Medical Thermography Basics
It is important when choosing a Thermographer to find out some basic information.
What infrared camera is being used to take the images?
At Advanced Medical Thermography we use the Meditherm 2000 camera. This camera has been designed and manufactured only for medical use. The 8 degree range allows for the smallest subtleties to be detected. It is the only medical thermography camera that is FDA registered and CE approved (Europe). It is designed to control thermal drift and does not have the infrared blocking optical lens of an industrial camera. Simply put, it is the best and most advanced camera for medical use.
Are the conditions optimum?
We have the ideal setting for optimal infrared scanning and follow strict and proper protocols with each patient.
Who is taking the images?
A female Certified Clinical Thermographer takes the images. Most images are taken personally by Dr. Hillary Smith, and all reports are reviewed by her prior to submission for interpretation. Dr. Smith is a Level 3 Certified Clinical Thermographer, the most advanced certification awarded by the American College of Clinical Thermography. She has maintained a successful Integrative medicine and chiropractic practice in this area for over twenty five years.
How are the images saved and compared for future comparison?
All images are saved on a server for seven years to be used for comparison.
Who interprets the images?
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Is a second opinion available?
Second opinions are available.
How will you understand the report and what kind of follow up can you expect?
All reports are reviewed with you or your doctor by Dr. Hillary Smith, D.C., CCT. This is typically done on the phone but an office consultation is available. With an extensive background in chiropractic medicine, clinical nutrition and a Doctorate in Homeopathy, she is well equipped to guide the patient how to follow up with their report. Additionally, Dr. Smith can advise you when thermography is the best option for you, and if not, can refer you elsewhere.