Thermography is used as an aid for diagnosis and treatment, as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries of many kinds. Here are just a few:
Good thermal symmetry with no suspicious thermal findings.
These patterns represent a baseline that won’t alter over time and can only be changed by pathology.
Significant vascular activity in the left breast which was clinically correlated with fibrocystic changes.
There were no visible signs of abnormality. Referral to a breast specialist and a subsequent biopsy diagnosed inflammatory breast cancer at a very early stage.
The vascular asymmetry in the upper left breast was particularly suspicious and clinical investigation indicated a palpable mass. A biopsy was performed and a DCIS of 2 cm was diagnosed.
OTHER REGIONS OF INTEREST
Arthritic disorders generally appear as “hot areas,” since the affected sites are usually inflamed.
Back and Neck Pain
Upper back and neck pain, also regular headaches. Thermography guided treatments achieved better results than any previously.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Often misdiagnosed, there are several studies that show the value of thermography in detecting this condition.
Gum disease and infection can also be visualized on a thermogram.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
Muscular inflammation is visualized here that is consistent with fibromyalgia.
Red hot tones in the sinus and forehead areas indicating possible headache and sinus complications
Patient with elevated C-Reactive Protein, an early risk indication for heart disease.
Sprained Ankle and Heel Spur Inflammation
A painful ankle injury and a heel spur inflammation can be monitored throughout treatment and rehabilitation.
Football player with a stress fracture that was not detected with x-ray. Bone scan confirmed DITI findings.
Varicose Veins/DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
Thermography clearly visualizes an enlarged and inflamed vein.