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What is Thermography? What’s a Thermogram?

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center.  Today, I will be answering the questions, What is Thermography?  And, what’s a thermogram?

Well, at the Thermogram Center, our imaging is just like having your picture taken with a cell phone and, just as fast and just as safe.  But, unlike your camera, which is capturing light in the invisible ultraviolet spectrum, our camera is capturing light in invisible infrared spectrum and, ends up creating a picture of the heat distribution across the body.  The picture is referred to as a thermogram.

Here are thermograms on our home page at as an example.  Now, studying the resulting thermo patterns and those associated with inflammation, dysfunction and health conditions, can help to support safe, early detection, intervention efforts and prevention, too.  This is the focus of thermography at the Thermogram Center.

To learn more, please check us out.  Thank you.

Is Thermography Safe?

This is Tirza at Better Breast Health for life and The Thermogram Center answering the question: is out thermography safe?

The answer is a resounding yes.

With no radiation, compression or bodily contact, our thermography is 100% safe and pain-free.

It’s as simple as having your picture taken as you stand in front of a camera.

But there is no need to be apprehensive or bashful because the photographer has her back to you: our camera sends your live thermal image to a computer monitor.

Additionally, our camera is safer than your cell phone because it has no EMF emissions to impact your body.

So whether you want to image your breasts, organs, teeth or other body parts, you can rest assured that our thermography is 100% safe.

Is Thermography Effective?

This is Tirza at Better Breast Health for life and The Thermogram Center answering the question: is our thermography effective?

The answer is a resounding yes when it comes to supporting early detection and prevention for men and women.

Do you know that mammograms look for masses and that approximately 97% of breast masses are benign? Or that all women get breast masses from time to time as junk from the body gets stuck in lymph nodes and breast tissue?

This means mammograms have a very high false positive rate and lead to over diagnoses and treatment, including chemo, surgery, and radiation for a ductal carcinoma in situ, which is pre-cancer. Yet all adults have pre-cancerous cells, and about 90% go away on their own.

In comparison, thermograms look for the blood supply that active cancers create in an attempt to distinguish inflammation-filled lymph nodes, masses and cysts from actual breast cancers.

In addition, the average breast cancer has been growing 7 to 10 years before it is large enough to be seen by mammograms, typically with at least 286 million cancer cells present.

But active cancers may begin creating a blood supply with as few as 256 cells, so thermographic signs may appear in the first years of growth, supporting earlier detection.

In fact, the more aggressive the cancer, the earlier thermographic findings may be visible. So, while inflammatory breast cancer is invisible to mammography, it can be very visible by thermography.

Also, while dense breasts can reduce the effectiveness of mammograms to as low as 30%, do you know that density does not impact our thermography?

Or that when thermograms are used in conjunction with ultrasounds that accuracy is between 95 to 99% for breast cancer detection?

You might be surprised to learn that we also use our advanced thermography to show men and women their sources of inflammation, and for women what is draining into their breasts, and provide proactive action steps to reduce inflammation.

Since chronic inflammation is the precursor to illness and disease, this approach supports prevention. Something that mammography cannot do.

Whether you seek early detection or prevention, you will find our advanced thermography helpful and effective.

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Who Benefits from Thermography?

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center, answering the question, who benefits from thermal imaging.  Please consider visiting, hovering over advanced thermography and clicking on imaging guidelines.

I’ve personally imaged about 45,000 imaging sessions with people from 45 states and 10 different countries, age 2-1/2 years old to well in their 90’s ─ men and women.  But, this page is going to help provide more clarity on how this is helpful for men ─ every man and every woman, especially those looking for sources of inflammation in their body that they might not be able to feel, that could be sabotaging their health and longevity.  Especially for women ─ younger women, even older women who have denser, fibrocystic breasts.  Mammograms and ultrasounds are not effective for these types of densitiy.  It results in higher false positives and false negatives but, it is inconsequential when it comes to thermal imaging.

Women going through hormone replacement therapy.  The highest risk factor fidelity of breast cancer is prolonged exposure to excess estrogen and, our advanced thermography provides a hormonal grade on a scale of zero to four for each woman to indirectly assess the level of estrogen stimulation in the breast.

Also, women with breast implants ─ we help them to understand the concepts of breast implant illness, what symptoms to be on the outlook for and, how to become good managers of their implants through life.  Also, any women who are nursing or pregnant, they should not have radiation exposure so, this provides a safe alternative for them.

Please learn more by checking out our website.  Thank you.

Why Choose Thermography?

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Unlike basic thermography or mammograms, thermography takes a proactive and preventative approach by identifying risks before cancer manifests, allowing individuals to objectively monitor their risk over time and make informed changes to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.

