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  • Is thermography covered by insurance?
    Insurance policies and coverages vary. Some clients do submit their invoice to their insurance company and recieve either full or partial coverage. However, many insurance companies do not currently cover this screening unless you have a plan that covers screening options for prevention. Most of our clients choose to use their Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex Account to cover their screening.
  • Does Lighthouse submit to my insurance or provide codes for my insurance company?
    Lighthouse does not submit to insurance nor is it able to provide you insurance codes.
  • How long is an appointment?
    Depending on the type of scan you choose, a full body is booked for 60 mins, a half body is booked for 45 mins, and a region of interest is booked for 30 mins. This includes time to discuss your health history, answer questions, take the images, and discuss follow-up.
  • Who reads my scans?
    A medical doctor who is also trained in thermology reads through each health history and examines the images before creating an individual report for the client.
  • How are Lighthouse thermographers certified?
    The American College Of Clinical Thermology at Duke University certifies our Lighthouse thermographers. The American College of Clinical Thermology is an accredited medical association.
  • How quickly will I get my report back?
    Reports will be sent via password-protected email within 7 days or less. An expedited report can be requested, read by the doctor, and returned in 24 hours for an additional $50.
  • What do I wear during my scan?
    For most scans, the client will wear a provided gown after removing necessary clothing. Imaging is done on bare skin with hair tied up off the neck and forehead.
  • Are there age restrictions for thermography scans?
    Thermography can be useful for all ages and genders; however, unless requested by a doctor or practitioner, it is most appropriate beginning at age 25 when developement is complete.
  • Do other restrictions exist for thermography?
    If you are currently nursing, we'd ask you to wait three months from your stop date to receive a breast scan. If you have received any of the COVID vaccines, we ask that you wait a minimum of 4 weeks from your last shot before receiving a thermography scan. If you are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or any other intensive treatments (please contact Lighthouse for more specifics), a wait period is recommended. For best accuracy, we ask that you do not schedule physical therapy, massage, chiropractic, vigorous workouts (4 hours prior), and intensive sunbathing/sunburn on the day of your scan. Refraining from eating or drinking 2 hours prior to your appointment is recommended. Refraining from applying oils, lotions, heavy makeup products, chapsticks/lipsticks is best.
  • How is a thermogram different from a mammogram?
    A thermogram looks at the physiology of the body or how it is functioning. A mammogram is looking at anatomy or structure. Thermograms are appreciated for their ability to look at changes occuring in the body that may not be normal and can alert the client to take necessary steps to avoid further issues versus a mammogram that looks for a lump that has already developed and established itself. Thermography does not use radiation or compression which is often a concern for clients. True early dectection is reading the earliest signs the body provides to indicate that there is an issue occurring. Function changes before anatomy changes making thermography an excellent tool for helping to monitor things like breast health. Neither thermography nor mammography is diagnostic. They are both screening tools. Neither tool is able to replace the other as they don't screen the same way.


Book your thermography scan appointment now and take the first step towards proactive wellness!

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