Charlotte Thermography Center offers digital Infrared Thermal Imaging, a unique technology that takes a picture and creates a map of the infrared patterns of the body. It is different than other screening tools because it helps us to see function (physiology). MRI and x-ray detect anatomical changes so will miss such things as active inflammation or angiogenesis (increased blood supply as found in disease)
It was approved by the FDA for breast screening in 1982. It can detect early danger signs in the body. It has been shown to be effective in finding early signs of breast disease up to 8 years or more. Charlotte Thermography Center Medical Thermography offers a service that has been utilized for over 50 years. Thermography is certified as an FDA Type 1 imaging device and is observational only, which means it has no biological or physiological effect on the body. Its unique significance relates to the fact that thermography can identify physiological changes well in advance, making it a perfect tool for prevention.