Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) also known as thermography, is a non-invasive infrared photographic technique that can identify warmer and cooler areas of the body.
With DITI, subtle physiological changes can be closely monitored, providing important and necessary feedback for doctors and patients who seek to be more proactive with breast health protocols. DITI can also be pivotal in monitoring health in other key areas of the body.
Safe, Non-invasive, Not painful, No radiation
Thermal asymmetry indicative of early underlying physiological changes
Visually demonstrates areas of lymph congestion
Ideal for screening Breasts, dental, Carotids & Heart
Analysis of heat patterns enable early intervention and reduction of risk factors
What are the benefits of DITI?
Thermography can be a useful adjunct to mammography for women with dense breasts (especially younger women) or where other tests present difficulties. DITI does not replace Mammography as a cancer diagnostic tool, but it can be repeated as often as required as there is no compression and no radiation. This allows regular breast health checks with low risk and reduced exposure to radiation.
What can I expect when I begin DITI?
Comparison studies are important to the effectiveness of this type of breast screening. You need to establish a stable thermographic baseline, then continue with annual tests.
The baseline is established by having two thermograms, optimally three months apart. A stable baseline is established when two consecutive studies are compared and exhibit no changes in thermal patterns. After your baseline is established, future studies will be compared back to the baseline and to previous studies in your history. These comparisons help monitor the stability or changes in your breast physiology over time.
What do DITI images show?
Below are three DITI images showing normal breast, lymph congestion and hormonal imbalance:
As you can see, excess heat as depicted in the red areas is inflammation / congestion associated with possible underlying and developing pathology. The blue areas represent cool and less inflamed tissue. An important part of thermal imaging interpretation is to also assess thermal asymmetry.
Thermography is low-cost, non-contact and radiation-free. It has been clearly demonstrated to be a valuable and safe early risk marker of breast pathology, and an excellent case management tool for the ongoing monitoring and treatment of breast disease when used under carefully controlled clinical protocols.
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