Different parts of human body have a different temperatures. Acute inflammation followed with pain is the most common reason for an increase in skin temperature. An increase in skin temperature is associated with an increase in blood circulation.
Decreased blood circulation is often associated with scar tissue in the area or from chronic inflammation. A set of thermograms in a time frame will provide a picture of ongoing process no matter how chronic or acute it is.
The inflammation process is a part of the natural healing process and is efficient if the damage is not overwhelming or repetitive. Medical thermography is designed to detect ongoing process in the early stages before it results in calcification or scarring. X-Ray. MRI or CT can detect scar tissue or calcification when it is happened but not able to do it if it still ongoing inflammation.
The patient will be asked to sit in a room for 5-10 min without active motion to equalize possible temperature differences related to walking.
The photographed area should be uncovered and a picture will be taken in several positions usually one front, on back and two lateral’s. The whole procedure will take between 15-30 min.
Conditions detected by Medical Thermography are associated with inflammation and the intensity of blood circulation. We specialize in treating soft tissue injuries and use this diagnostic procedure to aid in enhancing this process.
We are also able to tell if a node in a breast is “cold” or “hot” to conform or reject oncological conditions.