Technology Continues to Improve Thermography Techniques

The computer-regulated thermography system previously available as CRT-2000 has now been upgraded with new infrared technology and is called the AlfaSight 9000 system, the most accurate and detailed system in medical thermography.

The AlfaSight 9000 system uses infrared technology to measure skin temperature changes across the whole body, including the head, neck, torso and back. A multi-page, technical report is produced immediately to help practitioners find areas of dysfunction produced by possibly hidden diseases. This immediate feedback can give the patient crucial information before outward symptoms appear, indicating that things aren’t right and that disease could be forming. Patients can start right away working to reverse the temperature trend through natural methods.

Another form of thermography is digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI), or camera thermography. This type of ther- mography uses an infrared camera to measure skin temperature and is placed further away from the patient. The AlfaSight 9000 system uses a specialized germanium filter and a handheld sensor is placed at precisely the same angle and distance from the skin for the most accurate readings. With the AlfaSight-9000 system, the temperature data is evaluated with a highly sophisticated software program to determine signature patterns of diseases.

Compared to the older CRT-2000, the new infrared device decreases the amount of time from one hour to 30 minutes needed for a full body thermographic scan and allows for more accurate temperature measurements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration completed the review of the new AlfaSight 9000 system earlier this year and has cleared it to help with diagnosis of abnormalities of the female breast such as fibrocystic disease, mastopathy and inflammation and increased lymphatic load; peripheral vascular disease such as arteriosclerosis; musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis and fibromyalgia; extracranial cerebral and facial vascular diseases that increase the risk of stroke and aneurysm; abnormalities of the thyroid gland; and neoplastic and inflammatory conditions such as cancer.
The AlfaSight 9000 System is designed for practitioners for use in hospitals and private clinics. Consumers interested in disease prevention may be interested in learning more about this technology and asking their holistic practitioner or integrative medical practitioner about utilizing it in their health maintenance regime.

The Thermography Center of Dallas provides training and sup- port for practitioners interested in using thermography with the new AlfaSight 9000 system for their patients. For more information, call 214-352-8758 or visit ThermographyCenter.com. See ad, page 3.

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