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What is Thermal Imaging?

Digital Infrared thermal imaging, or DITI, is a totally non-invasive, painless procedure with no radiation and no contact with the body. DITI is a clinical imaging technique that records the thermal patterns of your body. Your thermal images are used by your healthcare practitioner to help diagnose and monitor pain or pathology in any part of your body.


Breast Health Screening with Thermal Imaging

DITI's role in breast cancer and other breast 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. 


Thermography is a painless, non invasive, state of the art clinical test without any exposure to radiation and is used as part of an early detection program which gives women of all ages the opportunity to increase their chances of detecting breast disease at an early stage. It is particularly useful for women under 50 where mammography is less effective.


This 15 minute non invasive test is a valuable procedure for alerting your GP or specialist to the possibility of underlying breast disease. Your results can provide your doctor with information to plan accordingly and lay out a careful program to further diagnose and /or monitor you during and after any treatment. 


Pain Thermography

DITI is the only method available for visualizing pain and pathology. It assess pain and pathology anywhere on the body and is a useful adjunctive procedure to other diagnostic tools. DITI is cost efective, risk free and provides instant images.

Preparing For a Thermal Scan

Here are a few guidelines for preparing for a thermal scan:
-Do not have physical therapy, massage, or electromyography on the same day thermography is performed
-Do not participate in vigorous exercise 2 hours prior to the test.
-Do not smoke for 2 hours before the test
-Do not use lotions, deodorants, powder or liniments on day of test
-Stay out of strong sunlight on the day of test
-There are no dietary or medication restrictions on the day of your scan but no excessive hot or cold drinks prior to the test.
-Wear loose fitting clothes if possible.

 -You will remove all jewelry and clothes from the part of the body being scanned (for full body scans you leave underpants on), and will be asked to wear a surgical gown. For a breast scan, you will be ask to disrobe from the waist up.

*Do not come for a scan if you have a sunburn on your chest or the area of interest. You would need to wait until all the sunburned area has peeled off.


Thermal Imaging for Other Medical Concerns:


  • Altered Ambulatory Kinetics

  • Altered Biokinetics

  • Arteriosclerosis

  • Brachial Plexus Injury

  • Biomechanical Impropriety

  • Breast Disease

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Causalgia

  • Compartment Syndromes

  • Cord Pain/Injury

  • Deep Vein Thromosis

  • Disc Disease

  • Disc Syndromes

  • Dystrophy

  • External Carotid Insufficiency

  • Facet Syndromes

  • Grafts

  • Hysteria

  • Headache Evaluation

  • Herniated Disc

  • Herniated Nucleus Pulposis

  • Hyperaesthesia

  • Hyperextension Injury

  • Hyperflexion Injury

  • Inflammatory Disease

  • Internal Carotid Insufficiency

  • Infectious Disease (Shingles, Leprosy)

  • Lumbosacral Plexus Injury

  • Ligament Tear

  • Lower Motor Neuron Disease

  • Malingering

  • Median Nerve Neuropathy

  • Morton's Neuroma

  • Myofascial Irritation

  • Muscle Tear

  • Musculoligamentous Spasm

  • Nerve Entrapment

  • Nerve Impingement

  • Nerve Pressure

  • Nerve Root Irritation

  • Nerve Stretch Injury

  • Nerve Trauma

  • Neuropathy

  • Neurovascular Compression

  • Neuralgia

  • Neuritis

  • Neuropraxia

  • Neoplasia(melanoma, squamous cell, basal)

  • Nutritional Disease (Alcoholism, Diabetes)

  • Peripheral Nerve Injury

  • Peripheral Axon Disease

  • Raynaud’s 

  • Referred Pain Syndrome

  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

  • Ruptured Disc

  • Somatization Disorders

  • Soft Tissue Injury

  • Sprain/Strain

  • Stroke Screening

  • Synovitis

  • Sensory Loss

  • Sensory Nerve Abnormality

  • Somatic Abnormality

  • Superficial Vascular Disease

  • Skin Abnormalities

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Temporal Arteritis

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Trigger Points

  • TMJ Dysfunction

  • Tendonitis

  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

  • Whiplash

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