Meet Our Director

In 1990, then founder and clinical director of the Pacific Chiropractic and Research Center, Dr. William Amalu, was about to embark upon an interesting journey. At the time, he was making drastic changes in the way patients were being evaluated and treated. His primary goal was to improve patient care. He knew that in order to provide better treatment he needed to identify the cause of the patient’s problem first. What was needed was a sensitive test that had the ability to help him find the underlying cause. After evaluating many different technologies, he incorporated medical infrared imaging (MIR). Dr. Amalu also realized that in order to provide MIR of the breast he needed to further his knowledge in the area of breast thermography. He spent the next three years under the personal mentoring of the greatest living breast thermologist – William Hobbins, MD, FACS.

On October 6, 1999, Dr. Amalu lost his step-sister Robin to a 5 year battle with breast cancer. At the age of 47, she left two young daughters and the love of her life. She had faithfully listened to her doctor and had both physical breast exams and mammograms as recommended. Her mammograms did not detect her tumors, first in one breast and then later in the other. The lumps were easily felt and not detected on the images. What if thermal imaging had been readily available to Robin?

Robin’s passing clarified what needed to be done. Dr. Amalu realized that he needed to expand upon his own imaging center and add a new focus – education. Through education more offices and imaging centers would be able to provide this lifesaving technology worldwide. Dr. Amalu pursued this idea, approached the recognized medical infrared imaging associations, and was eventually made an executive board member of the International Academy of Clinical Thermology (IACT), the International Thermographic Society, and the medical director of the International Association of Certified Thermographers. Dr. Amalu was also asked to join the IACT and the American Academy of Thermology’s committees’ for the development of thermography guidelines. His participation as a co-author has resulted in internationally recognized quality assurance guidelines under which thermal imaging and interpretation should be performed.

Dr. Amalu is also a recognized researcher and contributing textbook author on the clinical uses of MIR imaging (see below). As a post-graduate instructor for the IACT, Dr. Amalu also provides educational courses for technicians and doctors worldwide. He has also been providing MIR interpretation for offices and imaging centers worldwide for over 28 years.

Dr. Amalu has made this a mission in his life. As our institute director, he brings 30 years of private practice healthcare and clinical experience in providing patients with advanced computerized thermal imaging.


  • Licensed Chiropractic Physician
  • Board Certified Clinical Thermologist
  • Diplomate in Clinical Thermography
  • Clinical Thermology Fellow

Credentialing Bodies 

  • American Board of Clinical Thermography
  • American Board of Medical Infrared Imaging
  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology

Extended Clinical Training

  • Post-graduate training in infrared breast imaging interpretation under the mentorship of William Hobbins, MD, FACS.

Executive Board Officer

  • International Thermographic Society
  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology
  • Medical Director – International Association of Certified Thermographers

Thermographic Guidelines Committee Member and Co-Author

  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology – “Quality Assurance Guidelines – Standards and Protocols in Clinical Thermographic Imaging”
  • American Academy of Thermology – “Breast Thermography Guidelines”

Post-Graduate Education Instructor

  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology

Association Member

  • International Thermographic Society
  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology
  • IEEE – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • International Association of Certified Thermographers
Dr. William Amalu
Dr. William Amalu, , DC, DABCT, DIACT, FIACT
Medical Infrared Imaging Principles and Practices
Medical Devices and Systems
Medical Infrared Imaging