We Specialize in Digital Thermography -Thermal Imaging.
A better way to detect disease
Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that converts infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are represented in color. The spectrum of colors indicates 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 various levels of pain. Medical Thermographyâs 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.
A conventional x-ray mammogram uses radiation to produce an image on film. It emits/uses harmful free radicals and radiation to which the patient is exposed in the process. 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 an image on film. DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Images) uses a patientâs own body heat to create a âheat signatureâ. Diseased cells require large amounts of energy to grow. This activity generates a discernible amount of heat the camera detects and displays on the screen. The camera is able to detect anomalies the size of a pinhead. X-rays, CT Ultrasound and M.R.I. etc is are all tests of âanatomyâ that measure the structures of a body. DITI is unique in its capability to show physiological change and metabolic processes. Therefore, it is better in detecting disease than the conventional methods.
Digital Infared Thermal Imaging
This technology 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)
The role of DITI is to help in early detection and/or monitoring of abnormal physiology in breast cancer and other breast disorders. It can establish risk factors for the development or existence of disease. When used with other procedures, DITI can provide and result in the best evaluation for your health care.
This 15 minute, radiation-free, non-contact screening is a valuable, viable procedure for alerting your health professional to the possibility of underlying disease, be it in the breast or elsewhere. Infrared thermal imaging is designed to detect the angiogenesisâ of early active tumors. Some are so small that even with mammography, professional and/or self examinations, in women under 50 years of age they may not be found.
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. Many factors are essential to maintaining good health and all deserve your careful consideration.