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Thermography is a great way for women to be proactive about their breast health!
There are several differences between breast thermography and a standard mammogram.
Why radiate breast tissue early (which is cancer promoting) if it's less accurate than getting a thermogram?
This often leads to more mammography, ultrasound, or tissue biopsy. Fibrocystic breasts, young and/or dense glandular tissue, breast implants, and scarring from previous surgery can all seriously interfere with the accuracy of mammography, yet do not interfere with thermography.
Women who have a strong family history of breast cancer can benefit more from early thermography.
Invaluable 15-minute non-invasive test that involves no radiation or breast compression. One woman that came to The Cometa Wellness Center for her upper body thermogram explained that "because it was dark in the room and she (the thermographer) never touched my breasts, I felt that my privacy was being respected. I was proud and happy to have breasts, not terrified that they were unhealthy."
If you have a thermogram scheduled, please download our detailed thermography preparation instructions here.
You will complete some simple paperwork while you sit in a temperature controlled room to allow your body temperature to equilibrate.
You're positioned in front of a Thermal Imaging Camera, and the thermographer takes digital images. Thermal imaging only takes 10-25 minutes, depending on the type of test being done.
Your images are sent to a certified physician called a Thermologist. Thermologists are trained to analyze and report the results of your personal thermogram. Dr. Cometa is a trained Thermologist, and has been using Thermography in her Integrative Medicine practice since 2004. Although trained in reading thermography, she is very busy clinically with patient care as well as virtually educating the community. For this reason, Dr. Cometa no longer personally reads the thermography reports but defers this to one of her medical colleagues in the field of Thermology.
Once interpreted by a physician trained in reading thermograms (a Thermologist), your full thermography report is emailed directly to you.
At anytime after you have received your Thermogram, you are welcome to schedule a virtual thermography consultation appointment with Dr. Cometa to review the report and how it relates to your health or health concerns. Please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the cost and value of this service she offers.
Dr. Cometa likes to encourage a 3-month follow-up of the breast area for health reasons:
Thermography can provide you with early detection for such problems as:
Early detection can address many evolving disease processes, especially those that involve inflammation. Inflammation is a precursor to many diseases, such as:
Thermography can help detect and assess arthritis, dental and sinus issues, immune dysfunction, digestive disorders, and vascular inflammation that can lead to heart disease or "hardening of the arteries" in places other than the heart (for example, inflammation in the carotid arteries of the neck may be a precursor to stroke.)