Additionally, thermography looks for signs of developing blood supply and risk factors contributing to inflammation, providing early detection opportunities. It can identify vascular formations associated with cancer development, even at smaller sizes not visible on mammograms.

Furthermore, thermography at the Thermography Center offers unique features such as Hormonal Grades, which assess estrogen stimulation in the breasts. Overall, thermography empowers individuals to take control of their health, offers a non-invasive and radiation-free alternative to mammograms, and provides valuable insights for prevention and early diagnosis.

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Is It Covered by Insurance?

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center, answering the question, “Is it covered by insurance”?  The answer is, “Yes” because, we don’t refer to this as thermography, we refer to it as preventive medical evaluation.

To find out how much your insurance plan will reimburse, please visit our website  Here’s our homepage with some example thermograms.  Go in and click on pricing and insurance in the navigation bar to see the four questions that need to be answered to find out how much your insurance company will reimburse.  If you have further questions, please reach out to us.  You’re welcome to email or call, 303-664-1139.  Thank you.

Why Choose The Thermogram Center, Inc.?

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center, answering the question, “Why choose the Thermogram Center”?  Well, first, a question for you.  Would you prefer to detect or prevent cancer?  Simple words but, they have profound impacts.  The former may require chemo, surgery and radiation  ─  Horrific?  The latter will require prevention education, proactive steps to support prevention.

Now, neither approach can guarantee no occurrence of cancer in the future but, I for one, choose prevention.  Basic thermographers are trying to support early detection,  While we do that, too, we are an advanced thermographer doing risk assessing imaging to support prevention and providing prevention education along the way.

So, there’s the first reason.  If you choose prevention rather than detection, this is for you.  Secondly, the way that we support prevention is by using highly sensitive camera technology that produces highly-detailed black and white images.  Now, why is this important?  Why should you choose advanced thermographers versus basic thermographers and get black and white images?  Basic thermographers only provide images in color.  But, it is the highly detailed black and white images that help to see the source of the inflammation in the body.  Why is that important?  Well, we know that chronic inflammation is the precursor to illness and disease.

So, if we can show you where your sources of inflammation are, teach you what’s likely causing it, what action steps you can take to bring about improvement, provide you self-care education materials, guess what, you are more empowered to take care of those things.  You are more empowered to address those things that could be sabotaging your health you would not, otherwise, know about or, perhaps, not even be able to see by basic thermography.  So, there’s the second reason.

The third reason is, we provide, a 60-minute virtual reality consultation to all of our first-time men and women clients.  For women, we are going to start looking at the abdomen and back of these images, first.  That’s important because, we want to separate the source from the symptom.  The symptom is breast cancer but, the source is the inflammation in the head and the body draining into the breast,  Women ─ think about your head and your body as the faucet ─ the sources of inflammation in the head and the body are draining lymphatically, junk into the basins of the sink, the breasst.  If you can turn off the sources in the body, turn off the faucet and not deposit junk in your breasts, you’re less likely to let any junk air mutate cells that form cancer in the future.  Thereby supporting prevention.  That’s what we do ─ separate the source from the symptom ─ it’s that simple.

And, of course, the most common potentially life threatening finding I see in men and women isn’t related to cancer but, rather, dental issues under the gumline, oftentimes caused by wisdom teeth extractions and other dental procedures done decades earlier.  So, this is a wonderful way, when you go to an advanced thermographer to be able to, not just look at your breasts to see whether or not you have inflammation ─ you probably do because, it’s coming from the body and your body’s not perfect but, more importantly, to call into the light ─ where can I make improvement in the sources of inflammation in my body to protect my vitality and longevity.  Please consider advanced thermographers for that, like the Thermogram Center.  To get further understanding of the benefits of our technology and services, please visit our testimonials page under “About us and testimonials.”  You’ll see testimonials from the last 20 years from our clients, right here.  Thank you so much.

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What is Advanced Thermography?

Thermography is a health imaging technique used for breast cancer prevention and early detection. There are two approaches to thermography: basic thermography and advanced thermography, specifically, Risk Assessing Thermal Imaging (RATI).

Basic thermography focuses on early detection of cancer, whereas RATI takes a proactive and preventive approach. By combining Risk Assessing Thermal Imaging with preventive education and actively managing risk factors, individuals can intervene and potentially reverse their situation if identified as being at high risk. RATI assigns a Thermobiological Risk Rating to each breast, allowing for objective monitoring of the collective impact of various risk factors over time.

