Thermography Imaging

What is Thermography?Image from thermography minneapolis session

Thermography is a non-invasive clinical imaging procedure that illustrates heat patterns in the body. The infrared thermal images are evaluated for abnormalities which may be signs of disease. Inflammation is a precursor to many diseases such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

The infrared scan measures the internal temperature of different parts of your body. Instead of using harmful radiation, this process uses an imaging camera to measure temperature differences in your body. By using this method you are minimizing the amount of radiation that most woman receive.

Early detection of inflammation may help you prevent many negative health conditions from developing. Annual thermograms allow you to map changes in the body’s heat patterns over time which can alert you to any changes that might indicate disease.

Early Detection Is Key to Prevention!

Thermography can be used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Back Injuries
  • Breast Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Headache
  • Disc Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Inflammatory Pain
  • Nerve Damage
  • Skin Cancer
  • Unexplained Pain
  • Sprain or Strain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stroke Screening
  • Dental & TMJ
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Artery Inflammation
  • Thyroid Disease

Benefits of Thermographic Breast Screening

All women can benefit from this infrared screening procedure. It is especially useful for women between the ages of 30 to 50 whose denser tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. It is also beneficial for women of all ages who are unable to undergo routine mammography, such as women with breast implants, radical mastectomies, and other health issues. Full body thermal imaging can also provide a ‘clinical marker’ to a medical doctor showing specific areas which need further evaluation.

Besides being non-invasive and painless, offers early detection of any physiological changes that are a part of breast pathology. Thermography will often show changes 5 to 10 years before a mammogram will spot anything. This often gives the client an opportunity and time to make changes in lifestyle and nutrition to improve breast and general health. Consider the fact that only 25% of all breast cancers are genetically related. That leaves 75% of breast cancer related to our environment. If we can see through this procedure how our environment is affecting us. We can then make alternative choices an choose to change the cause(s).

Breast thermography scans completed yearly offers us insight on changes we may need to balance overall health. This includes hormonal, thyroid, and heart health.

It is also a safe non-invasive means to monitor breast lumps, breast inflammation, breast pain, fibrocystic / dense breasts, and cystic breasts.

Paying attention to our breast health often leads to improved health overall. If you are looking for a thermography clinic in Minneapolis contact us today!


Welcome to Synapse: Center for Health and Healing. Before you arrive for your thermogram, certain protocols must be followed in order to ensure that your images reflect accurate information. Please read the following instructions and strictly adhere to them.

  • No prolonged sun exposure (especially sunburn) to the body areas being imaged 5 days prior to the exam.
  • No use of deodorants, lotions, creams, powders, or makeup (no facial makeup for full body or upper body scans) the day of the exam.
  • No shaving of the areas to be imaged the day of the exam.
  • No treatment (chiropractic, acupuncture, TENS, physical therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot or cold pack use) or physical stimulation of the areas to be imaged for 24 hours before the exam.
  • No exercise 4 hours prior to the exam.
  • If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before the exam.
  • If you are using pain medications, please avoid taking them for 4 hours prior to the examination. You must consult with the prescribing physician for his or her consent prior to any change in medication use such as this.
  • You must wait at least 4 weeks after having a fine needle or core biopsy of the breast before a thermogram can be performed.
  • You must wait at least 8 weeks after having a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy of the breast before a thermogram can be performed.
  • If you have had any surgical procedure within the last 12 weeks, please notify our office before coming in for your appointment.
  • If you are scheduled for a breast thermogram, the same protocols above applies along with no physical stimulation of the breasts for 24 hours before the exam, and if you are nursing please try to nurse as far from 1 hour prior to the exam as possible.

Please note: During the examination you will be disrobed (from the waist up for breast exams, and buttocks exposed for lower body exams) during part of the examination for both imaging and to allow for the surface temperature of the body to equilibrate with the room. A female technician is provided for all our female patients. If you have any further questions, please contact our office.

Thank you for choosing Synapse: Center for Health and Healing


Synapse: Center for Health & Healing
4490 Erin Dr
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: (651) 209-9906
Fax: (651) 209-9909
Hours of Operation
Mon. – Thur. 9am-1pm and 3pm-5pm
Friday 9am-1pm

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