We're the Pacific Northwest's first fully dedicated medical thermography clinic, proudly serving Portland and surrounding areas with safe screening - no radiation, compression or contact. Plus, no pills, potions or lotions being sold here, just safe accurate imaging of your radiant body!
We take a history of your health, noting any current concerns, and submit it with your images for interpretation.
Images are interpreted by board-certified medical doctors called thermologists, physicians from various specialties, who form the team at EMI (Electronic Medical Interpretation), a subsidiary of Meditherm; it is the world's largest and most advanced network of interpreting physicians. We use a secure "intranet" HIPPA-compliant method of direct, safe transmission with these doctors. The normal turnaround time for reports is less than 72 hours, and a 24 hr turnaround rush option is available for a reasonable additional fee.
The thermologists interpreting our images are MD’s trained by the American College of Clinical Thermology (ACCT). Currently there are more than 30 M.D.’s on staff.
Thermography is an objective information relating to actual function and physiology rather than structure. With thermal monitoring, one is able to see evidence of thermovascular changes taking place in early stages of disease, typically years before pathology becomes structural and therefore visible by other forms of imaging such as ultrasound, MRI, CT, x-ray, or mammogram.
Digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) is a non-invasive, non-radiation technique which examines thermovascular processes of the body to detect potential pathology.
Common clinical uses include:
early detection of breast cancer risk
detection of vascular and nerve pathology
monitoring of changes in general health status
monitoring of healing process
monitoring of treatment efficacy.
Imaging can be done on a region of interest, or the whole body can be scanned.
Results obtained with medical DITI systems are objective and show excellent correlation with other diagnostic tests.
The best possible plan is to use every appropriate test adjunctively to get the highest detection rates without generating additional or unnecessary invasive testing.
All medical information is kept confidential. The interpreting MD Thermologist's name will be on your report and your referring practitioner may discuss your report with the interpreting physician if questions arise. A doctor's referral, however, is not required - you may self-refer.
No medical screening test is without false positives and negatives, including mammography (2D & 3D), MRI, CT scans, ultrasound and thermography. None of the tests above are stand-alone diagnostic tests for cancer. A biopsy is required to prove or disprove cancer. And yet a biopsy cannot determine whether a cancer is advancing, regressing or stable.
Monitoring a tumor with thermography can give useful information about the metabolic activity of a tumor - heat increases are generally a sign of growth, and regressing tumors show reduction in heat.
We're located in the Pearl District
1314 NW Irving Street, #705
Portland, OR 97209
(Near REI & 24 HR Fitness)
This video is a must watch!
It explains the crazy deceptive math used in the propaganda when someone says that mammograms cut the risk of dying from breast cancer by 20%.
Reason 1: "Thermography's only "error" was that it was too accurate too early and the results couldn't be corroborated at the time. Years later, in recall studies, a large percentage of these women had breast cancer or other breast disease, in the exact location of the abnormal "false-positive" thermogram, thus validating its early warning role."
Reason 2: "It was soon realized that thermography could clearly, objectively, and easily demonstrate the physiological component of pain and injury, especially to the spinal column, due to car accidents, job injuries, and a host of other “tort” related law suits. Everyone involved had benefited from these positive test findings, which could be clearly shown to a jury. Everyone that is except the defendant insurance industry. Needless to say, the insurance industry in the United States placed an all-out effort to diminish the value of thermography in courts of law due to high litigation costs."
Breast Screening Q & A's
American College of Clinical Thermology
P.S. We would add Reason 3: This technology has been repressed since it’s 1982 FDA registration, because, in our opinion, it’s an unwelcome “business killer” for our profit-based medical system. Detecting inflammation early, when simple lifestyle changes can reverse it, makes good sense for the public, but it is not as lucrative as is “late detection,” i.e., looking for tumors, a symptom of years of imbalance. Sadly, most tumors get aggressive treatments that are costly, painful and harmful to surrounding tissue and the immune system.
Click this link for list of clinics in your area: ACCT (American College of Clinical Thermology) Approved Clinics
The ACCT is the fastest growing and pre-eminent professional organization dedicated to the advancement of thermology and thermography through education, research, and professional development. It is a non-profit that supports thermologists and thermographers who use only medical grade imaging equipment.
Radiologist, Thermologist, President American College of Clinical Thermology , Author
"Thermography adds a much needed piece to the puzzle, providing risk information and possible early warning that mammography cannot. Thermography can detect physiologic changes associated with cancer while it is still at a cellular level - before it becomes visible on a mammogram."
Women’s Health Expert, Visionary Health Pioneer, Author
"With thermography as your regular screening tool, it’s likely that you would have the opportunity to make adjustments to your diet, beliefs, and lifestyle to transform your cells before they became cancerous. Talk about true prevention."
from The Best Breast Cancer Screening Tests: 6 Reasons Why I Recommend Thermography
"A thermologist, the medical doctor who reads and interprets the thermogram, expects to see symmetrical heat patterns. Even subtle differences from one side to the other are easily identified, and this can indicate cancerous or precancerous tissue or other anomalies"
from Thermography: A Much Saner and Less Invasive Approach
(especially for those carrying BRCA gene according to Northrup)
Surgeon, Breast Reconstruction
"I agree with the Swiss Board—screening mammography should no longer be recommended from an ethical standpoint. Instead, a combination of ultrasound, thermography and physical examination are a much better choice. For certain women, an MRI scan which uses a magnet rather than radiation may also be appropriate."
"Breast cancer can take decades to develop, so "early" detection via mammogram may be too late.... "early detection" may in effect be really, really late detection."
Mushrooms for Breast Cancer Prevention
"It takes years for most cancers to develop to the stage that they can be detected with mammogram or ultrasound (dense enough for location and biopsy) so DITI (digital infrared thermal imaging) is ideally placed as a screening tool to identify changes over time in the ‘early’ development stages, before there is more advanced pathology that can be detected with other tests.."
In a study of the effectiveness of thermal imaging in detection of breast cancer, thermography identified “58 of 60 malignancies with 97% sensitivity” and was concluded to be “a valuable adjunct to mammography and ultrasound, especially in women with dense breast parenchyma."