Frequently Asked Questions
Body Scanning Ltd has clinics in Eastbourne and Maidstone. Here are the questions that you often ask us; however, if you have a particular concern, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How long does a thermogram take?
The thermogram takes between 30 minutes to one hour, depending on how much Medical Thermal imaging you require.
What happens at the appointment?
You will need to partially disrobe to “cool down” before having this test. Your thermographer will supply you with a gown to wear. The thermographer will ask you questions on your medical history to send to the doctor along with your thermogram images.
What happens after the images are taken?
The digital infrared thermal images are sent to medical doctors specially trained in thermography (Thermologists), who will interpret the images and create a report for you.
How long will it take for me to get the results?
The report will normally come back to you within 72 hours and you receive this by email; or if you prefer, by post. Your scan is kept securely on computer. You have the opportunity to discuss your results with the thermographer at a later appointment in the clinic, or can be discussed on a phone appointment.
What can I do to prepare for my appointment?
Please read the instructions ‘Preparing for a thermal scan’ This includes reasons as to why you would not be able to have thermography, which could mean your appointment being rebooked.
How does thermography work?
Basically, the camera picks up the hot areas of the body (or sometimes cold areas, as in the case of a radiculopathy). It is just like having your picture taken and the first of your images forms the baseline. There is absolutely no contact involved with the thermographer.
Can a woman under 45 have a breast scan performed?
Absolutely! This is a really good idea, as mammograms are not usually performed between the ages of 20-45 because the breast tissue is too dense for the mammogram to be efficiently assessed before the menopause.
Can thermography be used on children?
Yes! It’s very simple and the procedure is extremely child-friendly. Children can be just as irritable as adults who are suffering with unexplained pain that you cannot see. It is a perfectly safe screening procedure and it is always carried out with parents present.
Can it be used even though I know what I have got wrong with me?
Yes it can! If you are receiving treatment for your problem, you can monitor the progress of any treatment that you are having for this condition and during rehabilitation. You can have images taken as often as you want, as there is no radiation or side effects involved.
Can thermography be used for sports injuries?
Thermograms can be extremely helpful to physiotherapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, dentists, and doctors to pinpoint the problem for subsequent treatment and monitoring.
The procedure can detect health issues such as:
- Sports injuries
- Dental disease – even before feeling any pain
- Back, neck, shoulder pain
- Nerve entrapment, impingement, pressure, trauma,
- Ruptured disc
- Stroke Screening
- Detection of deep vein thrombosis
- Evaluating injuries and monitoring the healing process
- Unexplained pain
- Early detection and prevention of various diseases – such as breast disease, strokes, heart attacks.