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About Us

A First Choice - Mobile Thermography

Therma-Scan Reference Laboratory is the most experienced and accomplished provider of medical thermology in the world with the highest technical and professional standards offering their unique services since 1972.


Adelpha Breast Thermography (Adelpha from the Greek, beloved sister) partnered with Therma-Scan Reference Laboratory in 2011. In 2019 we were offered the great honor to manage the Regional Office and THERMA-SCAN OF MICHIGAN was formed, relocating the main office to Bingham Farms and expanding to offer this valuable service to everyone in Michigan.


Adelpha Breast Thermography still offers our mobile services to medical offices, health care professionals and health-minded clinics such as spas, yoga studios and massage therapy specialists as well as in-home Bosom Buddy Parties for groups of 8 or more. Only the name has changed!




Each of us has used the interpretive services of Therma-Scan for over a decade for our own personal thermograms, valuing this vital service above all others. We knew from the moment we made the personal commitment to educate woman about their choices and bring this valuable service to our community, the level of integrity and expertise we demanded for ourselves was the only service to offer to woman and men alike.

We look forward to meeting and serving you as well!

Fran worked in executive recruiting in New York for 15 years, then inspired by a life-altering healing experience she entered and graduated chiropractic school in 1987. After 10 years with two highly successful practices, she accepted a one-year assignment in Michigan for a start-up non-profit organization. There she met Linda

and they opened a multi-disciplinary center: "Pathways to Wellness" in 1997. Although that venture has closed the friendship remains!


Fran has been Executive Director of an energy-based seminar firm, co-partner of an EMF protection company, held roles for two non-profits and remains on the Board of the Conscious Living Foundation.


Always passionate about supporting women's health, she is now co-managing partner with Linda for Therma-Scan, and proud to bring quality medical thermography to women and men throughout Michigan.

     Frances Sterling ~ Linda Allchin

Linda graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing, Windsor, Canada. Her 30 years as a critical care nurse in Canada, the US and several years abroad led her to the "world of alternative medicine".


In 1990, with a deep desire for her patients to heal and empower themselves, Linda began exploring alternative methods for maintaining health. She trained in therapeutic massage, subtle energy techniques, and allergy elimination obtaining an advanced certification in Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). Since 1997 Linda has also become advanced certified in Bio-SET, Jaffrey-Mellor Technique and the highly sensitive, energetic NeuroModulation Technique. She continues to offer these gifts with phone consultations only.


Linda has enjoyed connecting with everyone as our primary thermologist for our mobile locations from 2011 through 2021, and now serves our greater community combining Adelpha Thermography with Therma-Scan in 2019 as co-managing partner with Fran.​

Loriann has been utilizing Therma-Scan thermography as part of her complete breast health program since 2010! She worked in corporate payroll for 26 years.  Although she excelled in this career, she was finding it more and more unrewarding, and was missing really connecting with people.  Then after a health crisis in 2005, she started searching for alternative ways to heal chronic illness.

This is where her journey began in holistic health and the natural healing process.  Loriann graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition out of New York in 2019, where she received her Health Coaching Certificate.  She studied with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts including Andrew Weil MD, Mark Hyman MD, Mark Bittman, Joel Fuhrman MD and many others.  Her education at IIN equipped her with extensive cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching and prevention using practical lifestyle management techniques.  In addition, she completed the ”Nourishing Thyroid Health Program” with Andrea Beaman in 2021, where she learned holistic and natural approaches to healing the Thyroid.  In spring of 2022, she earned a certificate from Andrea Beaman for completing her New Healers Master Coaching course.  This course taught her how to use ancient wisdom of Visual and Meridian Diagnosis, while learning how to tweak a client’s diet and lifestyle to empower the healing process. And of course, joined us in 2022 as well.

Loriann is very excited to join the team, and especially in serving our mobile locations, and we are just as excited to welcome her.

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Farewell Becky: Becky joined us in 2022 and soon thereafter her daughter became pregnant. Reluctantly she has decided to retire from Adelpha Thermography and in turn very happily has decided to support her daughter and grand baby! We are thrilled and excited for the entire family. Becky, we will miss you!

Rebecca Brown, RN

Andrea is a gift we happily share with you. She joined us in 2019 when we expanded and relocated from Birmingham to here in Bingham Farms. We are in awe how she found us through a posting to a private Facebook group she had no connection to! Yes, truly a gift. After undergoing a stringent and extensive training program here at Therma-Scan, Andrea has far surpassed our standards as well as taken on the on-site management. Now that Therma-Scan Reference Laboratory has moved the interpretation aspect of Therma-Scan to Arizona, to have someone of incredible character to operate and manage this location on her own is quite the feat. Yes, did we mention a gift to us all.


Always striving for the best, prior to joining our team Andrea became a Certified Medical Biller only to quickly learn it was unrewarding. Why? We have all come to realize she shines best when utilizing her true strengths: connecting with people in a way to bring ease and joy to everyone’s hearts, as well as a few laughs! Her quick problem-solving abilities are excellent, most likely fine-tuned by raising her five beautiful children who keep her active and young. She also loves books, crocheting and caring for what she refers to as “her quiet children”, her plants.

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Andrea McQueen, Office Mgr

& Thermography Specialist

Bingham Farms


Our challenge in surpassing the stringent requirements of Therma-Scan Reference Laboratory who has been the industry leader since 1972 is to find individuals who emulated integrity, attention to technical detail and possess the world’s best people skills on the planet. We are proud and excited to have both Andrea and Loriann as part of our team and we can easily say their infra-red camera and computer skills for thermography are among the best in the country.


Our mission is to provide earliest breast cancer screening with expert quality, mobile thermography for patients, utilizing the premier medical thermology analysis expertise of Dr. Philip Hoekstra of Therma-Scan Reference Laboratory. This assures consistency and reliability vs. other interpretation services who utilize more qualitative rather than the quantitative FLIR infrared radiometric camera. While other interpretation firms specialize in marketing, training, equipment sales or other businesses, Therma-Scan sets the highest standards, specializing solely in diagnostic clinical imaging and interpretation!                  


Informed women are now requesting thermology from their health care practitioners at greater and greater numbers. Adelpha supports Physicians and Practitioners in offering this valuable, safe, early detection technology to everyone at medical offices, spas and all alternative health-related offices and clinics.


Integrative or complementary medical practitioners, especially those with interests in anti-aging, bio-identical hormones, preventative care, functional medicine, and health and wellness can now enhance their partnership with patients by offering safe, effective and non-invasive early breast cancer screenings, as well as medical thermology for thyroid and vascular studies in the convenience of their own office. This supports the concept of a full range of comprehensive care individualized for each patient. Unique in the field of mobile thermography, Adelpha fulfills the needs for any necessary follow-up thermology scans as warranted by lab results and referring Doctor’s recommendations. Thus, in addition to the convenience of yearly screening, comprehensive consistency of care is increased when offered conveniently in a trusted and familiar environment: the physician’s office.​

We continue to add new locations currently including Bay City, Brighton, Clarkston, Clinton Township, Dexter,

E. Lansing, Eaton Rapids, Flint, Frankenmuth, Gaylord, Grand Blanc, Grand Rapids, Harbor Beach, Jackson, Lansing, Lapeer, Midland, Monroe, Oxford, Richmond, Rochester, Waterford as well as offering

Bosom Buddy Home Parties

FREE SCANS: Introduce Adelpha Thermography to your physician or health care practitioner,

or sponsor a Bosom Buddy Party and qualify for your FREE thermogram!


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