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Inflammation

Inflammation is a red flag to a variety of diseases, illnesses and ailments that plague people from all walks of life. Inflammation in and of itself is the response that a healthy body has to cellular damage or a threat to the body. This means that when our bodies are struggling with inflammation, it’s a warning sign of something else. Inflammation isn’t the cause of illnesses or disease, but rather, it is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong, or trying to fight back against what is harming it.

Chronic inflammation “occurs when your immune system gets set permanently to “on.” As a result, it constantly releases a flood of damaging chemicals that could sicken your cells. It’s like a forest fire that never goes out,” says naturopathic physician and nutritionist Kellyann Petrucci, ND.


Temperature difference in the skin surface reflects the abnormality present in the human body. Considering the phenomenon, detection and forecasting the change of temperature is the principal objective of using 

Medical Infrared Thermography (MIT) 

a technology for the use in aiding your doctor in the discovery of inflammatory pain conditions.

Thermography offers a non-invasive, non-contact, radiation-free imaging modality to assess abnormal inflammation. The thermogram creates a map of the skin surface temperature which can indicate an inflammatory process is or will occur, demonstrated through heat patterns. Abnormal heat patterns provide an indicator that something may be happening in the body that could require more investigation. 

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Services

Breast Screening $180

Breast Screening $180

Breast Screening $180

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Upper Body $180

Breast Screening $180

Breast Screening $180

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Lower Body $180

Lower Body $180

Lower Body $180

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Dental Study $180

Lower Body $180

Lower Body $180

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Preparing for your imaging appointment

Before you arrive for your thermogram, 

certain protocols must be followed in order to ensure 

that your images reflect accurate information. 


Please read the following instructions

 and strictly adhere to them.


  • No prolonged sun exposure (especially sunburn) to the body areas being imaged 5 days prior to the exam.
  • No use of deodorants, lotions, creams, powders, or makeup (no facial makeup for full body or upper body scans) the day of the exam.
  • No shaving of the areas to be imaged the day of the exam.
  • No treatment (chiropractic, acupuncture, TENS, physical therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot or cold pack use) or physical stimulation of the areas to be imaged for 24 hours before the exam.
  • No exercise 4 hours prior to the exam.
  • If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before the exam.
  • If you are using pain medications, please avoid taking them for 4 hours prior to the examination. You must consult with the prescribing physician for his or her consent prior to any change in medication use such as this.
  • You must wait at least 4 weeks after having a fine needle or core biopsy of the breast before a thermogram can be performed.
  • You must wait at least 8 weeks after having a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy of the breast before a thermogram can be performed.
  • If you have had any surgical procedure within the last 12 weeks, please notify our office before coming in for your appointment.
  • If you are scheduled for a breast thermogram, the same protocols above applies along with no physical stimulation of the breasts for 24 hours before the exam, and if you are nursing please try to nurse as far from 1 hour prior to the exam as possible.
  • Please note: During the examination you will be disrobed (from the waist up for breast exams, and buttocks exposed for lower body exams) during part of the examination for both imaging and to allow for the surface temperature of the body to equilibrate with the room. A female technician is provided for all our female patients. 


Thank you for choosing our center and we look forward to meeting you