The Thermogram Center offers insights into risk factors, educates clients, and provides tools and resources to support prevention. Additionally, advanced thermography at The Thermogram Center includes Hormonal Grades, which assess estrogen stimulation in the breasts, a significant risk factor for breast cancer. Overall, advanced thermography offers a comprehensive approach to breast cancer prevention and early detection.

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Who is a Candidate for Imaging?
  • Any health-conscious individual seeking potential risk factors or early information of health concerns. Early warning can lead to early detection and/or intervention, before a condition reduces quality of life.

Especially helpful for breast cancer and dental issues, including cavitations.

  • Anyone with a persistent symptom/pain that has gone undiagnosed may benefit from thermal imaging, as it may be able to help indicate the potential source/cause.
  • Anyone seeking to visualize/monitor the thermobiological signs associated with conditions or the effects of intervention, treatment, or proactive efforts.
  • All women at least the age of 20, regardless of family history, to assess their thermobiological risk of developing breast cancer.

Thermal imaging is ideal for all women, especially those who aren’t ideal for mammogram and/or are:

  • pre-menopausal;
  • with dense, fibrocystic, or large breasts;
  • undergoing HRT,
  • with implants, or surgical reduction;
  • nursing or pregnant, or cannot tolerate radiation.

Note: The U.S. Preventive Task Force does not recommend mammograms for pre-menopausal women.

Women and their doctors can consider Risk Assessing Thermal Imaging, an advanced form of thermography, and ultrasounds – two safe ways of evaluating the breasts: the former test is physiological/functional and a risk assessment tool, and the latter is anatomical. Together, they provide up to 99% accuracy for breast cancer.

What to Expect at an Imaging Appointment?

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center, answering the question, “What should I expect at my first imaging session?”  Well, whether you come to Boulder, Lakewood, Centennial or Fort Collins, please know that, as you arrive at the suite of the health office, you’ll see our welcome sign.

Each health office provides us with bathroom access as well as lobby space.  Your technician will greet you in the lobby and escort you into the imaging room.  Each imaging room is, approximately, 10 X 12 and always, only has one light on.  We do have to control heat sources, as our camera technology is extremely sensitive.  And so, the camera that we use is a flare camera and, it is not going to emit anything on you ─ no energy on you ─ it’s, actually, completely safe ─ safer than using your cell phone.  It’s taking pictures of the infrared energy that your body is emitting to the skin surface.  And then, the work table that we have set up in each room.

Please note, we’ll have a few minutes of conversation to start things off.  Then, you will undergo 10 minutes of acclamation.  Whether you’re a man or a woman, or, you’re topless or braless.  We’ll make sure the hair is up above the hairline of the scull where our imaging faces.  We’ll always have extra hair accessories for those in need.

We want to make sure that acclamation provides for the artifact ─ the heat that you’ve trapped on your skin surfaces by your clothing and hair to dissipate.  After 10 minutes of acclamation, during which time we would have taken care of some business ─ doing some talking and introduced our book, which is completely free to the world as a PDF file and, showing you how to download that from our website or, offering you a paperback version for purchase.  Then, we conduct imaging.

The imaging, typically, takes three to five minutes.  The individual simply stands in front and in line with the camera through a series of poses.  Those poses are directed by the technician, who is standing at the laptop ─ their back will be to you the entire time.  In fact, no technician wants to see any nakedness of anybody.  So, from the time that they start acclamation until after imaging and clothes are back on, the technician has their back to the individual.

After imaging, the client is going to return their clothes, there’s a few additional minutes of conversation and then, things are done and the client is escorted back to the lobby.  The entire acclamation and imaging process ─ the entire appointment for imaging is just 30 minutes.  I hope this gives you a sense of what to expect for your first imaging session.  Thank you.

What if I Already Had or Have Cancer?

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center, answering the question, “How does thermography help me if I already had or have breast cancer”?  Well, it’s a twofold answer.  First of all, treatment for breast cancer and standard of care, is about treating the symptom of cancer ─ a tumor.  It is not about addressing the underlying sources or causes of the process that lead to the development of the tumor.  And so, thermal imaging helps men and women to observe the sources of inflammation in the body that could have triggered the process or cancer and the tumor.

It is our position that there is no cure for cancer until we address the underlying sources of inflammation, underlying causal factors of the cancer, rather than just the tumor through chemo, surgery, radiation.  So, count on us to help with that and achieving a cure rather than just a temporary resolution of one symptom or process of cancer that can create another symptom, another tumor, another diagnosis in the future.

