We're the Pacific Northwest's first fully dedicated medical thermography clinic, proudly serving Portland and surrounding areas with safe screening. All we do is imaging - no pills, potions, or powders - 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 Meditherm, the best thermologists in the world, with a normal turnaround time of less than 72 hours, and a rush option for when time matters.
Thermography is an objective piece of information relating to actual function and physiology rather than structure. We are able to see thermovascular changes that take place long before anything becomes structural enough to be seen by ultrasound, MRI, CT, x-ray, 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:
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 practitioner may discuss your report with our thermologist if questions arise. A referral, however, is not required.
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 tumor's thermal signature, e.g., whether it's getting hotter or cooler, useful information in deciding treatment options.
"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."
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."
Christianne Northrup, M.D.
The Best Breast Cancer Screening Tests: 6 Reasons Why I Recommend Thermography
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."
"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
Michael Greger M.D.
Author NY Times Bestseller "How Not to Die"
50 videos/articles about Breast Cancer
"Digital infrared thermal imaging shows information relating to vascular activity, inflammation, lymphatic activity, hormonal dysfunction and other "functional" abnormalities."
"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"
Thermography: A Much Saner and Less Invasive Approach
(especially for those carrying BRCA gene according to Northrup)
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
"It is easy to promote mammography screening if the majority of women believe that it prevents or reduces the risk of getting breast cancer and saves many lives through early detection of aggressive tumors. We would be in favor of mammography screening if these beliefs were valid. Unfortunately they are not, and we believe that women need to be told so."
Abolishing Mammography Screening Programs? A View From the Swiss Medical Board
New England Journal of Medicine
"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."
Should Mammograms be Phased Out?
Dr. Christine Horner, MD
Surgeon, Breast Reconstruction
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 re-call 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
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.