We Specialize in Digital Thermography -Thermal Imaging.
What is thermography?
Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that converts infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color. The spectrum of colors indicate an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. Medical Thermography can graphically display and record the subjective feeling of pain by objectively displaying the changes in skin surface temperature that are produced by pain states. Medical Thermography’s major clinical value is in its high sensitivity to pathology in the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems and as such can contribute
to a diagnosis by the clinician.
Conventional x-ray mammogram uses radiation to get an image on exposed film. It releases harmful free radicals and radiation to the patient. Some types of cancers are due to an increased exposure to free radicals. The image that is seen on x-ray film needs to be the size of a pea to block enough x-rays to cause am image on film. D.I.T.I. (Digital Infrared Thermal Images) uses a patients own body heat as a heat signature. Diseased cells need a lot of energy to grow. This activity generates large amounts of heat the camera reads and displays on the screen. The camera is able to detect anomalies the size of a pinhead.
X-ray, CT Ultrasound and M.R.I. etc is all tests of ‘anatomy’ that measure the structures of a body. DITI is unique in its capability to show physiological change and metabolic processes. Therefore it is better at detecting diseases than the conventional methods.
Digital Infared Thermal Imaging
Is the only screening method available that detects the angiogenesis rather than the tumor when the tumor may be as small as the head of a pin. (Angiogenesis is the process whereby a group of blood vessels are specifically formed by a tumor to supply itself with nutrients and oxygen for further growth)
D.I.T.I. s role in breast cancer and other breast disorders is to help in early detection and/or monitoring of abnormal physiology. It can establish risk factors for the development or existence of disease. When D.I.T.I. is used with other procedures the best evaluation is made for health care.
This 15 minute radiation-free, non-contact screening is a valuable procedure for alerting your
health professional to the possibility of underlying breast disease. Infrared thermal imaging is
designed to detect the angiogenisis of early active tumors, that are so small that professional and
self examinations or mammography may not find, in women under 50 years of age.
Current Early Detection Guides
One day there may be a single method for the early detection of breast cancer. Until then, using a combination of methods will greatly increase your chances of detecting cancer in an early stage. These methods include :
» Regular Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging
» Personal awareness for changes in the breasts.
» A regular breast examination by a health professional.
» Monthly breast self-examination.
» Mammography, when considered appropriate.
» Readiness to discuss quickly any such changes with your health professional.
These guidelines should be considered along with your background, diet, lifestyle and medical history.