Secondly, for whatever treatment is being applied for the breast cancer, thermal imaging helps to monitor the effectiveness of that treatment on the tumor region.  Active cancers create their own blood supply which creates heat so, if the treatment is working, we should see a resolution or resolvement or a shrinking of the blood supply in the inflammation around the tumor area.  That lets us know it’s working or if it’s not and then, to make adjustments.

But, of course, it is our position that all treatment should never include only addressing the symptom ─ the tumor ─ but, rather, the underlying causes that pull the rug out from underneath the process of cancer ─ take it’s energy away ─ that’s the real cure.  That’s the only cure in our minds.

So, yes, the Thermogram Center can help with that.  To learn more, please check out the Thermogram Center.  We also have before and after examples here, under “Advanced thermography” and thermal images and before and after examples.  Thank you.

How to Self-Schedule

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center.  Today, I’m going to show you how to self-schedule an appointment.  So, we’re at  We’ll click on self-schedule on the right side of the navigation bar.  And then, we’ll choose between first-time and repeat client.  We’ll click on first-time and then, I’ll choose the service that I’m most interested in.  Let’s say it’s the most popular service.  I might want to learn about that, first ─ I might read about it.  So, I’ll click on plus (+) sign to read a, little bit, about it.  I can click on the minus (-) sign if, I want to compare it to, say, just breast imaging, here ─ and then, click on the minus (-) sign, again, and make my selection.  I’d like to choose the “Most popular service for first-time clients” ─ the $600-service, so I’ll click there.  And, when I do, it asks me, “What location would I like to be imaged at.”  I’ll choose Lakewood.

And then, I get to choose month, date and time.  Let’s choose September 27th and, I want to have 11 o’clock.  Then, it asks for some basic information.  I’ll say my name is Sally Jones.  My email address is and, my phone number is 303-123-4567.  Then, “Why do I want to come in” ─ I see “Prevention.”  (I didn’t spell that right but, you get the point.)

Two more steps to go.  We have to register space in the portal as a first-time client and then, we have to “Pay with a credit card.”  We do ask for payment at the time of booking.  Our clients can get in, typically, one week after the time they are scheduling.  So, we’re not holding onto your money for long.  You’ll get a receipt called a “Super Bill” in your portal.  A quick “Next” ─ now, I’m waiting for the page to refresh.  Almost done ─ “Please submit payment.”  So, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ─ 1, 2, 3 ─ 1, 2, 3, 4 ─ (I just made something up) ─ expires 03/26 ─ code 123.  It’ll automate/propagate with your first name and your last name that you just entered.  I’ll type in a postal code, here ─ real quick, make payment.

You will need to wait until you have a “Transaction result” and, it was “Confirmed.”  As you see ─ “Upon submission, please wait for response from the server.  The process is not complete until you see confirmation.”  As you can see, here, “Invalid account number” so, it’s not going to work.  However, when you have confirmation and click “Continue” then, you will be able to, either, “Access forms” right here ─ you notice you’ve got questionnaires.  When you click on “Questionnaires,” these are the documents that will need your attention before you come in for imaging.  If you’re a repeat client, please click on each of these to update the information from last time.  Otherwise, you’ve got address, parking, lobby and information ─ pre-appointment instructions and restrictions for the body parts for imaging, plus the video for first-time clients  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out ─ 303-664-1139.  Thank you.

How to Access Your Portal

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center.  Today, I’m going to show you how to access your portal.  This is contingent upon you already having used the self-schedule feature on our website to create an appointment.

If it was for your first time since our portal’s introduction in September, 2019 then, you would be creating portal space ─ choosing a user name and password.  Provided you’ve done that then, the easy way to access the portal is to come back to our website, click on the word “Portal” on the right-hand side of the navigation bar and, simply, login with the user name and password you chose when you created your portal space ─ then, click “Login” and, you’ll be put into your dashboard.

Your dashboard only has eight colorful buttons ─ the three most popular ones are the top three, here, where you can see your receipt, under “Super Bills.”  Questionnaires is where you will find “Questionnaires” and “Health history” forms to update ─ to complete if it’s your first time.  Where you will also find the video for first-timers, as well as, the five-day pre-appointment instructions and restrictions prior to imaging.  Finally, your reports and images will be available here in the week, or so, after imaging.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions ─ 303-664-1139. Thank you.

Post COVID Findings on the Rise

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center, answering the question, “What potential life-threatening findings are on the rise in this post-COVID and vaccination era”?  Well, the answer might surprise you.  It’s not findings consistent with potential blood clots or cancer but, rather osteonecrotic tissue ─ necrosis, gangrene, cavitation, all similar terms, underneath the gumline.

