All thermography reports are meant to identify thermal emissions that suggest potential risk markers only and do not in any way suggest a diagnosis or treatment. As with other medical imaging systems, a diagnosis cannot be made from an infrared image. The thermal markers must be correlated by the patient’s treating physician with additional testing and procedures before a final diagnosis can be made. Thermography offers information that no other procedure can provide. However, thermography is utilized as an adjunctive imaging procedure and, as such, is not a replacement for or alternative to any other form of imaging. Since thermography only detects heat at the surface of the body, the technology cannot see into the cranial vault, thoracic cavity, abdomen, pelvic basin, or deep into the body to visualize organs or bones. As such, thermography cannot be used to screen for skin cancer, internal disorders, or the spread of cancer (metastasis).

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