Infrared Mammography

WHY Infrared Mammography / Thermography?

We at the Wisdom Wellness Center (WWC) believe that traditional x-ray mammograms, including the newer digital mammograms, should be avoided at all cost!! There is more and more reason to believe that traditional mammography actually CAUSES cancer.  Please refer to this link. 

We invested in a state-of-the-art Infrared Mammography (also known as Thermography) breast cancer detection system. We then partnered with Therma-Scan Reference Laboratory, Inc., to bring you the most experienced and  accomplished provider of medical thermology in the world. Visit their website at 

How Does It Work?

Thermography works with heat signatures. Look at the photos at the right. The top photo is a normal thermogram.  You can see that the colors in the breast tissue are cool green or blue and similar on each side. The photo below is an invasive cancer. The blood vessels that feed cancer cannot constrict, so they show up bright red. A thermogram done right, can pick up potential cancers 5 to 8 years BEFORE they become the situation you see on the bottom photo.

Look at this comparison

These are the screening options that are currently available.  As you can see, we can pick up potential cancers while they are still very tiny, about the size of a grain of rice.  For the Screening MRI and X-ray Mammogram, they pick up calcium deposits in the tissues that happen after the cancer has begun to grow.  At this point, it is difficult, if not impossible, to support the body to the point of healing itself.  And that doesn't even address the number of times cancers are missed altogether.  A change in heat signature can not be missed.

What's the process?

Here at the Wisdom Wellness Center, we have a special room dedicated to performing thermograms. Here you can see the FLIR infrared camera and the little purple mat on the floor. As the patient, you stand on the purple mat, and the camera is about five feet away from you. NO compression, NO touching, NO RADIATION! Our thermographer, Debbie, stands behind the computer and you turn from side to side as she takes the pictures.

Do you see the big bowl on the stand in the back? The bowl contains very cold water. After a 10 minute cooling off period, Debbie takes three pictures of your normal state, then you put your hands in the bowl for 1 minute. The cold water causes a total body constriction of the blood vessels. Remember we said that vessels feeding cancer cannot constrict? After 1 minute, you dry your hands quickly and she takes three more pictures to pick up any vessels that can't constrict.

Then What?

Once we get the report back from ThermaScan, you will receive a detailed letter from us with lots of details and any recommendations.  There is SO much you can do from the point of diet and supplements to improve your breast health!  Traditional practitioners and mammogram clinics simply cannot give you the guidance we can.  If you did great, we tell you and encourage you to come back annually.  If the scan is not what we hoped, we will give you very specific recommendations on how to improve your status.

Why Use Wisdom Wellness Center

 Here are a couple of things you need to know:  

  1. Our service is priced at only $165, which is below industry  standards, and you do NOT need a physician visit or “prescription” to  get your scan. This is a way for other centers to pad the bill. We will  not do that to you. We want everyone to have access!
  2. Insurance companies are beginning to reimburse for this service! Payment is expected at the time of service, but we will provide you will  a detailed receipt with all the billing codes required by your  insurance company so you can submit for reimbursement.
  3. It takes approximately one week to get the results. STAT services  are available for an additional fee. Your report will provide a detailed  analysis, along with recommendations for improving breast health.
  4. Debbie is our thermography technician. To schedule an appointment either email her at or you may call the office on Monday during the day, or Wednesday or Thursday mornings at 616-868-7551.
  5. We provide you with a cozy, warm, intimate setting but in a room  that was designed specifically to provide the best images possible.
  6. We believe every woman should have thermology breast cancer screens.  A base line scan should be done by age 25, with a follow up scan done  every 5 years until age 40, then annually after that.