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Breast Thermography

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With a simple, non-invasive tool that supports breast cancer prevention.

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What is Breast Thermography?

Thermography is a tool that helps you be proactive in breast cancer prevention and breast health. It uses digital infrared imaging to detect subtle changes in your breast tissue, such as inflammation.

While some inflammation is essential to helping your body heal, identifying unusual, chronic swelling can give you an early warning signal. This can give you the best opportunity to fight breast cancer early.

Our Santa Rosa Clinic has expanded its offerings to include this important, precautionary service.

At your visit, you will meet directly with your doctor to get the best level of medical care. Together, we'll review your scan to detect heat patterns and blood flow in your breast tissue.

Harvard Medical School reported in their 2020 article, ‘Understanding acute and chronic inflammation,’ that:

Research has shown that chronic inflammation is associated with heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

How Does Breast Thermography Work? 

Thermography Camera

Breast Thermography is a radiation-free, non-invasive imaging solution. It uses an infrared camera to detect heat patterns and blood flow in your breast tissue. This offers a full color “road map” of potential inflammation. This is not considered an alternative to a mammogram. 

Rather, breast thermography gives your doctors more in-depth clinical information related to the health of your breasts. The colors on the “road map” correspond to areas of inflammation. (Red is ‘hot’ and blue is ‘cool.’)

Breast Thermography in Sonoma County

breast thermography heat map

The doctors at Premier Integrative specialize in breast health as well as preventive medicine.  The recommendation for breast thermography is specifically aimed at gathering as much information about your breast health as possible. 

Each breast screening method (mammography, ultrasonography, and thermography), provides the doctors with targeted information about breast tissue. The patients we work with generally prefer to not rely solely on mammograms as their only tool for breast screening.  

While thermography is not a diagnostic tool for breast cancer and does not take the place of mammography, it does empower you with important information about your health. This allows you to make the most informed choices about your personal breast health.

FAQs About Using Thermography as Breast Cancer Prevention

What Does Breast Thermography Cost?

The very first thermography scan at Premier Integrative is $225. Repeat scans are $175. All scans include an appointment with one of our integrative medicine Doctors to review your results and discuss the findings. 

After each scan, we will provide you a copy of your scan and give you whatever medical support you may need. Our goal is always to ensure you are doing everything you can for your breast health and wellness – all under the care of an experienced integrative medicine specialist. 

What Makes Your Thermography Center in Sonoma County Different From Others?

 At Premier Integrative Medicine, we are a team of licensed primary care doctors, with over 70 years of combined experience in our respective areas of specialty. Our patients are the friends and family members of other patients. And, we work with every patient as a unique individual.

When you come in for your thermography scan, you will meet directly with the doctor and not a lay “technician” without medical training. We are able to provide you with the appropriate level of medical support in your efforts to improve and/or maintain your breast health. 

Furthermore, our preventative breast health programs are designed to reduce risk and help improve your overall level of health and well-being. We do so by utilizing the best of what integrative and naturopathic medicine has to offer, while also giving you access to the full range of western medicine.  

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of the Breast Thermography Scan?

No.  Generally, insurance companies do not reimburse for this imaging. 

Is Breast Thermography Safe? 

Yes.  This imaging study is safe for every woman and man, regardless of previous medical history or age.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Thermography?

male breast cancer survivors

Anyone can benefit from breast thermography. While women are at higher risk of breast cancer, the American Cancer Society reports that men can also get breast cancer. By taking all precautions when screening for breast cancer, you have the best chance of catching it at an early stage. 

Research shows that early detection is one of the primary factors in survival rates. By identifying any chronic inflammation, you can give yourself a better opportunity to identify cancer before it spreads.

Can Thermography Be Combined with Naturopathic Oncology?

Yes. Our naturopathic doctors and Premier Integrative use every resource at our disposal to support you during your fight against cancer. By partnering with your medical team (including your Medical Oncologist, Surgeon, Radiation Oncologist, and NMD), we help you get the natural support you need to reduce symptoms, improve the effectiveness of conventional cancer treatments, and reduce the chance or recurrence.

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