Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Breast Thermogram cost?
Our centers charge based on regional factors. Typically, the range is $199-299 initially inclusive for the images, interpretation and report. Most women agree this is a small price to pay for EARLY breast cancer detection.
Do I need a referral from a doctor to get an appointments?
No. You may book an appointment directly with one of our centers.
How longs does a scan take to perform?
Approximately 20 minutes. Plan on being at our center for 30 minutes.
How long does it take to get the results?
We pride ourselves with prompt turnaround. In most cases, our Board Certified Thermographers will have the results back to your center in 1 week or less.
Can I have a thermogram if I'm pregnant or nursing?
Yes, you may. This is a harmless procedure with no radiation or physical contact involved.
Is Thermography covered by insurance?
Not at this time. Keep in mind, cutting edge technology is not covered in most fields of medicine. Our centers charge a nominal fee for this technology despite the high cost of the equipment and the cost of running a center. Also keep in mind that your informatiom is secure with us and not reported to insurance carriers and entered into your health profile.
What do I do if a Thermogram is positive?
The first thing to do is relax and don't get overly anxious! Vascular changes MAY be seen in non-cancerous or PRE cancerous conditions. Follow the recommendations of our Board Certified Thermographers along with advice of your own doctor. Take the results seriously. Consider changing your lifestyle and diet as you MAY be seeing early signs of developing cancer that MAY be reversed if these changes are implemented. Thermography is a great test to monitor health over a period of time.
What do I do if my Doctor discredits the results?
Please help educate your doctor. Even the best doctors think inside their guidelines and frequently reject new ideas and technology. Chances are they are misinformed, or not informed at all. Share the Cornell Study with them that you can download from this site. Use your own judgement based on knowledge to direct your health care.
How often will I need a thermogram?
Your initial scan will dictate what follow-up is necessary. With no suspicious findings, most follow-up recommendations will be 12 months. Scans that warrant monitoring typically will be 3-6 months.
Do breast implant alter the result?
Thermography is the preferred test for women with implants as there is no compression for potential damage. Accuracy is decreased with implants in both thermographic imaging as well as mammograms.