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Raleigh, NC, United States, 2007/07/05 - Carolina Thermascan, LLC has announced its relocation to 4505 Fair Meadow Lane, Suite 111 in Raleigh. The office is now located in the Blue Ridge Plaza office building near Rex Hospital.
A Thermascan is a diagnostic procedure that images the breasts to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. Digital infrared imaging utilizes a high-resolution, ultra-sensitive infrared thermographic camera, along with powerful software, to detect very subtle variations in the temperature and vascular pattern of the breasts. Hot spots can be signs of increased vascular activity—as would be seen in a tumor—and would merit further investigation, typically by ultrasound.
The procedure is based on the principle that heat from blood vessel activity in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is almost always higher than in the normal breast. The Thermascan’s ability to detect a pre-cancerous state resides in its capability of monitoring the temperature and blood vessel alterations produced by the changes in tissue physiology, as well as overall angiogenesis (new blood vessel growth), which is detected as greater heat and shown as a brighter color.
Formerly operated by practice founder, Lewis H. Stocks, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., Dr. Stocks will continue to read all scans and is available to provide follow-up ultrasounds and any other evaluation needed should an abnormality be found. Dr. Stocks is President of Stocks Surgical Center and received his B.S. in Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He received his Ph.D. from Marquette University and his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The practice has hired Kristin Donadeo, N.C.M.A, as Thermography Technician. She will perform all procedures and will prepare reports for Dr. Stocks and Carolina Thermascan patients.
About Carolina Thermascan, LLC
Carolina Thermascan has been providing radiation-free, painless breast cancer screening using Thermal Imaging since 2001. The procedure is based on the principle that heat from blood vessel activity in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is almost always higher than in the normal breast. It is able to give clues to potential problems earlier than more structurally based imaging methods such as mammography or ultrasound.