By Jennifer Farnsworth
Howard Vics, director of Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging Center in Clifton Park, in addition to celebrating five years in business his year, announced a new mobile option for the company.
The new option, Vics said, allows providers and patients to receive valuable services without having to worry about travel.
Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging Center health practitioners use a screening device that looks for physiological warning signs—made possible by thermography, or infrared imaging—that detecting changes in the body that may signal disease. It is less intrusive than X-rays in that there no touching or compression of the body.
Vics said they decided to extend the business with a mobile component because they are currently seeing clients from more than three hours away.
“People are looking for us. Taking our system mobile will allow us to serve communities in four or five population centers, up to an hour-and-a-half away. We will be imaging in the Queensbury and Warrensburg area; Catskill and Kingston; Bennington and Pittsfield, Utica and Oneonta and Binghamton within the next six to nine months,” said Vics.
The response from health care providers, Vic said, has been very positive There is a growing base of doctors interested in learning about using thermography as an adjunctive diagnostic tool, bringing it into their practices. He said they can monitor the health of patients, as well as the effectiveness of their treatment protocols.
Vics said another important aspect is how it looks at inflammation and how it is related to chronic illness and disease.
“In fact, inflammation is an early stage of the disease process. Thermography is able to detect inflammatory processes in the body, often before symptoms are bad enough to get us to go the doctor. By identifying developing changes early in the process, we are able to intervene sooner. Intervention is always more effective if you catch something in the early stages of development,” he said.
Vics said all adults over the age of 30 should get a baseline study. He said the baseline will identify “red flags” Presuming there are no red flags, he said the real value in thermography is in the followup.
“It is in the followup studies that we can see if the thermal patterns are stable,” he noted.
If there are significant changes in the thermal patterns, those are early signs of developing physiological changes in the body. “This information empowers people to make whatever changes are necessary on their journey to good health and longevity,” said Vics.
Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging can be reached at 518-983-6564, medthermography.com or on Facebook. They are located at 2 Chelsea Place in Clifton Park.
By Jennifer Farnsworth