#Medscans will offer a discount to beneficiaries of Yes to Life who wish to use thermography for checking and monitoring.
If you have cancer or have recently been diagnosed with cancer, Yes to Life operates a small grants scheme and you can apply to us for help towards the cost of a thermogram. If you would like to apply please call our Helpline on 0870 163 2990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
#MedicalThermography is a system using a highly technical and non-contact infrared camera to capture and record temperature variations on the skin, the largest organ of the body. As such, the surface of the skin provides vital information that is directly influenced by complex metabolic and vascular activity, including micro-circulation, below the surface via the sympathetic nervous system. #Thermography does NOT see or diagnose cancer.
These patterns of activity vary in intensity and distribution over each body region, represented by images with variation in colours. Detection of variations in skin temperature allows for recognition of asymmetric, abnormal or suspicious thermal patterns over a specific area or region of interest. Changes of these patterns may be recognised by the interpreter as abnormal physiology or function.