Bluegrass Thermography - Lexington, KY
The goal of Bluegrass Thermography is to bring the earliest possible detection of breast abnormalities to women in Central Kentucky. Thermography utilizes a painless, effective and safe screening with no compression of breasts, and no radiation. Further, complete body scans can assess pain and pathology anywhere in the body.
What is Thermography?
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (a.k.a. Thermography or D.I.T.I.) is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that converts infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color. The spectrum of colors indicate an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. Medical Thermography can graphically display and record the subjective feeling of pain by objectively displaying the changes in skin surface temperature that are produced by pain states. Medical Thermography’s major clinical value is in its high sensitivity to pathology in the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems and as such can contribute
to a diagnosis by the clinician.
Clinical uses for D.I.T.I. include:
- To localize an abnormal area not previously identified, so further diagnostic tests can be performed
- To define the extent of a lesion of which a diagnosis has previously been made
- To detect early lesions before they are clinically evident
- To monitor treatment and the healing process before the patient is returned to work.
The clinic offers thermal imaging services to the public on a self referral basis and also by physician referral. Imaging exams are conducted by certified thermography technicians and all reports are provided by MD's who are board certified thermologists.