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Thousands of people in the United States have taken advantage of Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging. (DITI) DITI detects heat to measure the physiological activity in your body. This clinical test is supported by 30 years of research and over 8000 published medical studies. This procedure takes less than 20 minutes, requires no physical contact, is 100% safe with no radiation and is FDA approved.

Medical DITI is a non-invasive, safe, diagnostic tool that pictures and analyzes changes in the skin’s surface temperature without the use of radiation. While X-rays, ultrasound, and mammography show us the structure of the body, they will miss such things as active inflammation and increased blood supply as found in many illnesses. DITI is a unique technology that takes a picture and creates a map of the infrared patterns of the body. It is different from other screening tools because it helps you to see how your body functions.

We offer thermography once a month at Optimal Wellness Solutions 

 (usually the last Wednesday of the month)

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DITI is now available to people in the area who want access to the earliest, safest, and most comfortable screening that technology offers without sacrificing effectiveness. An infrared scanning device is used to convert infrared imaging from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are shown in color on a monitor.

This visual image maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram. The spectrum of colors indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of heat being emitted from the body surface. Since there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal temperature differences are easily identified. Medical DITI is highly sensitive to variations in the vascular, muscular, neural, and skeletal systems and can contribute invaluable information to a diagnosis made by a physician.

Is it accurate? Yes. As a routine screening tool, it has been shown to be 97% effective at detecting benign vs. malignant breast abnormalities. One study tracked 1537 women with abnormal thermograms for 12 years.

They had normal mammograms and physical exams. Within 5 years, 40% of the women developed malignancies. The researchers commented, “an abnormal thermogram is the single most important marker of high risk for the future development of breast cancer”. These results have been repeated time and again for nearly 30 years. (See our research link)

Medical DITI has been used extensively in human medicine in the U.S., Europe, and Asia for the past 20 years. Current state-of-the-art, PC-based infrared technology is now designed specifically for clinical use.

It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress, for conditions and injuries, including:

  • Back Injuries

  • Arthritis

  • Headache

  • Nerve Damage

  • Unexplained Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • RSD (CRPS)

  • Dental and TMJ

  • Artery Inflammation

  • Vascular Disease

  • Breast Disease

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Disc Disease

  • Inflammatory Pain

  • Skin Cancer

  • Referred Pain Syndrome

  • Sprain/Strain

  • Stroke Screening

  • Whiplash

  • Digestive Disorders

Breast Screening

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Thermography offers a painless, non-invasive, state-of-the-art clinical test without any exposure to radiation and is a valuable procedure for alerting your GP or specialist to the possibility of underlying breast disease.  When used as part of an early detection program, thermography gives women (and men) of all ages the opportunity to increase their chances of detecting breast disease at an early stage.

This test is designed to improve the chances of detecting fast-growing, active tumors in the intervals between mammography screenings. When used with other procedures, the best possible evaluation of breast health is made.

Thermography is particularly useful for women under 50 who tend to have denser breast tissue or women who’ve undergone mastectomy or other surgery of the breast.

The screening test includes 5 images: One front view, two side views and two oblique views, which cover entire chest, underarms and lymph area.   And at RHI, this test is completely private. We allow 30 minutes for this appointment which includes an opportunity to review scans and answer questions.

Initially, two screenings, 3 months apart, generally establishes a thermal baseline. This baseline is used for all future analysis. The key to screening breast health is to monitor for change over time.

All patients’s thermograms are interpreted by MD’s board ceritified in thermology. Your report will be on their letterhead. The reports and images are maintained in a secure data-base for future access.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is not usually detected by mammograms or ultrasounds. Its aggressive nature makes early detection critical. Fig. 2 shows a thermogram of a woman with IBC who had no symptoms of the disease.

Don’t forget to do your monthly breast self exam!

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