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There are several crucial articles attached to this thermography blog for your review.  We suggest that you review each article.  They will give you information that is invaluable for your decision making processes when you are selecting a Breast Wellness plan.

COVID-19 Imaging

COVID-19 Imaging Can thermal cameras be used to detect a virus or an infection? The quick answer to this question is no, but thermal imaging cameras can be used to detect Elevated Body Temperature. FLIR thermal cameras have a long history of being used in public spaces—such as airports, train terminals, businesses, factories, and concerts—as an effective tool to measure skin surface temperature and identify individuals with Elevated Body Temperature (EBT). In light of the global outbreak of the coronavirus...

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IBS Visualization

IBS Visualization Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). The most common symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and abdominal cramping. IBS is a common condition affecting 20-40 year olds and is predominately found in women. There is no test available to diagnose IBS but the diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other serious diseases. When presenting with digestive issues and “all tests are normal”, IBS is determined to be the...

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Heat Cameras Help Tourist Detect Cancer

Heat Cameras Help Tourist Detect Cancer A trip to a tourist attraction in Scotland turned out to be a life-changing moment for one woman after a thermal camera detected she had breast cancer. Bal Gill, 41, was looking back over images from her trip to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, in Edinburgh, when she noticed a heat patch over her breast. After making an appointment with her doctor, Gill was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer — but experts have warned that Gill was lucky and thermal imaging cameras are not...

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Mouth Affects Health

Mouth Affects Health Is there a link between oral health and the health of your whole body? Health experts believe that taking good care of your oral health does more than prevent gum disease and tooth decay. “Any disease related to the mouth has an impact elsewhere in the body,” says Denis F. Kinane BDS, PHD at the University of Pennsylvania. People with serious gum disease were 40% more likely to have a chronic condition on top of it, according to a recent study. Bacteria build up on the teeth can...

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DCIS, IDC, and Metastatic – The Difference

DCIS, IDC, and Metastatic – The Difference A tumor grows in the breast for at least 5 years before it can be palpated. That’s about 30 doublings and approximately ½ inch in size. According to the National Cancer Institute, tumor angiogenesis is defined as “the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. This growth is caused by the release of chemicals by the tumor and by host cells near the tumor”. There are many different types of breast cancer – some easy to diagnose and some more difficult. We will discuss...

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Breast Cancers Without Lumps

Breast Cancers Without Lumps Introduction There are several types of Breast Cancer that don’t normally present as a palpable lump or as a tumor detected on a mammogram. These are the types of cancers that are usually detected in advanced stages and may have already become metastatic. The signs and symptoms are not definitive. Because of this, they are not always obvious or are mistaken for something other than what they are. Two such cancers are Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) and Paget’s disease of the Breast. Signs...

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Lymph Node Importance

Lymph Node Importance The lymphatic system is a network of organs and tissues that help rid the body of waste and toxins. As an important part of the immune system, it is comprised of the tonsils, adenoids, spleen, thymus gland, lymph vessels, and hundreds of lymph nodes. Unlike the circulatory system that has the heart to pump blood and nutrients throughout the body, the lymphatic system has no pump to distribute its clear/yellowish fluid. The movement of the lymphatic fluid is dependent on the movement of the...

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Vitamin D and Imagery

Vitamin D and Imagery It’s cold outside but have you had your “SUNSHINE” vitamin levels checked? It has been reported that 75 percent of American teens and adults are Vitamin D deficient. The “sunshine” vitamin is a fat-soluble vitamin which means it is stored in fatty tissue. It affects your brain, body, and overall health. Besides being essential in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous for healthy bone formation, Vitamin D is also crucial in regulating the immune and neuromuscular systems. It also...

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Immune System and Thermography

Immune System and Thermography A Full-Body thermogram can detect inflammatory changes throughout the body and serves as a guide in building a strong immune system. Our three previous blogs have addressed the different types of breast cancer.  The health of our bodies and its ability to fight off disease relies heavily on building a strong immune system. Strengthening the immune system lowers inflammation throughout the body and gives us the fighting power to remain disease free. You’ve probably heard by now that “gut”...

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Breast Cancer Detection Tool

Breast Cancer Detection Tool Breast Cancer While mammography, Ultrasound, MRI, and other imaging tools are tests of anatomy and rely on finding a physical structure. Thermography is a test of the heat produced by increased blood vessel circulation and metabolic changes associated with a structures genesis and growth. This allows thermography to see subtle changes outside of other testing. With thermography screenings not requiring contact with the body we are also able to image areas of the breast such as the axillary...

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