Peaks of Health Metabolic Medical Center Announces Greenpoint Thermography Services
Apr 26, 2018 09:53PM
Greenpoint Thermography services are being made available at Peaks of Health, in Largo, on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Peaks Medical Director, Dr. Tracie Leonhardt feels that this addition will be an important and useful screening technique for her clients and the people of Largo at large.
Also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), thermography is a pain-free practice that uses images of the thermal patterns on the surface of the skin over time to assist in diagnosing and evaluating a large number of injuries and conditions. It is as simple and safe as having your picture taken and can be used on children and adults alike. All studies are performed and interpreted by board-certified radiologists with extensive expertise in general diagnostics, women’s imaging and thermography.
The most common use of thermography is in breast imaging. A typical breast exam using thermography takes 20 to 30 minutes and involves no breast compression or direct contact with equipment. “Although not a replacement for mammography, thermography has approximately 80 percent sensitivity in detecting breast pathology, and when used as an adjunct to mammography, has a cancer detection rate as high as 98 percent in women,” Dr. Leonhardt explains.
“Often times, thermal changes in the body can show the early signs of conditions such as vascular disease, immune dysfunction, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction and cancer, all of which we treat on a daily basis at our facility,” shares Dr. Leonhardt. “It will be helpful to both my patients and myself to be able to watch out for signs of these before they become an issue”. This technique could additionally help those with unexplained pain, headache, diabetic neuropathy, arthritis, and many other conditions.
Location: 1120 Belcher Rd. S., Ste. 2, Largo. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 727-576-0100 and mention Peaks of Health. See ad page 11 and page 43.