Providers at The Thermogram Center

The Thermogram Center has been in service since 2002: over 20 years and over 45,000 imaging series.

Our Story: The Thermogram Center, Inc.

The Thermogram Center was conceived by Tirza Derflinger in 2002. She had previously served as a Medical Laboratory Technician in the Army, obtained a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, and an M.B.A. in the Management of Technology. After working professionally for over 15 years, she had become dissatisfied… corporate work had become too impersonal and was no longer soulfully gratifying. At age 38, she left a six-figure income to return to her true calling of helping people in a health field and founded The Thermogram Center, Inc.

In 2005, she responded to the overwhelming question from clients, “what can I do about the potential risk factors observed in my thermal imaging?” by founding the Breast Health Education Group, made up of seven authors of the book, “Better Breast Health – for Life!™”. Since then, Tirza serves as a Breast Health Educator by providing education to clients, the community, and the world – as the book is 100% free in its PDF downloadable format.

Our Staff: The Thermogram Center, Inc.

Our lead Certified Clinical Thermologist:

Robert L. Kane, DC, DABCT, FIACT of Kane Thermal Imaging

Independently contracted and California based, Dr. Kane began in the field of thermal imaging in 1992. He acquired his training through the International Thermographic Society and achieved Diplomate level certification through the American Board of Clinical Thermography  (ABCT). He also achieved Diplomate certification through the International Academy of Clinical Thermology (IACT) and was recognized as a “Fellow” by IACT for contributions to the field of thermal imaging. Dr. Kane furthered his knowledge of breast applications under the tutelage of Dr. William Hobbins, one the world’s leading authorities.

Dr. Kane has previously served on the board of IACT and ABCT and currently provides high quality training for thermography technicians. He currently maintains a busy thermal imaging interpretation practice for centers around the world.

2002: Diplomate awarded in Clinical Thermography – American Board of Clinical Thermographers
2001: Diplomate awarded in Clinical Thermography – International Board of Clinical Thermographers
Fellow awarded in Clinical Thermography – International Board of Clinical Thermographers
1999: Certified Clinical Thermography – American Board of Clinical Thermographers

Member – American Academy of Thermology
Member – International Academy of Clinical Thermology


Tirza L. Derflinger, MBA, CTT, Founder, Educator

Our lead Preventive Health Educator was a Medical Laboratory Specialist in the U.S. Army. She became board certified in 2003 as a thermographic technician after: attending 36 classroom hours covering physics, thermal imaging system requirements, anatomy, and client, paperwork, and laboratory protocols; passing a board exam through the International Academy of Clinical Thermology; obtaining 100 thermal imaging studies; submitting 10 thermal imaging studies for evaluation by the board; and attaining 6 months experience. She is certified through the American Academy of Thermology.

Since 2002 she has served as President for The Thermogram Center, providing risk assessing thermal imaging and preventive education services for tens of thousands of men and women from 45 states and 10 countries. As the Founder of The Breast Health Education Group, and the lead author of the book, “Better Breast Health – for Life!”™ she continually shares her passion for prevention in the role of blog writer. Knowledge is power! Claim yours today for a healthier tomorrow.

Founder and President, The Thermogram Center, Inc. · 2002
Founder, Breast Health Education Group · 2005
Lead Author, Better Breast Health – for Life!™ · 2005
Board Certified Thermographic Technician
International Academy of Clinical Thermology
American Academy of Thermology
M.B.A. – Management of Technology, University Of Texas
B.S. – Industrial Engineering, St. Mary’s University
Medical Laboratory Specialist, U.S. Army