Thermography with Cindy Crawford

To make an appointment for all locations:

Please call or email Cindy Crawford:

AMIA Board Qualified Thermographic Technician 2003
AMIT Board Qualified Medical Thermography Technician 2007
IACT Certified Thermographic Technician 2010
ITC Certified Level 1 Thermographer 2011

Forms and Downloads:
New client intake forms (pdf)
Returning client intake forms (pdf)
Protocol for the day of your Breast Exam (pdf)
Disclaimer - Please read and sign (pdf)

Exams Read By: Dr. Robert Kane, DC.

Dr. Robert L. Kane brings over 20 years of experience in the field of thermal image interpretation.  

Dr. Kane’s full CV (pdf)

Website and links to Articles:

Dr. Kane's Accreditations:
2002 Diplomate awarded in Clinical Thermography; American Board of Clinical Thermographers
2001 Diplomate awarded in Clinical Thermology; International Academy of Clinical Thermology
2001 Fellow awarded in Clinical Thermology; International Academy of Clinical Thermology
1999 Certified Clinical Thermographer; American Board of Clinical Thermographers

To make an appointment:
Please call 775-846-9000 to book an appointment for all locations.
Email Cindy Crawford at:

San Francisco
Core Care Center: 1634 Union St,  San Francisco, CA
Blue Ova Health 1414 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
(call directly to set up appointments @ 415-795-3900 or

Flow Yoga 85 Bolinas Road, Fairfax, CA 94930

Fair Oaks
Office of Lisa Moore, DC; 9700 Fair Oaks Blvd, Suite F Fair Oaks, CA

Namaste Holistic Healing and Yoga Center in Truckee
10368 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA  96161  


What it is:

Thermography, also known as Thermal Imaging or Infrared Imaging, is a painless, Non-Invasive way of visualizing the body's heat patterns. These heat patterns tell a story about the body's physiology. We utilize the top of the line digital infrared camera (by Flir model T300) to see and record a "heat map" picture of the body and provide a color code and actual temperature data to show the temperature ranges.
Thermography is approved by the FDA as an Adjunctive Breast Health Screening tool - and does not compete with, nor replace a Mammogram, Ultrasound, MRI, etc. Your results of the exam should be shared with your doctor for further recommendations and used in addition to other screening tools to access your breast health.
Thermography is best used when comparing changes over time. Your report will have a follow up recommendation for when to come back and track changes to your breast health.

How it works:
The high-resolution thermal imaging camera displays temperature variations in the body.  It is especially good for bringing awareness to breast health because the breast tissue is normally cool (fatty tissue), and abnormalities can show up as heat or blood vessels that we can see with the sensitive equipment.  Heat is not always cancer though, it can be an injury or infection,  and tracking the breast health over time is the best way to know if the patterns are dissipating or getting worse.  Since thermal imaging measures the infrared heat coming from the surface of the skin, the skin must be exposed to the air and the camera. The client will disrobe from the waste up and acclimate to the room temperature for 10-15 minutes. We take approximately 12 images, including under anterior, posterior, oblique’s, and lateral images. The Radiologist then interprets the body's symmetry, its vascularity, and compares to the previous exam, when applicable. Images are sent to an A.M.I.A Board Certified Thermologist who is a Diplomat and Fellow in Thermal Imaging, Dr Robert Kane, DC. 

Thermography Cost:
Breast exams: $200 initial exam, $175 return exams 
Full Body exam: $550
Point of Interest exam: $100

Exam Duration:
Breast exams take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
Other exam times depend on extent of area being imaged.

Indications for Use:
Breast Health Monitoring
Muscular skeletal disorders and injuries
Inflammation and chronic pain
Tracking neuropathy
Contraindications: None
Thermography Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I am pregnant or nursing?
Thermography is completely safe even for pregnant or nursing women. No radiation is used.  However, when nursing, there is a significant amount of heat already due to the normal patterns of nursing, so detecting an abnormality can be difficult.

When should I get my first Thermography?
Women as early as 15 years old can benefit from a thermography, but usually women in their 30’s-40’s get their first, baseline image done. This baseline can then be used to compare physiological changes that occur with aging, toxicity, injury and hormones. 

What to do before your exam:

An exam should not be done on the first day of your period in most cases (Call Cindy if you have questions on this)
Avoid a hot shower at least 4 hours prior to exam
Do not smoke for 2 hours before the exam
Do not use lotions or powder on your breasts on the day of the exam.
Avoid application of deodorant or antiperspirant (even crystal deodorant) if possible on the day of the exam
Avoid coffee or tea, hot or cold for 4 hours before exam -- no caffeine
Do not shave on day of exam to avoid skin abrasions
Avoid sun exposure for extended periods of time the day before and day of exam -- no sunburns
No heated seats on the way to exam, or hot liquids
Please provide a list of medications either prior to or at the time of the exam
Notify the technician if you are taking Beta Blockers
Do not plan a heavy workout the day of the exam
Notify Cindy if you have a current skin lesion or rash or injury to the breast

During your Breast exam:
You will need to disrobe from the waist up and acclimate to room temperature for 15 minutes prior to your scan.

Exams Read By: Dr. Robert Kane, DC.
Dr. Robert L. Kane brings over 20 years of experience in the field of thermal image interpretation.   Results and interpretation take about two to three weeks. (Rush orders are taken at an additional fee of $25).

Equipment:  Flir Infrared Camera: T300  Accurate to .05C

The American Academy of Thermology (AAT) Statement

The American Academy of Thermology’s position on breast thermography is that it represents a breast health risk assessment tool. We do not now and have never supported the notion that breast thermography is a diagnostic test for breast cancer. While we understand that there are certain individuals who have made this claim in Canada and in other countries, we are directly opposed to that position.

Historically the Food and Drug Administration approved medical thermography as an adjunctive test for breast cancer screening in 1982 (these were the words of the FDA, not ours). It is not our intent to compare thermography with mammography, ultrasound, MRI, or any other diagnostic test. We believe that valuable information can be garnered from thermography of the breast. Breast thermography is a physiologic test that offers individuals and healthcare practitioners insight which permits for a proactive approach to breast health on important issues including hormone imbalance, angiogenesis, lymphatic congestion, and other soft tissue abnormalities associated with breast health. Breast thermal imaging provides this information from a noninvasive format which does not expose the individual to radiation or compression.

In conclusion, we support the use of thermography as a breast health risk assessment tool. While much of the information garnered in a Breast Thermographic examination does address risk factors that may be associated with changes in breast health, thermographic imaging in and of itself is not a competitor to or replacement for any other diagnostic test. We do not see Breast Thermography as a stand- alone or a “diagnostic test” for breast cancer. The AAT supports those individuals in Canada and worldwide who share our position and hope that this information will enlighten others who see the purpose of thermography differently.


Links to Articles: 

Case Study:  Efficacy of Computerized Infrared Imaging by Dr. Parisky  2003 

List to Qualified Thermography Centers and Dr. Robert Kane’s Website:


Dr. Len Saputo, MD Article:  Beyond Mammography about Thermal Imaging 

Dr. William Cockburn, DC FIACT, FABFE Articles on Thermography: 




We are in full compliance with HIPAA, keeping all records confidential.  You will receive a copy of your written report including the images.  A copy can be sent to your doctor upon your written request on the intake form.