Digital thermal images can be used to demonstrate the damaging effects of wearing a smartphone using infrared cameras that record radiant heat waves that come to the surface of the skin. When there are problems under the surface, the body produces heat showing the presence of disease, inflammation or increased blood flow to fight infection. Smartphone radiation has a powerful impact on the body, and wearing the device or carrying it in a pocket is strongly discouraged.

As a unique test of physiology in women, risk assessment thermal imaging can provide indications of disease many years before a mass would appear on a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI. This allows for early detection and the opportunity to make lifestyle changes to turn the disease process around. Thermography does not replace any other form of testing, and is recommended to begin at age 20 or sooner. The process is painless, radiation-free and non-invasive.

Because thermography is unregulated, it is important to find an imaging center that is certified by either the International Academy of Clinical Thermology, International Thermographic Society, American Academy of Medical Infrared Imaging or American Academy of Thermology. 

Karla Porter is a radiological technologist certified in radiology and computed tomography. She owns and operates Insight Thermal Imaging, 316 W. Boone Ave., Ste. 777, in Spokane and co-founded the Beyond Pink Charity. For appointments, call 509-315-4154. For more information, visit InsightThermography.com.