Breast Health / Thermography

We offer Thermography in the privacy of our offices for your comfort and convenience.

What is Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging? (DITI)

It is a 15 minute non-invasive test of physiology. It is a valuable procedure for alerting your Doctor to changes that can indicate early stage breast disease.

 

The benefit of DITI testing is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through breast self examination, doctor evaluation 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 treatments.

Breast Thermography
The Procedure
  • Non-Invasive
  • No Radiation
  • Painless
  • No contact with the body
  • FDA registered

This quick and easy test starts with your medical history being taken before you partially disrobe for the scanning to be preformed. This first session provides that baseline of your “thermal signature”.

A subsequent session assures that the patterns remain unchanged.

All of your thermograms (breast images) are kept on record and once your stable thermal pattern has been established any changes can be detected during your routine annual studies

Who is this for?

Breast HealthAll Women can benefit from DITI breast screening. However, it is especially appropriate for younger women (30 – 50) 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 to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a “clinical marker” to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.

 

It usually takes years for a tumor to grow thus the earliest possible indication of abnormality is needed to allow for the earliest possible treatment and intervention. DITI’s role in monitoring breast health is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology. Your results are reported quickly by certified doctors and include all color images taken during your test.

Current Early Detection Guidelines

One day there may be a single method for the early detection of breast cancer. Until then, using a combination of methods will increase your chances of detecting cancer in a early stage.

 

These methods include:

  • Annual or semi-annual DITI screening for women of all ages.
  • Mammography as considered appropriate
  • A regular breast examination by a health professional
  • Monthly breast self-examinations
  • Personal awareness for changes in the breasts
  • Readiness to discuss quickly any such changes with a doctor.

 

These guidelines should be considered along with your background and medical history.

 

Early Detection Saves Lives

 

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.

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