 minutes for full-body imaging. Your printed report is normally completed within a few days.

Whether your pain is "Acute" or "Chronic", Digital Infrared Digital Imaging can help you, and you healthcare professional to safely get you back to better health.

 
 
 
 

Example of a scan in which a stress fracture is detected.Football player with a stress fracture that was not detected with x-ray. Bone scan confirmed findings from Thermogram.

 
 

Example of a scan which pinpoints upper neck and back pain.Upper back and neck pain, also regular head aches. Thermography guided treatments achieved better results than any previously.

 
 

Example of scan on a patient with jaw pain that turned out to be TMJPain in the jaw. Thermogram findings helped confirm diagnosis of TMJ, and referral to the appropriate specialist for treatment.

 
 

Example of a scan on a patient with inflammatory breast cancerSignificant inflammatory changes in the right breast area. Referral to a breast specialist and subsequent biopsy diagnosed inflammatory breast cancer at a very early stage.

 
 

Example of a scan on a patient with arthritisnArthritic disorders generally appear as 'hot areas', since the affected sites are usually inflamed.

 
 

Example of a patient with a painful ankle injury.A painful ankle injury can be monitored throughout treatment and rehabilitation.

 
 
 
 
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is approved by the F.D.A.; and has been recognized as a viable diagnostic tool since 1987 by the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs, the ACA Council on Diagnostic Imaging, the Congress of Neuro-Surgeons in 1988 and in 1990 by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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