What Is Regulation Thermometry?
Alfa Thermodiagnostics regulation thermometry is a non-invasive, in-office test that helps us identify organ dysfunction very early in the disease process. While conventional lab tests and imaging studies often only reveal a health problem once it is well established, regulation thermometry can often identify functional imbalances in organs and tissues long before they progress to an identifiable disease. This is a valuable tool in helping us restore and maintain a high level of health for our patients. It is also very useful in identifying the underlying causes of complex health conditions that “fall through the cracks” of conventional medical treatment.
How It Works
The Alfa Thermodiagnostics technology is different from the more widely known breast or whole-body thermography, which takes a heat-sensitive “photo” of the body. Regulation thermometry assesses the ability of organs and tissues to respond to a mild stress in real time. A compromised response reflects impaired function in specific organs and tissues, as well as the presence of infections, toxicity and other factors that impact health.
The test utilizes a mild cold stimulus to initiate a regulation response in over 100 specific points on the body. The patient’s individual data is then compared with an extensive database of known values that reflect organ and tissue health or dysfunction.
The Alfa Thermodiagnostics system has been developed in Germany over the last 30 years and employs data from more than 100,000 patient assessments. Patterns that correspond to specific disease states have been repeatedly confirmed through correlation with nuclear-CT (SPECT), MRI studies and other conventional diagnostic methods.
The Science Behind Regulation Thermometry
We use the AlfaSight 9000TM in our office, which has been FDA approved for adjunct diagnosis of:
- Abnormalities of the female breast
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Extra-cranial cerebral and facial vascular disease
- Abnormalities of the thyroid gland
- Various neoplastic (cancerous) and inflammatory conditions
Note: regulation thermometry is not intended to serve as a sole diagnostic screening procedure. Thermometry is not a replacement for mammography or any other imaging method, rather it is to be used in conjunction with conventional testing to provide a physiological perspective.
What Happens During The Alfascan?
We perform the Alfa Thermodiagnostic scan in our office. It takes about 45 minutes to complete.
When you schedule your appointment you will be given a set of instructions on how to prepare for your scan. When you first arrive for your scan you will be asked to sit quietly and relax for about 15 minutes. Your first scan will then be done with an infrared sensor that is lightly placed on the skin at over 100 specific points on your head and torso. After a 10 minute cooling period, the same 100 points will be tested again. Your doctor will review your results with you in detail at a separate follow-up appointment.