Medical Infrared Thermography
What INM can offer you
MEDICAL INFRARED THERMOGRAPHIST IN GREATER DANBURY
Medical Infrared Thermography is a form of medical imaging technique that uses an infrared camera capture and interpret thermal energy emitted from the body as blood flows. This type of imaging can be very useful in diagnosing medical conditions relating to and directly involving blood flow, including the possible early recognition of breast cancer up to 8 years before a typical mammogram can. We offer our thermographic services to patients throughout Greater Danbury including Brookfield, Ridgefield and New Milford.*
Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DAOM, L.Ac.
Our Medical Director and Founder
Ken Hoffman is a Doctor of Acupuncture and a specialist in Natural Medical Care. In 1991, he began private training under the tutelage of a Taoist medical and qi gong master where he began learning the art of Chinese healing. This culminated in a sabbatical to Taiwan where he lived and studied Chinese healing arts in Chi Nan Temple.
He then completed a 4 year Chinese medical school program with an internship at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY. His post-graduate specialties included study with some the best doctors in functional medicine where he focused on the integration of western bio-medicine including blood chemistry analysis, endocrinology and the use of Medical Infrared Thermography.
He, and his staff, are thoroughly experienced in utilizing Medical Infrared Thermography in conjunction with other medical practices to diagnose a number of medical conditions for patients in the state of Connecticut for a number of years.
What Is Medical Infrared Thermography and how does it help?
Thermography is an FDA approved form of medical imaging that uses infrared cameras to detect patterns of thermal energy being emitted by the blood in your body. By reading this information, physicians can potentially determine the origin of a number of potential medical conditions. The most common and important function of this medical infrared thermal imaging (MTI) is to help determine the presence, or development, of breast cancer, up to 8 years before a traditional mammogram can.
The conditions Medical Infrared Thermography can help potentially diagnose include:
- Breast Cancer (up to 8 years earlier than a traditional mammogram)
- Dental Pathologies
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Digestive Dysfunction
- Liver/Gallbladder Disease
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- General Pain
- Immune Dysfunction
Using infrared technology we are able to see stresses on the body not visible to the human eye. The scan is non-invasive and requires no contact, so you may feel comfortable in all cases.*
The History of Medical Infrared Thermography
Infrared technology has been around for over 50 years (with the first infrared image taken in 1952), and was cleared by the FDA for medical uses over 20 years ago. Medical Infrared Thermography had a period of popularity in the 1970’s, and has recently had a resurgence in popularity as infrared technologies become more advanced and accessible. It is becoming a more popular and sought out form of medical imaging over the years, especially for its application in discovering breast cancer.*
What to Know Before You Go
Medical Infrared Thermography can provide invaluable information when trying to determine a diagnosis. However, it should be noted that, as with most medical tests, scans and procedures, thermography should not be the sole source of information acquired while determining a diagnosis. That means that while thermography is a very useful tool in diagnosis, it should be used in conjunction with other determining methods.*
Why Choose the Sophia Natural Health Center for Medical Infrared Thermography
The medical staff of Sophia Natural Health have years of experience in diagnosing and interpreting medical conditions with the use of Medical Infrared Thermography. It is a valued resource in determining and diagnosing the development and existence of breast cancer. We specialize in women’s health as, well as hormone balancing allowed by thermography.
Our goal is to provide quality healthcare and improve the overall wellness of our Danbury and Brookfield Patients. We focus on Integrative Natural Medicine, and that’s what makes us special. Dr. Kenneth Hoffman combines modern medical practices, and ancient natural techniques to bring you the best in natural medical care.*
YOUR LOCAL MEDICAL INFRARED THERMOGRAPHIST SERVING GREATER DANBURY
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results.