Breast Thermography is an FDA approved technique for screening and finding breast cancers and other abnormalities. Using a heat-detecting, specially calibrated camera, pictures are taken of the patient's breast, and read/interpreted by a radiologist, just as a mammogram. There is no radiation involved. The above image is that of a normal thermogram.
Thermograms are safe and easy to perform. This is ideal for those with Fibrocystic Disease, lumpy breasts, tender breast, or those with breast implants. Simply performed in a temperature controlled room with one of our nurses, photos are taken from different angles and sent to radiology. Better yet, thermograms are squeezing- and crushing-free, so there is no discomfort involved. Insurance companies do not yet fully cover the procedure, but will reimburse partially.
Dr. Korcz usually recommended screening for breast diseases annually, with alternating Mammography and Thermography. This helps reduce your exposure to harmful radiation which Mammograms utilize.
Using the same technology, we can also use the Thermogram camera to examine joint inflammation, nerve inflammation, and other problems. An additional copay will be collected for this exam.
Ask About a Breast Thermogram for you or your loved one today!
Example: Breast Cancer (Red area seen on Patient's Left Breast)
Example: Fibrocystic Disease (Red lacy areas both side, more on Left)
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Hoover Alt MD is a Family Medicine Practice that combines Alternative, complimentary, Holistic and natural approaches to Health care. Hoover Alt MD offers such services as acupuncture, hypnosis, aromatherapy, biofeedback, natural medicine, wellness medicine, anti-aging medicine, mind-body-spirit, weight loss, counseling, Smoking cessation, bioidentical hormone balancing, and Faith-based care. Dr. Elizabeth Campbell Korcz combines this with traditional Family Practice including Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Adolescent care, Gynecology, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, psychology, dermatology, and minor surgery. We also offer cosmetic and spa services such as Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and acne treatment.
Hoover Alt MD is also a provider of conceirge medicine, offering executive services for an annual retainer fee, such as house calls, phone consults, and priority office visits.
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The practice is conveniently located on South Shades Crest Road, at Hwy 150 John Hawkins Parkway. It is near the CVS and Peking Wok and near TherapySouth. We are within short distance to the neighborhoods of Lake Cyrus, Ross Bridge, Trace Crossings, Russet Woods, Southpointe, Rushing Parc, and Lake Crest.