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OUR CHOICE THERMAL IMAGING

OUR CHOICE THERMAL   IMAGING

 

  Kim Brooker is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Thermal  Imaging Technician, and she has brought Digital Infrared Thermal  Imaging to Thunder Bay.   Kim has been providing this service for the  past 2 years to women in the city on a mobile basis.  After moving to  Thunder Bay from Florida last year, she permanently opened her clinic  here in August 2013.  This potentially life-saving assessment modality  is now available to the women of northern Ontario year round at Your  Choice Thermal Imaging.

 Thermography is readily available in many locations in southern  Ontario,  but Kim and her imaging business – Your Choice Thermal  Imaging – is the ONLY clinic currently providing this service north of  Sudbury. Kim became interested in thermography after finding out that two  friends and a family member had developed breast cancer after going  faithfully for their yearly mammograms.  Her research found that  mammograms were a tool used for discovering a lump or mass that is  already present – and in most cases has been present for many years –  before becoming large enough to be seen in the x-ray. Thermography, or Thermal Imaging as it is also known, uses digital  infrared thermal imaging to detect and record the infrared heat  radiating from the surface of the body

.  The procedure is based on the  principle that chemical and blood vessel activity in both pre-cancerous  tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is almost  always higher than in the normal breast.   Abnormal thermological  patterns of the breast clearly demonstrate abnormal areas of heat. Kim believes that Breast Thermography is one of the best early warning  systems available today.

  Early lifestyle and dietary changes can  result in better imaging results and overall health. Breast Thermography uses no painful breast compression, no radiation,  and is non-invasive.  It is an ideal tool for screening, not only for  women over 40, but younger women as well. Because there is no radiation  or compression, it is ideal for women with implants, pregnant and  nursing women, and women who have had previous breast surgery. This  technology is particularly exciting for young women and women with  dense breasts since mammography isn't usually useful in these cases. The "wait and see" or "come back in a year" approach is no longer  acceptable. 

 It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with  breast cancer; therefore, it is imperative that every means possible is  used to detect breast health issues as early as possible. Thermography does not replace standard detection methods, but when used  as a multi-modal approach (clinical examination, thermography,  mammography), peer reviewed studies have shown that 95% of early stage  breast cancers can be detected.   For more information, please visit:  www.YourChoiceThermalImaging.com  or contact Kim Brooker at (807) 632-2575 for an appointment.



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