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THERMOGRAPHY:
Everything you wanted to know about Thermography…but were afraid to ask.
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What Doctors are Saying About Alfa-Regulation Thermography

 

"I am a Nuclear Medicine Physician and Radiologist and have been utilizing the technology for adjunct diagnostics called Regulation Thermometry (RT). Dr. Dan Beilin had introduced me to the technology over ten years ago and I have compared its capabilities and found RT to be complementary with giving as much information about certain diagnostic criteria as other devices I use such as CT and MRI, as well as X-Ray, besides functional imaging in nuclear medicine.

Dr. Beilin's expertise in this field is paramount to my facilitation, understanding and use of this device. I have introduced this device to a number of my colleagues who have responded with support for its value in the pathway to evaluate several complex illnesses that contribute to known disease manifestations."

 

- DAVID HICKEY, M.D., NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

"Regulation Thermometry allows me to identify and address underlying factors that play a role in women’s health, - especially breast health. This technology observes organ physiology dynamically and enables us to accurately address and target priority systems. We can then see our therapeutic results, so both patient and physician have access to the efficacy of their treatment choices. The benefits of Regulation Thermometry are spread through word of mouth and the technology has proven itself to provide a calling to those who would like both preventive and highly effective strategies to health." - DAWNA JONES, MD

"I have used Regulation Thermography/thermometry in my hospital for the last 20 years. The AlfaSight was surprisingly a jump ahead in its inclusion of artificial intelligence that allowed my staff and I to more accurately determine which patients needed particular therapies over other therapies, and our success rate improved substantially. I highly recommend this system to every integrative medicine clinic as well as to be used in the future of conventional medicine."

- DR. MED. THOMAS RAU, M.D.

"Regulation Thermometry integrates and deepens the understanding I achieve when I use my Infrared Camera system on the breast. I can see distant influences and focal infections that can’t be seen by any other method. I strongly endorse the AlfaSIght 9000 for any clinic, using with or without infrared camera systems."

- DR. KARIN NIELSEN, ND CERTIFIED CLINICAL THERMOGRAPHER

"It's an amazing device. It clearly reveals many underlying relationships between organs and tissues and leads to more effective therapy strategies.. It’s one of the best investments I have every made."

- DR. MICHAEL CHEN, M.D., SURGEON

More Information about Thermography

The President of IMAT (International Medical Academy of Thermography) Germany, Petra Blum commented,

 

“FBART has helped us get a different view of the attributes of disease development. This technology has facilitated knowledge regarding early metabolic and cellular dysfunction that plays a role in the rise of disruption that most likely results in disease.

FBART made it possible for us to see what the body is doing prior to becoming dysfunctional to the point that it generates an irreversible problem”.

 

A study done in Stuttgart, Germany, headed by an oncology physician and Professor Wagner, involved the participation of 70 women all diagnosed with breast cancer. Out of 63 women, 61 underwent a FBART (computerized regulation thermography) scan, mammogram, and clinical examination, 48 were given a mammogram and a clinical examination, and 34 were merely clinically examined by a doctor. The results of the study showed that a clinical examination alone led to an accuracy rate of 54% in diagnosis, while the inclusion of mammography boosted that rate to 76%, and the addition of FBART boosted the accuracy further to a rate of 96%.

 

It is shown in research that small tumors usually tend to have greater heat increases compared to bigger ones. Long-term follow-up indicates that thermograms can give us an initial glimpse of the development of a deadly tumor (Clark RM). But in a lot of benign and cancerous breast conditions, abnormal findings can be seen on a thermogram.

 

Women who suffer from hormonal irregularities are potentially at risk of acquiring cancer. They also tend to show typical thermal signals. Fibrocystic changes are likely to manifest a uniform rise in vascularization, which can facilitate the differentiation between tumors and fibrocystic breast condition.

 

​Even today, the only way to diagnose breast cancer is through a biopsy with a pathology report. According to this author, a clinical exam plus Full Body Alpha-Regulation Thermography and FBART followed by MRI or ultrasound is the best and optimal diagnostic approach for breast screening at this time. Full Body Alpha-Regulation Thermography is able to identify changes in precancerous physiology up to eight to 10 years before mammography tests detect them, making the low-cost, non-invasive, and non-radiation procedure of FBART an ideal modality for prevention and early screening.

 

For women with enhanced, dense, large, or large breasts, who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, or who are undergoing hormone replacement therapy, thermography can be very useful for them.

The Difference between Infrared Thermal Imaging and FBART...

In the style of diagnosis, infrared thermal imaging and FBART adopt very different approaches, even if both are based on thermodynamics. In thermal imaging, the emission, transmission, and reflection of infrared energy by the body are quantified. This method makes it a bit difficult to come up with an accurate temperature. Thermal imaging may display a visual picture making it possible to compare temperatures over a large area. The method produces a static image of infrared radiation, and because of this may not be a viable tool to evaluate the regulatory capability of the body. FBART, on the other hand, can provide a precise measurement of temperature using a probe on the skin. Instead of an infra-red image, the output of FBART is a computerized graph. This method relies on a cold stimulus challenge with measurements taken on skin temperature prior to and after the cold stimulus. Since it entails the use of a cold stimulus challenge, FBART is able to measure the regulatory capability of targeted tissues, glands, and organs. Infrared thermal imaging and FBART are both non-invasive diagnostic tools. The two have the ability to detect abnormal temperature anomalies.

The FBART Procedure

FBART uses the measurement of the skin temperature twice at 119 different points on the skin. During the procedure, the patient initially doesn’t need to undress. He sits for 10 – 15 minutes in a room with a 20°C – 23° C while his/her body gets used to the temperature. The technician starts taking measurements with the gentle touch of a probe that measures temperature on certain points of the patient’s neck and face. The patient then is told to take out his/her clothes from the waist up in order to measure the temperature on the chest, arms, chest, lower and upper stomach, breast, and back. Afterward, the patient is told to remove the rest of his/her clothing except the underwear and stand for 10 minutes in the cool room air with arms at their side. The temperature regulation process of the body is challenged by exposure to the cold. While still undressed, the 119 same points are again measured to finish the test. The FBART 2000® is a new-generation computerized diagnostic machine that can assess input data and, based on the gathered data, give a graphic illustration of the thermal measurements as well as an interpretation of the results. Its computer program also evaluates and prints out several different interpretive indices. Full Body Alpha-Regulation Thermography is simple and safe to use. No invasive procedures such as radioactive dyes, venous access, or ionizing radiation are used in this technology. The patient experiences absolutely no discomfort or harm during the examination phase that involves the use of a temperature probe to the body.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What is Full Body Alpha-Regulation Thermography?

As a diagnostic tool that applies the science of thermodynamics, Full Body Alpha-Regulation Thermography utilizes the physiologic reaction of the body when it is subjected to a cold stimulus to diagnose the health and functionality of the body’s tissues, glands, and organs. It works by measuring the temperature of certain parts of the surface of the body a couple of times. It first gauges temperature as a baseline and then gauges it again after the body parts in question are subjected to cold for 10 minutes.

What is Thermography Testing?

Contact Regulation Thermography (CRT)

As a diagnostic tool that applies the science of thermodynamics, Contact Regulation Thermography (CRT) utilizes the physiologic reaction of the body when it is subjected to a cold stimulus to diagnose the health and functionality of the body’s tissues, glands, and organs. It works by measuring temperature of certain parts of the surface of the body a couple of times. It first gauges temperature as a baseline then gauges it again after the body parts in question are subjected to cold for 10 minutes

 

The President of IMAT (International Medical Academy of Thermography) Germany, Petra Blum commented, “CRT has helped us get a different view of the attributes of disease development. This technology has facilitated knowledge regarding early metabolic and cellular dysfunction that plays a role in the rise of disruption that most likely result in disease. CRT made it possible for us to see what the body is doing prior to becoming dysfunctional to the point that it generates an irreversible problem”.

A study done in Stuttgart, Germany headed by oncology physician and Professor Wagner involved the participation of 70 women all diagnosed with breast cancer. Out of 63 women, 61 underwent a CRT (computerized egulation thermography) scan, mammogram, and a clinical examination, 48 were given a mammogram and a clinical examination, and 34 were merely clinically examined by a doctor.

The results of the study showed that a clinical examination alone led to an accuracy rate of 54% in diagnosis, while the inclusion of mammography boosted that rate to 76% and the addition of CRT boosted the accuracy further to a rate of 96%.

It is shown in research that small tumors usually tend to have greater heat increases compared to the bigger ones. Long-term follow-up indicates that thermograms can give us an initial glimpse of the development of a deadly tumor (Clark RM). But in a lot of benign and cancerous breast conditions abnormal findings can be seen on a thermogram. Women who suffer from hormonal irregularities are potentially at risk for acquiring cancer. They also tend to show the typical thermal signals. Fibrocystic changes are likely to manifest a uniform rise in vascularization, which can facilitate the differentiation between tumors and fibro cystic breast condition.

Even today, the only way to diagnose breast cancer is through a biopsy with a pathology report. According to this author, a clinical exam plus contact regulation thermography (CRT) and CRT followed by MRI or ultrasound is the best and optimal diagnostic approach for breast screening at this time. Contact regulation thermography is able to identify changes in precancerous physiology up to eight to 10 years before mammography tests detected them making the low cost, non-invasive, and non-radiation procedure of CRT, an ideal modality for prevention and early screening.

For women with enhanced, dense, large or large breasts, who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, or who are undergoing hormone replacement therapy, thermography can be very useful for them.

The Difference between Infrared Thermal Imaging and CRT

In style of diagnosis, infrared thermal imaging and CRT adopt very different approaches, even if both are based on thermodynamics.

In thermal imaging, the emission, transmission, and reflection of infrared energy by the body are quantified. This method makes it a bit difficult to come up with an accurate temperature. Thermal imaging may display a visual picture making it possible to compare temperatures over a large area. The method produces a static image of infrared radiation, and because of this may not be a viable tool to evaluate the regulatory capability of the body. CRT, on the other hand, can provide a precise measurement of temperature using a probe on the skin. Instead of an infra-red image, the output of CRT is a computerized graph. This method relies on a cold stimulus challenge with measurements taken on skin temperature prior to and after the cold stimulus. Since it entails the use of a cold stimulus challenge, CRT is able to measure the regulatory capability of targeted tissues, glands, and organs.

