We are excited to continue offering this service in our Piedmont office! Our next breast thermography screenings are on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 10 am – 5 pm. The price for screening is $225 – this includes screening, interpretation, report, a copy of the images and, if needed, a review of findings with one of the doctors. We do offer this innovative health service every 2-3 months, and spots fill up early. Schedule yours soon!
Unlike Mammography or other forms of breast imagery, breast thermography is a technique that detects the heat produced by increased blood vessel circulation that may be associated with a tumor’s genesis and growth. By detecting minute variations in normal blood vessel activity, infrared imaging may find thermal signs that suggest a pre-cancerous state or the presence of an early tumor that may not be large enough to be detected by physical examination, or mammography.
Breast Thermography is especially helpful for women with dense breast tissue that is difficult to see on mammography or younger women who are still menstruating. Thermography does not replace mammography, but can be used as an additional way to screen the breasts. This service is available to the general public as well as patients of Tara Natural Medicine. To schedule, or to have questions answered about thermography, please message or call the office at 925-949-8604.