So, while we understand that about half of Americans who have had wisdom teeth abstractions, cavities occurring in their jaw, with toxic waste trickling into corresponding organs, contribute to symptoms, autoimmunity disease, cancer, heart attack and death.  We’re seeing about a 300-times increase in the amount of acute findings found underneath the gumline in this post-COVID vaccination era.  So, at least, one-in-three of our clients is dying a slow death and doesn’t know it until they see this with their own eyes.  We don’t suggest they go back to standard-of-care dentistry but, rather the few holistic biological dentists that we entrust our lives to, that have the correct technologies to diagnose to treat these, potentially saving their lives.

So, the good news is it  takes decades to die from these things.  And also, the good news is, we have thermal imaging to help your loved ones identify if this happening to them, or not.  It’s a safe way and a relatively inexpensive way, of looking for signs consistent with these occurrences.  So, please, encourage your loved ones to visit, hover over “Advanced thermography, thermal images, teeth images,” to learn more about how these things can kill us.  Also, how we can observe findings in the jaw ─ how they can correlate to disease and conditions.  This could be a lifesaving suggestion that you offer your loved ones. Thank you.

What’s the Most Common Life-Threatening Finding?

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Hi, this is Tirza, President, at the Thermogram Center.  Many people ask us, what is the most common, potentially, life-threatening finding we observe?  You might think it’s cancer or breast cancer but, it’s not.  It turns out that, because, about half of people whhave had wisdom teeth extractions, end up with issues under the gumline that they cannot feel and their dentist cannot see but, can be compromised on their health and wellness ─ that’s it.  So, at least, one-in-three of our clients has acute findings under the gumline that’s compromising their lives.

When we see these, we help our clients to understand where they can go.  Who are the right holistic biological dentists along the Front Range who have the right technologies and treatments to, potentially, cure these things and save their lives.

To learn more about dental procedures, potentially decades earlier, can lead to organ dysfunction, disease, cancer, heart attack and death later in life, please visit our website, ─ hover over “Advanced thermography, thermal images then, click on teeth images.”  Here, you will see information on terminology and some case studies to understand this.  And, for more information, please feel free to call or text, 303-664-1139. Thank you.

How Sensitive is the Camera?

Now, I’d like to show you how sensitive the camera is in a fun way.  While you stand still and look at yourself there in the monitor, may I place my cold fingers on your cheek?  Watch what happens in the monitor when I take my fingers off of your cheek.  That’s why I ask you not to touch yourself in the last few minutes of acclamation and imaging.  Because, our camera is so sensitive, it can sometimes see cold fingerprints for minutes at a time.  We don’t want to have any artificial data on your images but, you want us to have a sensitive camera so you know we don’t miss anything important.  Your nose and earlobe are black and cold ─ they’re mostly cartilage, they stick out, don’t have much blood supply ─ we expect that.  And then, what’s hot is white.

The last thing we’ll do ─ turn your head a little bit more towards me. ─ a tiny bit more.  Good.  Now, lick your lips really well.  Now, suck air like you are sucking through a straw.  [sucking sound]  It looks like you put lipstick on because, you cooled your lips down with saliva and the cool air from the room.

So, again, you want to make sure wherever you go for thermal imaging, you have a high resolution, highly detailed camera so you won’t miss those earliest possible signs of cancer or warning signs.  So, there you have it.

How to Say No to Unwanted Tests!

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Hi, this is Tirza at the Thermogram Center, answering a question I, typically, hear from clients ─ “Tirza, how to you handle doctors or offices who are cramming tests down your throat that you’re not interested in”?

Well, first, I try to work with doctors and offices who are compliant to my wishes, rather than the other way around.  After all, they’re here to serve me, not the other way around.  But, in the event that this should happen to me I, typically, consider messaging them in their portal or, writing an email or a letter that says something like this.  “Dear office staff.  Please, no longer talk to me about the following tests as, I have other ways of checking myself. ─ and, I’ll make my list.  Maybe, it includes mammography, colonoscopy, bone density test.  And then, I use words like these.  “Please respect my right to privacy.  Sometimes, your communications feel like harassment.”  These are legal terms that they, typically, don’t want to trump, they don’t want to be sued and, it’s often quite effective.

In addition, I’d let you know, if you’re a client at the Thermogram Center, we provide lists of holistic integrative, natural holistic health professionals, along the Front Range, to our clients who are desiring professional guidance or further evaluation  And, oftentimes, they’ll be found in their portal dashboard, where we provide self-care educational documents to all our clients in the document labeled “Front Range Functional & Genomics Health Resources.”

So, please, don’t settle for less.  Your health professionals should be here to serve you and providing what you want.  I hope this helps.  Thank you.

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