What is thermography?

Medical thermal imaging is an imaging method that detects infrared heat from the surface of the body while producing a visual heat-map display. Modern medical thermography systems utilize sophisticated computerized post-image processing to extract accurate temperature data and other thermovascular information. This detection of infrared heat allows the healthcare provider to analyze and monitor physiological activity. Medical thermal imaging is supported by over 40 years of research and thousands of published medical studies. FDA clearance was gained in 1982, and from that point medical thermography started its emergence into hospitals and doctors’ offices. Medical thermography is also called digital infrared imaging or DII for short. Although medical thermography is not a standalone modality, it works extremely well in conjunction with other tests and procedures to locate possible infrared markers of concern.

Does thermography hurt? Is it safe?

Thermography is a no-touch, no compression tool with no pain involved. Thermography emits no radiation. There is no compression, and it is completely safe.

Can thermography diagnose cancer?

No, only a biopsy can diagnose cancer.

Can I use thermography with implants or fibrocystic breasts?


Is thermography FDA approved?

Yes, thermography is approved through the FDA. Middle Tennessee Thermography and Wellness uses Spectron equipment, which is intended for adjunctive diagnostic screening for the detection of breast cancer and other uses such as: peripheral vascular disease, neuromusculoskeletal disorders, extracranial cerebral and facial vascular disease, thyroid gland abnormalities, and various other neoplastic, metabolic and inflammatory conditions. 

What are the benefits of thermography?

The procedure is simple, fast, performed in a relaxing manner, and is 100 percent safe. What separates digital infrared imaging from X-ray, MRI, and other structural imaging methods is its ability to locate infrared markers that may indicate inflammation, circulatory problems, neuropathy, and many other health conditions. The FDA has cleared digital infrared imaging as an adjunctive screening tool to be used with structural imaging methods and other tests to help pinpoint possible problems.

What can I expect during my thermography scan?

You will be given very specific pre-exam instructions to follow. Once you arrive at the clinic, you will have a fifteen minute cool down period for your body temperature to acclimate. The scans itself take anywhere from five to thirty minutes, depending on the type of scan. Your information and images are then sent to an interpreting physician to evaluate and write a report. You will receive a copy of your report and images several days later.

What is IV vitamin therapy?

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t consume your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, let alone experience their valuable benefits. Nutrient IV Therapy is a safe and effective way to receive natural vitamins, minerals, and amino acids direct to the bloodstream. The 30 to 45-minute session enhances your energy, improves your overall mood, and helps prevent future health conditions caused by stress, malnutrition, and dehydration.

Are there any side effects to IV therapy?

No major side effects are usually seen; however, people do experience some cooling of the arm and a mineral taste in the mouth. Do not worry, as this is all normal.

What are IV nutrients made of?

Nutrient IVs are similar to IV’s you would find at your local hospital. They all consist of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which are found in the body naturally. Adding these nutrients gives the body more of what your organs need to function properly.

How often should I do IV vitamin therapy?

None of our IV’s contain toxins that are found in medicine or pharmaceuticals, so no one experiences an overdose of any kind. If you are healthy, theoretically it is safe for daily use. Realistically, most people do not put such high demands on their bodies where they would need daily nutrient IV Therapy. Our most frequent dosage is a bi-weekly program. But you should tailor your IV Therapy to your lifestyle.

Who should or should not have IV therapy?

If you retain fluids, have kidney problems, or suffer from certain health conditions, you should not engage in nutrient IV Therapy. We always recommend that you check with your primary care physician if you’re unsure. However, anyone with a healthy history can safely obtain its benefits.

What should I do after I finish my IV therapy session?

After your session, you can go about your day as you would normally. There are no restrictions. We recommend that you exercise, meditate, eat healthy meals, stay hydrated, and get enough rest daily.

Do I need a doctor’s order or prior authorization for thermography or IV services?

No, there is no need for an order or an authorization.  You can schedule your appointment; and if applicable, you will receive your results/report.

Is thermography or IV vitamin services covered by insurance?

No, neither thermography nor IV vitamin services are covered by insurance at this time. However, we do accept HSA and FSA cards.

What payment options do you offer?

We accept cash, check, and credit cards.

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