About the Thermography Center of Sonoma County
The Thermography Center of Sonoma County began in 2004, when Jody Potiker, a local chiropractor, decided to add Thermal Imaging to her practice in Sebastopol. She sold the center to Renee Russo and Jenna Montgomery, in October 2006. After obtaining their Board Certification Technician training, Renee and Jenna created systems and procedures to facilitate superior client education and care. For the next several years, they maintained their home office in Sebastopol, and also scanned in Napa, Ukiah, Novato, Fresno, Visalia and Modesto.
They continued to serve each of these California locations until Jen decided to start a family, making over-night travel unappealing. One of their Visalia clients eventually bought their Central Valley locations, and continues to offer breast thermography there, using the systems designed by Renee and Jen.
In 2011, the home office moved to Santa Rosa. Now in their 11th year, Renee and Jen are focusing primarily on Sonoma County, and are in the process of transferring their Napa and Ukiah offices to two clients who live closer to those locations. This will ensure a seamless transition of client care and their Thermologist, Dr. Kane will continue interpreting each client scan going forward.
The Thermography Center of Sonoma County specialzes in breast thermography, education and empowerment, and although they perform an occasional thyroid, cranial or dental scan, nearly 100% of their appointments are breast scans. They also do not sell any products at all; they provide only thermal imaging. In this way, they have kept their focus clear and their business integrity intact.
We are passionate about breast health at the Thermography Center of Sonoma County, and are excited that so many women have embraced this technology and chosen to become truly proactive about their breast health. Our mission is to empower women with the information they need that can immediately improve their breast health, clean up unhealthy conditions and in some cases even reverse dangerous conditions that are already present. We offer comprehensive breast education and support, as well as numerous resources that can assist you in making sound breast health choices based on your own preferences and intuition. We are Board Certified Thermographic Technicians, and our scans are interpreted by Dr. Robert Kane, a Board Certified Thermologist.
Schedule a Personal Breast Health Coaching Session
Are you confused about what to do next regarding your breast health? Have you received conflicting information from the medical world and need to sort it out ? Or do you need someone to listen to options you are considering? Talk with a compassionate, resourceful and neutral professional who will empower you to make the choices right for you.
We provide personal breast health coaching sessions. Minimum 30 minutes , up to 90 minutes. In person, over the telephone or via Zoom. 30 minutes $50 , and $25 for each additional quarter hour up to 90 minutes. Call or email for more information. Coaching sessions scheduled by appointment, as time allows.
Schedule Renee to Speak at Your Group
A dynamic and passionate advocate of women's breast health, Renee is available to speak at any Sonoma County group at no cost. Whether a small gathering of a dozen, or a stadium of 1000, she will share vital breast information that empowers and educates. Presentations start at 15 minutes and can be as long as 90 minutes.
The 5 Breast Screening Methods Available Today
Common Characteristics in Breast Cancer Patients
The 4 Most Common Types of Breast Cancer
Are All Breast Lumps Dangerous?
The Link Between Emotions and Breast Health
Is There Really A Genetic Connection?
The Link Between Alcohol, Round-up and Breast Cancer
Do I HAVE To Get A Mammogram?
Thermography Consulting Practice
Establishing a new office?
Are you seeking a new, fulfilling career? Do you enjoy serving, educating and empowering women? We offer training programs for any woman interested in starting her own Breast Thermography Center, anywhere in the English-speaking world. We will share every system, template, technique and strategy with you that has helped us build our practice into a profitable, ever-growing business. You will benefit from all the mistakes we made (and learned from) and will be able to create, maintain and increase your practice once our training is complete. Whether you have had your own business in the past, or have only worked for others, we can help.
Want to increase your current client-base?
We also offer business coaching programs for anyone who currently operates a Breast Thermography practice and would like to increase their client base and improve retention. We are proud to say that we have the highest percentage of returning clients of all the centers our Thermologist interprets for around the world (24 centers). This is partly due to our superior client care program, in addition to implementing our unique first appointment techniques.
If you are interested in either of these programs, feel free to contact us to set up a free 30-minute telephone consultation to determine if Breast Thermography is a good fit for your future.
Our Thermographic Interpreter:
Robert L. Kane, DC, DABCT, FIACT began in the field of thermal imaging in 1990. Dr. Kane acquired his training through the International Thermographic Society and achieved Diplomate level certification through the American Board of Clinical Thermography (ABCT). He also achieved Diplomate certification through the International Academy of Clinical Thermology (IACT) and was recognized as a “Fellow” by IACT for contributions to the field of thermal imaging. Dr. Kane furthered his knowledge of breast applications under the tutelage of Dr. William Hobbins, one the world’s leading authorities. Dr. Kane currently serves on the board of IACT and ABCT and provides high quality training for thermography technicians. He currently maintains a busy thermal imaging interpretation practice.
- 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
- November 2005 Cedar Sinai Hospital– Los Angeles, CA Guest Lecturer – Breast Thermology
- October 2005 Cancer Control Society – Los Angeles, Ca Guest Lecturer – Breast Thermology
- July 2005 Sutter Hospital Tumor Board – Santa Rosa Guest Lecturer – Breast Thermology Santa Rosa, CA
- January 20, 2005 Boulder Community Hospital Boulder CO Guest Lecturer – Breast Thermography
- July 2004 Colorado Functional Medicine Meeting Louisville, CO Guest Lecturer – Breast Thermology
- 2001 to Present Owner and Lead Interpreter Kane IR Interpretation Services
- Currently providing thermal imaging interpretation services for 35 centers across the United States, Israel, Canada and the Philippines.
- 2004 to Present International Thermographic Society.
- Executive Board Member
- 2003 to Present International Academy of Clinical Thermology
- Executive Board Member
- Instructor – Thermology Technician Program.
- 2003 to 2005 Co-Owner and Clinical Director of Woodside Thermal Imaging Redwood City, CA
- Specializing in Thermology of the breast and for chronic pain.
- 1992 to 2003 Private Practice Redwood City, CA
OUR THERMAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT:
We have the highest resolution medical infrared camera on the market today! It takes super-clear, accurate images, and we enjoy unparalleled technical support from Spectron IR.
Spectron TyTron C-500 IR
Standard 50mm camera lens
Detector: 640 x 480 VOx Focal Plane Array
True 640×480 resolution providing 307,200 pixels
Spectral Band: 8-12 microns
Frame Rate: 30 Hz
Spatial Resolution: 0.50 mrad
Sensitivity: less than 50 mK average
Computer Interface: Digital (Ethernet)
Focusing Distance: 12 inches to 17 feet
Software Controlled Electronic Focus
Heavy duty machined aluminum camera body for superior thermal stability
Narrow temperature range specifically designed for human tissue imaging
Accurate on-screen temperature differentiation (Delta-T)