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ACCT Thermography Clinic
Thermography Clinic

Thermography is a radiation-free, pain-free, state-of-the-art imaging procedure for early detection of inflammation and other diseases in the whole body. Many woman use thermography for early detection of breast health.

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Tulsa Breast Thermography

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Choose a date and time that works best for you. We can see you as early as this week. Book your scan here.

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Tulsa Breast Screening

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Choose a comprehensive thermographic imaging of the full body, breast, torso or single targeted areas.

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Breast Thermography

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Results are reported quickly by certified doctors and free from harmful radiation.

Thermography Benefits

Thermography can also be used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress, for conditions and injuries including:

Thermography versus Mammogram?

Thermography and mammography are two different techniques used for breast imaging, each with its own advantages and limitations. Here’s a comparison between thermography and mammography:

  1. Imaging Principle:
    • Mammography: Mammograms use X-rays to create detailed images of the breast tissue. X-rays pass through the breast, and the resulting images can reveal abnormalities such as tumors or calcifications.
    • Thermography: Thermography captures infrared radiation emitted by the body to create images that represent temperature variations. It does not directly image the anatomical structures but rather detects changes in temperature associated with blood flow and cellular activity.
  2. Sensitivity and Specificity:
    • Mammography: Mammograms are generally more effective in detecting structural abnormalities, particularly in identifying small tumors and calcifications. It is considered the gold standard for breast cancer screening.
    • Thermography: Thermography has been suggested to be more sensitive to changes in vascularity and heat patterns associated with certain breast abnormalities. However, it is not as specific as mammography and is often used as an adjunctive tool rather than a standalone diagnostic method.
  3. Radiation Exposure:
    • Mammography: Involves exposure to ionizing radiation, which is a concern for some individuals, especially in repeated screenings over time.
    • Thermography: Non-ionizing and does not involve exposure to radiation, making it a radiation-free alternative.
  4. Detection Capability:
    • Mammography: Particularly effective in detecting early-stage breast cancer and is widely used in routine breast cancer screening programs.
    • Thermography: Some studies suggest that thermography may detect physiological changes associated with breast abnormalities earlier than structural changes, potentially offering a complementary approach.
  5. Complementary Use:
    • Mammography: Often used as the primary screening tool for breast cancer due to its proven efficacy in detecting structural abnormalities.
    • Thermography: Sometimes used as a complementary tool, especially in cases where mammography may be challenging (e.g., dense breast tissue) or as part of a multi-modal approach.
  6. Limitations:
    • Mammography: Limited sensitivity in women with dense breast tissue, discomfort during the procedure, and exposure to radiation.
    • Thermography: Limited specificity and may produce false-positive results. It is not recommended as a standalone diagnostic tool.

In practice, the choice between mammography and thermography often depends on various factors, including the patient’s individual risk factors, breast density, and the clinical context. In many cases, both imaging modalities may be used together to provide a more comprehensive assessment. It’s essential for individuals to discuss their specific situation with healthcare providers to determine the most appropriate screening approach.

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