Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral from a doctor to get an appointment?
No. You may book an appointment directly with one of our centers.
How long does a scan take to perform?
How long does it take to get the results?
We pride ourselves on prompt turnaround. In most cases, our Board-Certified Thermographers will have the results back to you in 7 to 10 days. We have 3 interpreters viewing your images for optimal reporting.
Is Thermography covered by insurance?
Not currently. Keep in mind, innovative 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 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.
What do I do if a Thermogram is positive?
Take appropriate action and be sure to follow up as recommended by our doctors and yours. Many times, we can 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.
What do I do if my doctor discredits the results?
Please help educate your doctor. Even the "best doctors" think inside their guidelines and frequently reject innovative ideas and technology. Chances are they are misinformed, or not informed at all. Share information with them that you can download from this site. After all these very studies come from well-respected medical journals.
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 positives 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.