Infrared thermal imaging and CRT both are non-invasive diagnostic tools. The two have the ability to detect abnormal temperature anomalies.

The CRT Procedure

CRT uses measurement of the skin temperature twice at 119 different points on the skin. During the procedure, the patient initially doesn’t need to undress. He sits for 10 – 15 minutes in a room with a 20°C – 23° C while his/her body gets used to the temperature. The technician starts taking measurements by the gentle touch of a probe that measures temperature on certain points of the patient’s neck and face. The patient then is told to take out his/her clothes from the waist up, in order to measure temperature on the chest, arms, chest, lower, and upper stomach, breast, and back.

Afterwards, the patient is told to remove the rest of his/her clothing except the underwear and stand for 10 minutes in the cool room air with arms at their side. The temperature regulation process of the body is challenged by exposure to the cold. While still undressed, the 119 same points are again measured to finish the test.

The CRT 2000® is a new generation computerized diagnostic machine that can assess input data and based on the gathered data give a graphic illustration of the thermal measurements as well as an interpretation of the results. Its computer program also evaluates and prints out several different interpretive indices.

Contact regulation thermography is simple and safe to use. No invasive procedures such as radioactive dyes, venous access, or ionizing radiation are used in this technology. The patient experiences absolutely no discomfort or harm during the examination phase that involves the use of a temperature probe to the body.

What to expect during the exam?

You will be in a comfortably cool private room. The measurements will be taken by contact of the thermometer with your body. There will be no injections, radiation or fluids to drink. Breast exam will take about 15-30 minutes. Your images, along with your questionnaire and interpretation will be sent or given to you when the report is complete. A copy can be sent to your doctor by written request.

PREPARATION for WHOLE BODY Thermography

Unlike preparing for a Breast Thermography, you may take whole body thermography test any time of the day, AND your menstrual cycle is not a factor. - Do not drink or eat anything hot that day. - Do not do any extreme exercises up to 3 days before as it can affect inflammation.

Breast Thermography -
Current Screening Methods

 

Breast Thermography has been FDA approved since 1982 as an adjunct to mammography. Mammograms are commonly used for breast cancer screening, however, there are alternatives available including digital mammograms and thermograms. Digital mammography uses solid state detectors which alter x-rays into electric signals. The digital mammography process still uses radiation, but only in small doses. The electrical power that flows to create images can be controlled. Pictures can be enlarged for doctors to see various areas of breast tissue without taking additional images. When it comes to breast cancer, breast thermography can reveal thermal signs consistent with thermal signs known to be correlated with cancer symptoms. Thermography helps detect cancer sometimes as early as ten years before it would be noticed with mammography. Many breast tumors grow up to 20 years before they are noticed by the usual diagnostic methods. Cancer can be detected with thermography at the initial phases of development, when it is fairly simple to diminish its growth. Unlike a standard mammogram, there is no pain or compressing of the breasts in a thermogram. No rays of any type enter the patient’s body. While the effectiveness and accuracy of mammography decreases when breast tissue is dense, density isn’t an issue in reading the results of thermography.

How to Prepare for Breast Thermography?

Appropriate patient booking and prep before the testing is required in order to ensure compliance with the ACT Examination Prerequisites.​Health issues that affect the body’s temperature – either high or low – may affect the person’s normal thermal qualities hence, patients experiencing common colds, the flu, etc. should reschedule the test for a later time. Patients must adhere to the protocol set by ACT Examination in advance of the exam. These guidelines have been put in place to increase the precision of the exam by removing the different factors that could affect a patient’s thermal qualities.​Alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee or sodas that contain caffeine shouldn’t be ingested for 12 hours before the exam. Cold or hot drinks need to be refrained from for no less than 1 full hour prior to when an ACT Examination will be carried out. If at all possible, pain killers, aspirin, vasodilators/constrictors and/or any other comparable medicines need to be refrained from for 24 hours just before the examination. No smoking for 2 hours before an ACT Examination.​Do not schedule an ACT Exam within 2 weeks following sunburn exposure. Creams or lotions may not be put on face, neck or upper chest are for at least 24 hours just before the exam. Vigorous exercise routines that may affect circulation ought to be put off for 24 hours just before the exam. The best test results with Breast Thermography is achieved after ovulation till the menstruation.​Before your exam: You must wait at least 3 months after major breast surgery, completion of chemotherapy or radiation before a thermal exam. You must wait at least 1 month after biopsy or minor surgery. Avoid tanning or sunburn 1 week before the exam. 24 hours before the exam: Avoid exercise or physical stimulation, massage or chiropractic adjustments. Refrain from sauna, steam-room or hot/cold packs. No significant fevers. On the day of the exam: Do not share your underarms or use any skin creams, lotions or deodorants on the areas to be imaged. For 2 hours before the exam: Refrain from tobacco use, coffee or tea consumption. Refrain from exercise, bathing or showering. Avoid eating or chewing gum.

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