Thermography Advantage: A Business Profile
Carolyn Olson was attending a cancer prevention seminar as a nurse when she first discovered thermography. She now has a decade of experience as a certified thermographer and is the owner of Thermography Advantage, based in Mobile.
“We chose thermography because it is radiation-free, non-invasive and highly effective,” says Olson, who utilizes the only thermography camera that is registered by the FDA as a medical device. This preventative and natural approach utilizes digital infrared thermal imaging to evaluate the whole body, but is most known for breast screening.
Olson notes, “The benefit of breast thermography is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through breast self-examination, doctor examination or mammography alone.” The procedure takes 15 minutes and requires no compression of the breast tissue. As a test of physiology, thermography can detect subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. The results can then be used to alert the patient’s doctor so that a program of further diagnosis and/or monitoring can be laid out.
Thermography Advantage serves clients in 10 locations from Louisiana to Florida and offers additional services such as electro-lymphatic therapy, biofeedback technology and infrared sauna sessions.