Providers at The Thermogram Center

The Thermogram Center has been in service since 2002: over 20 years and over 25,000 imaging series.

The Thermogram Center evolution and providers:

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 “Better Breast Health – for Life!™”. Since then, Tirza serves as a Breast Health Educator & Facilitator by providing education to clients and workshops and lectures in the workplace, organizations, and the community.

Multiple individuals and entities are involved in providing thermal imaging that complies with the medical and business laws of Colorado and the nation. The credentials for the primary service providers to TTC are listed below.

Thermograms are 100% digital and can be electronically delivered (via protected server) with an individual’s health history information for analyses. The Thermogram Center obtains analyses and interpretive reporting through a California-based service provider with interpretive experience dating back to 1992 with dozens of thermal imaging centers across the U.S.

Our lead Certified Clinical Thermologist:


Robert L. Kane, DC, DABCT, DIACT (B), FIACT of Kane Interpretive Services



Board Certified Clinical Thermologist
Board Member and Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Thermography
Diplomate, International Academy of Clinical Thermology
Member – American Academy of Medical Infrared Imaging
Member – International Academy of Clinical Thermology
Member – International Thermographic Society

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.



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



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

Amber Robitaille – Certified Clinical Thermographic Technician, Boulder and Fort Collins

B.A. – Adult Fitness & Exercise Science, Minor in Nutrition
Certified – National Safety Council: First Aid, CPR, AED
Founder, Body by Zook Personal Training, LLC
24+ years service in customer conflict resolution & support
Teacher, Homeschool

Since 2006 Amber actively sought alternatives to the standard of care medical system for herself, her family and extended family and has seen great success. She is passionate about helping people, hiking, nature, gardening and chickens. She loves learning something new every day. Amber is married with 2 children.


Heidi Penney – Certified Clinical Thermographic Technician, Centennial and Lakewood

Prior Medical Assistant and Instrument Technician, Gastroenterology and Out Patient Surgery
Breast Cancer Survivor, embracing the mission of The Thermogram Center
With a passion for caring, Heidi strives to create a positive experience and is compassionate by nature.  This has served her well in upholding the highest level of patient care.
Teacher, Homeschool

Heidi is passionate about caring for people and is married with 2 children.