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Common Questions

Do I need a Referral From a Doctor To Make An Appointment?

No. You may book an appointment directly with one.

How Long Does a Scan Take?

Approximately 20-30 minutes. Plan on being at our office for 45 minutes.

How Long Does It Take To Get Results?

We pride ourselves with prompt turnaround. In most cases, our Board Certified Thermographers will have the results back to your center in 1 week or less. We have 3 interpreters viewing your images for optimal reporting.

Is Thermography Covered By Insurance?

Not at this time. Keep in mind, cutting edge technology is not covered in most fields of medicine. Our centers charge a nominal fee for this technology despite the high cost of the equipment and the cost of running a center. Insurance coverage should not keep you away. Think of all of the other less important things we spend our money on!

Do I need To Get a Mammogram?

That is between you and your primary physician. Thermography is an adjunctive procedure that offers extra information and can be combined with other testing.

How Much Does Thermography Cost?

Typically, the range is $199-299 initially inclusive for the images, interpretation and report. Most agree this is a small price to pay for EARLY breast cancer detection. We also offer full body exams, as well as female and male profiles starting at $299.

What Do I Do If The Thermogram is Positive?

Take appropriate action and be sure to follow-up as recommended by our doctors and yours. Many times we are able to pick up cancerous changes before other standard tests, which provides the ability to act swiftly and appropriately. For example, thyroid heat may be found long before a blood test will show signs of thyroid dysfunction. It is well advised to work with a doctor familiar with thermal imaging and its life saving ability. We have doctors available for consultation through PACT.

Should I Get A Full Body Scan?

About 90% of our patients nationwide have a full body or profile done at the time of exam. We have a 97% patient satisfaction rate based on recent surveys. The information not only shows areas of dysfunction, but may show if your personal wellness plan is working.

How Often Will I need a Thermogram?

Your initial scan will dictate what follow-up is necessary. With no suspicious findings, most follow-up recommendations will be 12 months. Scans that warrant monitoring typically will be 3-6 months. If you are using thermography to monitor your overall health then it is a good idea to be tested quarterly until your health is stable. Annual wellness checks are recommended.

Are There Many False Positive with Thermal Imaging?

The purpose of the thermographic evaluation is to show areas of hot and cold in the body. Thermography is greater than 99% accurate for this purpose. Therefore, we can say there are no false positives with thermal imaging. Heat can be present due to many factors. There is no such thing as “normal” inflammation in the body. This is due to a pathological process or injury.