Thermogram Assessment Services, LLC
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ThermEval ACT Examination (Atherosclerosis, Carotid Artery & Thyroid) Findings Report
Patient: Sample
DOB: 09/15/41
Examination Date: 05/10/11
Practitioner: John Doe, M.D.
Analysis performed: 07/28/11

Presentation: This 69-year old male presents with one recent experience symptomic of stroke - impared vision. Patient reports history of past diagnosis of left venticular hypertrophy. Exclusive of medical history, patient is absent well-documented risk factors known to elevate stroke risk. Patient's Stroke Risk Profile (Framingham Study) predicts 20% ten-year stroke probability compared to 13.7% for patient's age group.

Pre-Examination:   The examination was performed in the morning The patient underwent thermal equilibration for 10 - 15 minutes, with the temperature of the examination room 68°F - 72°F. This examination was performed consistent with recommended protocol for thermal examinations.
The images for this examination were acquired using an infrared sensitive camera. Views include the face, neck and anterior cervical region.

Summary:   This thermographic examination of the face, neck and thyroid region is positive for indications of coronary artery atherosclerosis, positive for indications of carotid artery disease, and positive for indications of thyroid dysfunction.

Examination and Observations:  
Note: Areas studied refer to the surface area above the subject organ and not to the organ itself.
Macro-visualization:  There is a clear difference in the visualized thermal emissions between the right and left sides of the face and neck.
Lateral Neck & Carotid Arteries Examination (Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis):  Bilateral reduced thermal emissions are observed from four regions of the right and four regions of the left sides of the face (see next).
Face Examination (Carotid Artery Disease):   Reduced heat emission is noted from the right side in 25% or more of the forehead, supraorbital ridge, lateral supraorbital ridge and cheek. Reduced heat emission is noted from the left side in 25% or more of the medial supraorbital ridge, orbit of the eye, infraorbital area and angle of mouth.
Anterior Cervical Examination (Thyroid Dysfunction):   Two abnormal thermal emissions are observed. Reduced emission (-0.6°C) is seen from the area over the thyroid isthmus, and elevated emission (0.5°C) is seen from the area over the left thyroid lobe.

Impressions:   Abnormal neck and carotids (coronary artery atherosclerosis) thermogram; Severly Abnormal face & neck (carotid stenosis) thermogram; Abnormal thyroid thermogram;

Coronary Atherosclerosis   This thermographic examination is positive for coronary artery atherosclerosis. Possible coronary artery involvement is evidenced by bilateral reduced thermal emissions from four regions of the right and four regions of the left sides of the face.

Carotid Arteries   Equivalent abnormal thermal emissions are seen on both right and left sides of the face. Four thermal signs associated with carotid artery disease are observed on the right side of the face. Four thermal signs associated with carotid artery disease are observed on the left side of the face.

The right side shows conclusive thermal evidence of severe risk for disease of the right carotid artery. The cause of this abnormal thermogram is undetermined; however, it is seen with classic thermal indications of carotid artery disease.

The left side shows conclusive thermal evidence of severe risk for disease of the left carotid artery. The cause of this abnormal thermogram is undetermined; however, it is seen with classic thermal indications of carotid artery disease. Internal carotid artery disease on the left side is a strong consideration.

Thyroid Function   This thermographic examination of the region above the thyroid is positive for thyroid dysfunction. There are two contibuting abnormal indications.

The area over the thyroid isthmus exhibits a focused pattern of reduced emission suggesting functional activity decrease in the thyroid isthmus. The area over the left thyroid lobe exhibits a diffuse pattern of elevated emission suggesting diffuse-nodular hyper-activation of the left thyroid lobe.


Conclusions and Followup:   Note: A positive thermographic study is not a diagnosis of illness or disease. It provides an objective means for evaluating a specific indication of risk for disease and the need for comprehensive evaluation. Similarly, a negative, equivocal or borderline thermographic finding does not preclude the possible presence of significant pathology.

Coronary Atherosclerosis: This examination reveals two of four possible thermal signs that suggest coronary artery atherosclerosis. The facial regions and the extensive thermal evidence are two of the four possible indicators suggesting the condition. Clinical correlation is necessary to confirm the disease. This patient should be evaluated promptly.

Carotid Artery Stenosis:   This is a severely abnormal (positive) thermographic finding and conclusive for carotid artery stenosis. In addition to other findings, disease of the left internal carotid artery is a strong consideration. This patient should be evaluated promptly.

Stroke Risk Assessment:   This thermographic finding is conclusive for increased stroke risk. Disease of the internal carotid artery is a strong consideration. Moreover, this patient's Framingham Stroke Risk Profile predicts a 20% ten-year stroke probability versus 13.7% for his age group. Additionally, patient reports one recent ischemic experience. This patient should be evaluated promptly.

Thyroid Function:   Positive thermal finding of thyroid dysfunction with unknown cause. Clinical correlation is required.


Note:
This Report is intended for use only by licensed health care professionals to evaluate patient health, ascertain medical conditions, and provide treatment. It is not to be used by individuals for self-diagnosis or self-evaluation or the diagnosis or evaluation of others.