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


The Certified Paraspinal Thermologist Program has been deemed by IACT through evaluation and experience to be competent in use of dual sensor paraspinal devices exclusively. Included in this designation is the ability to competently capture paraspinal infrared images and analyze the resultant findings for indications of pathophysiology. This designation does not denote competency in any other aspect of clinical thermography.

To enroll in this program call the IACT secretary, Dr. Robert L. Kane at 650.568.9292.

Upcoming Training – current schedule of classes

Course Description:

The widespread use of dual sensor infrared detectors for the purpose of visualizing neurological lesions potentially caused by aberrant spinal biomechanics (chiropractic subluxation) in the practice of chiropractic has lead to the development of this program. The program begins with 36 hours of classroom instruction (3 modules) covering both fundamentals and advanced analysis in paraspinal thermography. This program includes instruction in:

  • History of infrared imaging and paraspinal applications
  • Physics of infrared imaging
  • Laboratory protocols
  • Patient imaging protocols
  • Clinical paraspinal infrared imaging operations
  • Practical image positioning
  • Determining the clinical necessity of the infrared examination and      the series required for a specific clinical application
  • Recognition and interpretation of thermal signs of neurological, musculoskeletal, and other disorders.
  • Clinical decision making and proper follow-up for clinical findings
  • Medico-legal considerations.

The program continues with an in-practice residency. The candidate submits 35 paraspinal infrared examinations performed in the field with interpretive reports to a qualified IACT instructor for evaluation and feedback.

Tuition: $375 per module
Residency fee and testing fees to be determined.


  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 aparticular 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 paraspinal thermographer. We advise any individual contemplating a career as a paraspinal 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.


  1. 36 total hours in formal academic training in clinical paraspinal thermological sciences.

  2. Submission of 10 full spine paraspinal examinations prior to sitting for certification examinations.

  3. The candidate must perform a total of 35 full spine paraspinal thermographic studies. These studies must be submitted to a qualified CPT for evaluation.

  4. Successful completion of all written and practical examinations.

  5. The candidate must have a minimum of 1 year experience in the field of paraspinal 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.

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