Your appointment starts with your medical history being taken, an overview of what to expect during imaging. The patient is provided a gown and partially disrobes with their modesty respected. After the images are scanned, we review them and answer any remaining questions. Standard region of interest exams take approximately 15 minutes and a full body approximately 30 minutes. The report and images are reviewed and interpreted by board certified MD Thermologists . Your reports and color copies of your thermal images are typically available within 24 to 48 hours. The imaging, reporting and interpreting processs exceeds all HIPPA compliance protocols.
Jeff Alger is a clinically certified thermographer, with a combination of over 20 years of experience in the medical and wellness fields. Jeff has 25 years experience in the medical field as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist and a Electro-lymphatic therapist. He provide our patients with exceptional care and respect.
Greeting our patients with a warm smile and an attentive awareness he is happy to meet their health care needs.
Potential patients are encouraged to contact him for a free consultation so he can discuss specific concerns.
Wellness First Chattanooga Thermography accepts
referrals from physicians, dentists, chiropractors,
and other healthcare professionals. Additionally,
self-referrals for those wishing to be proactive
with their own health and well-being are welcomed.
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) or Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that is able to detect minute differences in the surface of the skin. DITI utilizes a special kind of camera that is able to detect and convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin’s surface into electrical impulses. These electrical impulses are then visually translated into a spectrum of colors which represent tiny differences in body temperature. This visual image is called a thermogram. Areas in the body which have higher levels of physiological activity are visually depicted as yellow, orange, red and white. Areas in the body that have relatively lower physiological activity are depicted as blue and green.
Thermography’s major clinical value is in its high sensitivity to pathology in the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal system, and as such, can be an important diagnostic tool for the clinician. For example, because of its ability to detect slight differences intemperature such as those associated with inflammation (which might not be detected by traditional imaging such as X-ray or MRI), thermography can translate and record the subjective feeling of pain into a graphic display. Additionally, DITI is an important tool not only in detecting a wide-range of diseases and physical injuries, but also in monitoring treatment progress.
What is Thermography?
Clinical uses for DITI include: