The 5 Key Components
for the best quality imaging and reports
When it comes to taking quality thermography images, it should come as no surprise that the quality of the camera is one of the keys. At Dr. Christine Horner’s Medical Thermography Group of Southern California, we use an infrared camera made by Flir, which is well known in the industry for making the highest quality cameras.
The resolution of the camera is also very important. Years ago, the resolution of the cameras was not that great. The resolution, or imager format, is basically the number of pixels on the detector array. To determine a camera’s imager format, typically a standard two-dimensional matrix is used. High resolution thermal cameras often have a 640×480 detector, which delivers 307,200 pixels; compare that to 76,800 in a thermal imager with a 320×240 detector, or a 160×120 (19,600 pixels).
Believe it or not, there are still companies out there supplying cameras of low resolution that were used 20 years ago. (See below for a comparison of the images.) We use the highest resolution camera with a 640×480 detector and 307,200 which is so detailed we can even see individual eyelashes.
High Resolution Science Grade LWIT Camera
FLIR A655sc, FOV 15°
EXCELLENT IMAGE QUALITY
The FLIR A655sc features a 640 x 480 pixel
The quality of the infrared camera is critically important, but of equal importance is the software system that allows you to see the images. Without the software, a camera is basically useless.
When I was researching the different software systems available, Total Vision software created by Med-Hot was so far superior, it was in a league of its own. I was so impressed with this company and its software that in 2017, I decided to work for Physician Insights, which provides physician-interpretation services for the thermal images taken by those who use the Med-Hot system.
3. Interpretation Services
Physicians Insight provides the interpretation services. Typically, the images are taken by a technician and then uploaded and sent to Physicians Insight, which assigns them to one of a number, physician interpreters.
You are very lucky at Dr. Christine Horner’s Medical Thermography Group of Southern California, because I have been a highly trained and respected interpreter for Physicians Insight for over 5 years. I will read and interpret all of your images and prepare a comprehensive report for you to review with your healthcare provider.
Because I am able to interpret your images, you will experience several advantages.
First, I will make sure you will receive your report within days of your thermal imaging.
Secondly, you will have consistency of the interpretations with your follow-up studies, and next if you would like, you will also have the ability to schedule a consultation with me to go over the in-depth results of your images and get my expert advice on how to best improve your health.
If you would like for me to speak with your healthcare provider about the results of your study, I am more than happy to do that.
No one in the industry has created a more comprehensive, user-friendly thermography report than Carol Chandler with Med-Hot. This is another reason why I chose the Med-Hot system and work for the Physicians Insight interpretation services.
I’m proud to be associated with these extremely high-quality companies, which in my opinion provide the best reports which you can use to help guide you on the right path on your journey to achieve optimal health.
Remember if you have any questions about your report, I will be more than happy to answer them.
5. Consultation Services
After your initial scan, many people find it helpful to schedule a 30-minute consultation with me to go over their results in more detail.
If you would like, I can also provide helpful suggestions for treatments, diet and lifestyle improvements, and various nutritional supplements that your thermal imaging suggests you would benefit from the most.
If you have a holistic or integrative practitioner, I am more than happy to speak with them so that they can determine their health-plan for you and monitor your improvements.
Some people enjoy a 15-minute consultation to go over follow-up scans that focuses on the comparison of the findings in the previous study, to those in the current study.
My passion is helping people to achieve extraordinary health and preventing the potentially unpleasant experience of a significant health problem. It is my intent to provide the best service I can using thermography to help monitor your health, alert us to any potential problems, and through preventative measures help to easily restore you to balance and good health. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to improve your thermal imaging experience with us.
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