Frequently Asked Questions About Thermography
Do I need a referral from a doctor to get an appointments?No. You may book an appointment directly with one of our centers.
How longs does a scan take to perform?Approximately 20 minutes for breast thermography. Plan on being at our center for 40 minutes.
How long does it take to get the results?We pride ourselves with prompt turnaround. In most cases, our Board Certified Thermographers will have the results back to your center in 1 week or less. Fast processing is also available for an additional fee.
Can I have a thermogram if I'm pregnant or nursing?Yes, you may. This is a harmless procedure with no radiation or physical contact involved.
Is Thermography covered by insurance?Not at this time. Keep in mind, cutting edge technology is not covered in most fields of medicine. Our centers charge a nominal fee for this technology despite the high cost of the equipment and the cost of running a center. Also keep in mind that your information is secure with us and not reported to insurance carriers and entered into your health profile.
What do I do if a Thermogram is positive?The first thing to do is relax and don't get overly anxious! Vascular changes MAY be seen in non-cancerous or PRE cancerous conditions. Follow the recommendations of our Board Certified Thermographers along with advice of your own doctor. Take the results seriously. Consider changing your lifestyle and diet as you MAY be seeing early signs of developing cancer that MAY be reversed if these changes are implemented. Thermography is a great test to monitor health over a period of time.
What do I do if my Doctor discredits the results?Please help educate your doctor. Even the best doctors think inside their guidelines and frequently reject new ideas and technology. Chances are they are misinformed, or not informed at all. Share the Cornell Study with them that you can download from this site. Use your own judgement based on knowledge to direct your health care.
How often will I need a thermogram?Your initial scan will dictate what follow-up is necessary. With no suspicious findings, most follow-up recommendations will be 12 months. Scans that warrant monitoring typically will be 3-6 months.
Do breast implant alter the result?Thermography is the preferred test for women with implants as there is no compression for potential damage. Accuracy is decreased with implants in both thermographic imaging as well as mammograms.
What type of thermal imaging camera do we use?We use one of the highest definition medical imagery cameras, the FLIR Max 307, which is one of the most advanced thermal imaging cameras available and has a 640 x 480 array size with a 307,200 total pixel image resolution.
How much does a Breast Thermograms or whole-body thermography cost?See our 'Services Offered' price list to the left.
Scans Available Now
Breast Screening :
Female Health Screening :
views included: head, neck, breasts, chest, heart and lungs, abdomen and lower back
Female Full Body :
views included: head, neck, breasts, chest, heart and lungs, abdomen and lower back, legs, feet, arms and hands
Male Health Screening :
views included: head, neck, chest, heart and lungs, abdomen and lower back
Male Full Body :
views included: head, neck, chest, heart and lungs, abdomen and lower back, legs, feet, arms and hands
Head, Neck & Thyroid Only :
Arms & Hands Only :
Legs & Feet Only :
A Point of Interest :
- Add Ons To Above -
Add Arms & Hands :
Add Legs & Feet :
MD Report Evaluation:
if you would like an MD to review a scan/report [with a 14 day turnaround]
Rushed Exam, STAT:
for rushed exam, STAT within 1 business day with the following turnarounds:
- Friday STAT submissions are due back Monday
- No STAT submissions on Saturday or Sunday
- Monday STAT submissions are due back Tuesday
minimum time requirement:
45 mins. for full body scan
25 mins. for single region
The Shambhala Life Extending Wellness Center and Retreat is here to serve humanity in the quest for everyone to live longer, healthier, happier and more balanced lives. We are happy to offer the latest in next-generation wellness technologies to help restructure the core of your being to facilitate optimum health and longevity. We are operated by the non-profit Church of Shambhala Vajradhara Maitreya Sangha Monastery.
Thermography is not a standalone device and does not replace any other diagnostic device.