This quick and easy test starts with a complete and confidential medical history followed by a series of contact free images taken by a medical grade thermal camera. 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. 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.
Look What's New! The Women's Health exam includes head, neck, chest (including the breast scan) , abdomen, pelvis and back. This test will examine the inflammatory patterns of the body and help to define areas of concern in an easy to read format.
Appointments are available Mon.-Sat. 12n - 8pm.
Breast Screening- initial (2 scans, 3 months apart)- $300
Breast Screening- annual- $200
Additional follow-up breast scan- $100
Women's Health Screen - $375
Half Body (w/o breast scan)- $325
Full Body- $450
Region of interest (single area) $200
What is Thermography?
Thermography, also known as digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) is a 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.
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 existence of cancer. When used with other procedures 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