International Academy of Clinical Thermography
Association for the Advancement of Diagnostic Thermal Imaging

(Breast Imaging Certified)

The Board Certified Clinical Thermologist Program (Breast Imaging Certified) has been deemed by IACT through evaluation and experience to be competent in the field of Clinical Thermography including breast image analysis with the exception of dual sensor infrared devices. This designation is considered an extension of the DIACT certification in that it adds the competency of infrared breast imaging to the existing certification.

To enroll in this program or to inquire about specialty locations for classes call the IACT secretary, Dr. Robert L. Kane at 650.361.8908.

Upcoming Training – current schedule of classes

Course Description:
Breast imaging certification is considered an extension of board certification as a Clinical Thermologist. The initial 100 hours of formal classroom instruction (8 modules) covering both fundamentals and advanced analysis in general clinical thermography is fulfilled through the Board Certified Clinical Thermographer Program.

The next phase of the program includes 25 hours of formal classroom instruction (2 modules) covering the complexities of infrared analysis of the breast. The program continues with an in-practice residency. The candidate submits 350 infrared examinations performed in the field with interpretive reports to an IACT instructor for evaluation and feedback. A minimum of 2 different instructors are utilized during the course of this residency. These examinations should consist of 100 breast images and the remaining 250 consisting of 50% upper body and 50% lower body studies.

Tuition: 375 per module
Residency fees are $25.00 per study submitted. (This is approximately 50% of a standard thermographic interpretation fee)

Prerequisites for Certification:

  1. The candidate must possess an active health care license with the power to diagnose pathology and or disease. Each candidate must submit a copy of their current health care license prior to being certified. In any case where there is any doubt as to the scope and or powers inferred by a particular health care license, the applicant must submit a copy of the health care act or other legal documentation with sufficient information to answer said doubt.

  2. The candidate has not previously held any form of health care credential that has been revoked or currently suspended for any cause.

  3. The candidate has not been convicted of a felony.

  4. It is the responsibility of the candidate to insure that the terms of this order are not in violation of state law or other judicial notices local or otherwise which may preclude them from performing the role of a clinical thermographer. We advise any individual contemplating a career as a clinical thermographer to consult with legal representation to insure that no such violation of law will affect in any way their ability to successfully perform thermographic laboratory services.

Requirements for Certification:

  1. 100 total hours in formal academic training in clinical thermological sciences.

  2. Submission of 10 thermographic examinations prior to sitting for certification examinations.

  3. Successful completion of technician, residency entrance, and final oral practical examinations.

  4. The candidate must personally perform a minimum of 250 individual thermographic studies. These should consist of 50% upper body and 50% lower body studies. These studies must be submitted to a qualified DIACT for evaluation.

  5. The candidate must have a minimum of 2 years experience in the field of clinical thermography.

  6. The candidate agrees to the by-laws and code of ethics of the IACT, all protocols set forth by the IACT, and agrees to any disciplinary action (up to and including potential revocation of certification) being necessary by the Board of Directors of the IACT in order to maintain high quality standards and protection of the public.

Upon completion of the first module, the candidate will have enough of a working knowledge of clinical thermological applications to begin to operate as a thermographic technician in a limited capacity. This allows the doctor or technician to begin responsibly providing thermographic services while continuing their training and certification process.

Upon completion of items 1, 2, the certified thermographic technician examination and the residency entrance examination, the candidate is then recognized as a “Clinical Thermographic Resident” until such time when they satisfy their remaining requirements.

Upon successful completion of all prerequisites and requirements listed above, the candidate will be recognized as a “Board Certified Clinical Thermologist - Breast Imaging Certified” in ability and experience and be entitled to all rights and privileges so noted in the IACT bylaws and will be recognized by the designation “DIACT(B)” (Diplomat of the International Academy of Clinical Thermology — Breast Imaging Certified).

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