Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) or Thermography is a totally non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries, by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries including:
- Back Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Unexplained Pain
- RSD (CRPS)
- Dental and TMJ
- Artery Inflammation
- Vascular Disease
- Breast Disease
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Disc Disease
- Inflammatory Pain
- Skin Cancer
- Referred Pain Syndrome
- Stroke Screening
- Digestive Disorders
Images or 'Thermograms' can be taken of the whole body or just areas being investigated. The digitized images are stored on a computer and are sent electronically to a Thermologist (certified doctor) for interpretation and reporting. Your report is color
printed and a copy can also be sent to your health care professional.
The technology is here in northeast Wisconsin.
Unlike most diagnostic tests DITI is:
• No radiation
• No contact with the body
• FDA approved
Inflammation is a precursor to many diseases such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Heat patterns indicate inflammation, which is precursor to disease in the body and directly correlates with other diagnostic tests.
Earlier detection of inflammation is critical—you can prevent or intervene in the development process before it turns into disease.
Inflammation can also be reduced by dietary changes, supplements, detoxification, stress-reduction, massage and acupuncture.
Measuring inflammation through thermal imaging on a consistent basis can also be very effective at detecting the severity.
The earliest detection and prevention are the most important factors.
What happens in a Thermogram?
Step 1: You sit in a temperature controlled room to allow the body to cool from any external conditions and complete paperwork including a health survey.
Step 2: You are positioned in front of a Thermal Imaging Camera and the technician takes digital pictures (5–15 minutes). You will be able to see your body "live" on the computer screen, which may help you to better understand your body.
Step 3: Your pictures are sent out to a certified doctor for analysis of 1) the amount of heat and 2) the symmetry of the heat patterns. Heat patterns may indicate infection, inflammation or a variance from your body's norm.
Step 4: A report-of-findings arrives in a the mail shortly thereafter. This will help you and your doctor determine any next steps. We also provide recommendations for ways to reduce inflammation, if present, and provide personal health coaching programs if desired.
Step 5: Return for Thermograms annually to monitor your health and watch for changes. since everybody's body is different, the best way to detect problems is to measure changes to your own body's norm.
Significant carotid artery inflammation, suggesting potential stroke.
Pain in the Jaw
Thermogram findings helped confirm diagnosis of TMJ and referral to the appropriate specialist for treatment.
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There were no visible signs of abnormality. Referral to a breast specialist and a subsequent biopsy diagnosed inflammatory breast cancer at a very early stage.
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