Screening with Thermography
The Northport Wellness Center is pleased to collaborate with holistic physician, Moshe Dekel, MD, to offer breast, thyroid and dental thermography to our patients and provide greater opportunities for achieving optimal health and wellness with safe, effective and non-invasive screening.
What is thermography?
Thermography is a valuable tool used by a health care practitioner to evaluate the health of the body. Thermography uses a specialized camera to take pictures of an infrared image from the body. It serves as a clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries, by showing thermal abnormalities present in the body. It is painless and there is no contact with the body.
Thermography offers individuals an alternative or complimentary means to assessing tissue to evaluate health and prevent major health challenges.
Thermography for Breast Cancer Screening
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, with the exception of skin cancer. Still, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, which, according to the ACS, is believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
Breast thermography can help address symptoms and disorders before they become problematic.
With breast thermography, a sensitive camera is used to pick up heat when directed at the breast (cancer cells hold onto heat); it lights up when the picture is taken. Breast thermography measures only the breast and results appear in a visual picture. Results are printed immediately and offer enormous insight into a person’s health.
Breast thermography is completely safe and there is no radiation or compression (according to Dr. Mercola, risk increases by 1% to 2% ,per study). Women who opt out of mammography due to the increased risk associated with compression and radiation should choose annual or bi-annual thermograms to chart their progress.
Thermography for Thyroid Screening
Thermography is used to care for patients who seek non-invasive monitoring for issues with their thyroid, as well as when sub-clinical (unobservable) symptoms are present. Thermography can offer monitoring for treatment programs as well as serve as a non-invasive means of screening cancer from benign cysts, for example.
Thermography for Dental Screening
Research is now revealing that your dental health may impact the quality of your overall health. Dental thermography offers a non-invasive, radiation-free scan of the head and neck region to gain better insight of your body’s current health presentation, as well as any potential issues. It can be used to identify infections and inflammation that may be causing other problems in the body.
How soon will I receive my results?
Results for thermography are immediate. Results are displayed in the form of graphs and diagrams for analysis, which can provide a unique biochemical profile for each individual tested. An asymmetry and temperature elevation indicates an increased risk that will be addressed with a prevention protocol and a close follow-up using thermography and sonagram. A subsequent scan will reveal the effectiveness of the intervention strategies. Results are read and interpreted by Dr. Dekel, Board Certified in OB-GYM and Breast Thermography.
Results for thermography are immediate. Results are displayed in the form of graphs and diagrams for analysis, which can provide a unique biochemical profile for each individual tested. A stress stimulus on the regulation thermogram shows up as normal, inflammatory, degenerative, rigid or blocked. A subsequent scan will reveal the effectiveness of the intervention strategies. Results are read and interpreted by a healthcare professional.
Based on the results of your thermogram, you can be proactive in your health care to try to balance any systems that are out of balance.
Prevention is so important. It is easier to stay healthy than to get healthy.
Dr. Dekel's practice is located at 1461 Lakeland Ave, Suite 9, Bohemia, NY 11716.
To make an appointment with Dr. Dekel or to learn more about thermography, contact Dr. Dekel's assistant, Dorothy McCurdy, at (843) 422-8328.