THERMOGRAPHY / DITI DEFINITION:
Thermography, also known as DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging) is a non-invasive test using a heat -sensing camera. The images show temperature variation of body tissue. These variations are an indication of metabolic and pathological changes, an early sign of disease.
Thermography has been around since the 1960?s, with the technology improving greatly over the years. Thermography is FDA registered for use as a means to monitor to health.
Thermography is most often used as a means to monitor breast health
Thermography offers earlier detection of breast disease than is possible through breast self examination, doctor examination, or mammograms. Earlier detection gives the individual and their practitioners time to make adjustments to life style and hormonal balance which assists breast health.
This procedure begins with a 15 minute cool down period which allows your body to acclimate to room temperature. The room is kept between 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. You will be given a light gown to wear during this time.
While you are cooling down, your health history will be recorded.
The thermography scans will then be taken, typically 4 to 5 pictures for any one region of the body. The procedure will only take 5 to 20 minutes, depending on how many body regions are being scanned. You will be disrobed during this part of the procedure.
You are invited to view your scans, and ask any questions you may have.
Following the appointment, the thermography scans are sent by internet to Electronic Medical Intrepretation Center (EMI) to be reviewed by a qualified medical doctor. The report is sent back to the thermographer. Once the report is received, 2 full copies of the report and scans are mailed to the client. Most reports are received by the client within 3 to 7 days.
All of your thermography scans are kept on record and can be retrieved at any time upon your request. Additional copies can be requested for a small fee.