This quick and easy test starts with a medical history being taken before you partially disrobe for the scanning to be performed. This first session provides the baseline of your “thermal signature”. A subsequent session assures that the patterns remain stable and unchanged. All of your thermograms (images) are interpreted by MD's who are board certified in thermology and are kept on record. Once your stable thermal pattern has been established, any changes can be readily detected during your routine annual screening. ALL women can benefit from DITI breast screening. However, it is especially appropriate for younger women (30 – 50) and those whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. Also for women of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable or unwilling to undergo routine mammography (ie. mastectomy, implants, tissue density etc.). This test can also provide a ‘clinical marker' to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area needs particularly close examination.
Full body, half body and region of interest scans are also available.
All breast scans are done by Liz Lonergan, RN.
Appointments are available
Mon.-Sat. 12n - 8pm.
Call for pricing and pre-scan instructions.
What is Thermography?
Thermography, also known as D.I.T.I. (digital infrared thermal imaging) is a 15 minute non-invasive test of physiology. This diagnostic technique 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 (to 0.01 degree C). 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.
Clinical uses for DITI include:
To localize an abnormal area not previously identified, so further diagnostic tests can be performed;
To define the extent of a lesion of which a diagnosis has previously been made;
To detect early lesions before they are clinically evident;
To monitor treatment and the healing process before the patient is returned to work.
We are a fully dedicated Thermography center, available Mon.- Sat. 12noon-8pm.
Thermography for breast screening
The benefit of DITI Breast screening is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through breast self-exam, doctor examination, or mammography alone.
Click here for an informative article by Dr. Len Saputo from Dr. Mercola's website.
DITI detects the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan accordingly and lay out a careful program to further diagnose and/or MONITOR you during and after any treatment.
DITI's role in breast cancer and other disorders is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existance of cancer. When used with other proceedures the best possible evaluation of breast health is made.
The procedure is:
No contact with the body
FDA Registered Medical Screening Test
Normal Thermographic Patterns