However, as complete diagnostic criteria were undeveloped at the time the NIH dropped thermography from its program
and shifted all attention to mammography.
Computerized Regulation Thermography
or CRT is based on the physiology of heat production in humans from the
combination of cellular metabolism and the nervous system. When there are
disease processes in the human body, the body's organs respond differently to
stress. With the use of a very accurate thermal sensor, it is possible to
measure and detect changes in the skin's physiological response to stress. These
changes may indicate the presence of a disease even at its earliest stage before
a patient shows symptoms.
The thermography device converts heat energy on the skin into electronic data
signals displayed on a computer monitor. 112 different points on the body are
scanned and placed into a single displayed image yielding a scan of 15 major
organs and their functions.
The thermography device does not send out rays to penetrate body tissue to
produce an image. It simply registers skin-surface temperature from the
capillary heat conduction through the skin. While x-rays give a structural view,
thermography gives us a functional perspective based on physiology and stress
By studying the skin temperature patterns from the patient's body, the
diagnostician gains a direct index of the metabolic activity in the various
parts of the body. Disturbances in the energy-conversion processes and reduced
responses to the stress stimulus show up in the CRT thermographic scan as
inflamed, degenerative or blocked. The information from the thermographic
profile and patient evaluation assists your naturopathic practitioner in
determining your level of health and helps provide them with indications of
disease processes at a very early stage.
Subsequent thermographic scans can monitor and demonstrate the progress of
treatments as the blocked areas become unblocked or the degenerative areas
become normal. You will sit in a fairly cool, but not uncomfortable room for 15
minutes. The technician will then take the first measurements using the gentle
touch of a temperature probe on particular points on the skin of the face and