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FAQ

Is it covered by OHIP?
The procedure is not covered by OHIP, however, it is a tax deductible medical expense.
The price is $250 CAD and covers the following services;

  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Thermography Breast Imaging
  • Certified Doctor's Reports
  • Complimentary Follow Up Consultation, When Required

Is Breast Thermography Safe?

Breast Thermography is as safe as getting your picture taken. There is no radiation exposure or anything invasive about the test.

How is Breast Thermography different from a Mammogram?

There is no radiation or compression. Thermography looks for temperature changes, which occur as a growing cancer alters the blood supply of the breast. The temperature difference measured between healthy and unhealthy tissues.

Can I use Breast Thermography as an alternative to Mammography?

Thermography is a method for testing for the risk of breast abnormalities and it is an adjacent technology to mammography.
It is not a replacement for it. It should precede it, since Thermography is the best method for preventative, proactive pre-screening. When Thermography indicates high risks for cancer, follow up testing with other detection methods are recommended.

I have no family history and am not at high risk for breast cancer.
Why should I have a Thermogram?

Although family history is considered a risk factor, most women who develop breast cancer have no family history. A positive Thermogram is considered the highest risk marker for the future development of cancer. It is 8 times more significant than a family history. Thermography can show if a woman may actually be at high risk despite the lack of a family history of cancer.

I have a suspicious mammogram or felt a lump on my breast. Should I still have a Thermogram?

Absolutely yes. The information provided from the thermogram can clarify the other findings ultimately helping your doctor make better decisions as the best way to manage the situation.

I have cancer and am scheduled for surgery. What benefit is there to thermography this late in the game?

Thermography performed before and after a surgery can help evaluate the success of the procedure. Additionally, once a woman develops breast cancer she is at higher risk to develop it again. It is imperative to protect the healthy breast.

Is special training required to perform Breast Thermography?

Yes. The IACT requires a certification as a clinical Thermographer to do breast imaging. Thermographic breast analysis is an extremely complex topic and should only be performed by a qualified doctor. Technician are certified through the IACT as well and it includes breast-imaging protocols.

What is the refund or cancellation policy.

In order to be respectful of Thermography Clinic, Mississauga West Inc. needs please, be courteous and call us back promptly if you are unable to attend an appointment. At that time you will be rebooked for the earliest time available. If it is necessary to cancel your scheduled appointment, we require that you call by 10 a.m. one (1) working day in advance. Appointments are in high demand, and your early cancellation will give another person the possibility.

Thermography clinic services are multi-layered, requiring doctors, technicians and assistances alike to participate in the imaging process. Although, we do understand that the final doctor's reports or findings may not always be agreed with or welcomed by some patients, however, we do not refund fees on these bases, and in retrospect.