Integrity, training, expertise, and experience!
Dr. George Chapman is one of the pioneers and unquestioned experts in the field of clinical thermology for medical use. For over 30 years, CTA has been a patient-centered practice, known for integrity and expertise. We are currently a diagnostic only clinic and find it valuable for the patient to take the information they obtain from their thermograms to their doctor or health care provider to determine a health program designed uniquely for them. When asked, CTA can provide referrals to holistic providers.
Dr. Chapman publishing his first work in 1965 showing TMJD with thermal imaging, and since then has analyzed over 300,000 thermographic studies, written 14 textbooks and over 40 published articles. He and Barbara Britt developed Clinical Thermography Associates™ in Chula Vista, CA in 1978, and developed an extensive database to compare films to determine the statistical risk of many pathologies, including breast malignancy. CTA is a leader in clinical use of thermography for breast scanning that detects cancer risk at a very early stage, and showing potential hormone imbalance, as well as trigger point and muscle strain.
Thermography provides a physiological assessment of the microcirculation and is unique and quite sensitive for the detection of risk factors regarding several pathological conditions including malignancy. However, thermal imaging does not replace or discourage clinical findings or other diagnostic testing and any suspicious areas should be followed up with additional testing or medical evaluation.
Please remember that thermography examinations do not detect all breast pathology or cancers, but will become more sensitive, with recognition to early changes once the baseline studies are on file. A normal thermogram, or any other diagnostic technique, does not absolutely exclude pathology/cancer, so it is always recommended that patients practice self examinations and see a doctor or health care provider regularly.