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Is Thermography Right for You?

 

 

About a year ago I was introduced to the term thermography by my chiropractor, and daughter in law.  I had no idea what it was.  I knew my insurance didn't cover it and being the stubborn woman that I am, ahem, I dismissed it.  Shortly after that I expanded my holistic health studies, and while still going to school, the word thermography came up again.  This time I paid more attention and started to research it.

 

I posted on Facebook looking for anyone who had done a thermogram because I truly wanted to know what they thought of it, and the process.  Lots of "I have heard of it but have never done it" and recommendations for places in our local area that perform them.  Well, that wasn't what I wanted to hear, I wanted to hear of an actual experience.

 

Well, I guess it means I get to be THAT person and have the thermogram done and share it all with you!  I started to call around to see what thermography consisted of and the cost.  It ranged from $195 for breast screening to over $600 for entire body scans.  And.... it isn't covered by your insurance.  OUCH!  Now it all comes flooding back to my why I didn't pursue it before.  THE COST.

 

What Exactly Is Thermography?

According to wikipedia.com thermography is "Infrared thermography (IRT), thermal imaging, and thermal video are examples of infrared imaging science. Thermographic cameras usually detect radiation in the long-infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (roughly 9,000–14,000 nanometers or 9–14 µm) and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms. Since infrared radiation is emitted by all objects with a temperature above abso