ThermographyThe Heartland is extremely excited to host Thermal Imaging Services by Angel Marlow, CCT.
Fall dates are Tuesday, Sept 27th and Wednesday, Oct 19th.

I strongly feel thermography is a great visual resource to monitor inflammation throughout the body (especially for those concerned about your breast). Hence the reason I am partnering with Angel.

Angel is an Advanced Clinical Thermographer with enormous amount of experience. To that point, she utilizes a higher end camera than most for this technique, to get the optimal results.

To learn more about this incredible opportunity Or feel free to connect with Angel directly 713-621-4406. Schedule your appointment before she books up.

A Little about Thermography

Thermography picsPerhaps the most unique aspect, thermography images the skin surface to measure the PHYSIOLOGICAL or FUNCTIONAL process rather than an anatomical process.

Instead of focusing on the “anatomy” (organs & tissue), it focuses on processes occurring in the body that are causing temperature changes. For instance, hot patterns mean “inflammation”, which makes perfect sense. It is so important to “see” inflammation because it is a very active cause of heart and cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and much more! What this means is that we may be able to practice prevention rather than just detection. These thermal images (called thermograms) are analyzed for abnormalities. Additionally, since your body is thermally symmetrical if normal, thermal asymmetries can indicate problems. A thermal assessment combined with guidance from a trusted healthcare provider is an opportunity to achieve desired results of optimal health and longevity.

History & Science

Modern thermometry began in 1835, with the invention of a thermo-electrical device which established that the temperature in inflamed regions of the body is higher than in normal areas. This device also confirmed that the normal healthy human temperature is 98.6° Fahrenheit or 37° Celsius.

By the 1920s, scientists were using photography to record the infrared spectrum, and this led to new applications in thermometry and other fields. The 30s, 40s, and 50s saw remarkable improvements in imaging with special infrared sensors, thanks in large part to World War II and the Korean conflict, which used infrared for a variety of military applications, such as troop movement detection. Once these infrared technologies were declassified post-war, scientists immediately turned to researching their application for clinical medicine.

In the 60s, large amounts of published research and the emergence of physician organizations dedicated to the use of thermal imaging, such as the American Academy of Thermology, brought about greater public and private awareness of the science. By 1972, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare announced that Thermography, as it had become known, was “beyond experimental” in several areas, including evaluation of the female breast.

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Equipment does make a Difference

We call a thermography device a “camera” but it is does not actually “see“ the image like a camera we are familiar with; it is detecting temperature only. The variation in temperature actually makes the image look familiar. The higher the resolution the greater the detail so that we might even recognize the person in the thermal image.

A high quality thermal device has the ability to convert the data into temperature within the device (not in the computer), which is the most accurate temperature. It is customary to use Celsius for medical imaging and interpretation. The most significant indication of a thermal abnormality is a side-to- side temperature difference, as the person is their own control; meaning one person is not compared to another but the comparison is made between the left and right sides of the body.

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What to expect

After you schedule your appointment, you will recevie an email confirming your appointment.  Download the informational packet and send us the filled-out questionnaire.  Read over the packet for information regarding your visit.

Learn More About the Guidelines prior to your appointment. Important to Your Thermography Appointment