What is Breast Thermography?
The use of Digital Infrared Imaging is based on the principle that metabolic activity and vascular circulation in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is almost always higher than in normal breast tissue. In an ever-increasing need for nutrients, cancerous tumors increase circulation to their cells by holding open existing blood vessels, opening dormant vessels, and creating new ones (neoangiogenesis). This process frequently results in an increase in regional surface temperatures of the breast. DII uses ultra-sensitive medical infrared cameras and sophisticated computers to detect, analyze, and produce high-resolution images of these temperature variations. Because of DII’s extreme sensitivity, these temperature variations may be among the earliest signs of breast cancer and/or a pre-cancerous state of the breast. Quoted from BreastTermography.com
How does Thermography differ from Mammography?
Completely safe as there is NO Radiation involved in this technology. Painless and there is no contact to the body! All women can benefit from Thermography. It is especially appropriate for younger women, and women with denser breast tissue, where mammography is not as reliable. Thermography can look for abnormalities outside the borders of the breast and at the chest wall.
Is it safe for pregnant women, children?
I you can have a photography session, you can have a thermography session. In fact it is the safest test known, as it does not give you data, it takes your data in a form of heat.
Is Breast Thermography Different Than a Mammogram?
Yes. It's two completely different tests.
Does Breast Thermography Replace a Mammogram?
No, it does not.
Can Thermography Diagnose Breast Cancer?
Neither mammography, ultrasound, nor thermography can diagnose cancer. Only a biopsy can definitely diagnose cancer. When used together, thermograms, mammograms, and breast clinical examinations offer the best screening evaluations for a woman breast health.
Who Should Have a Thermogram?
Anyone who care about his/her Health.
What are the Guidelines for Thermography Screening?
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 an early stage.
These methods include:
Regular breast thermography for women of all ages, starting at age 25;
Mammography, when appropriate, for women over 50;
A regular breast examination by a health professional;
Monthly breast self-examination;
Personal awareness for changes in the breasts.
Services and FAQ
Thermography is not just for Breast Scans or women. Below are some options for men and women.
Female Health Screening Scan
views included: head, neck, breasts, chest, heart and lungs, abdomen and lower back
Female Full Body Scan
views included: head, neck, breasts, chest, heart and lungs, abdomen and lower back, legs, feet, arms and hands
Male Health Screening Scan
views included: head, neck, chest, heart and lungs, abdomen and lower back
Male Full Body Scan
views included: head, neck, chest, heart and lungs, abdomen and lower back, legs, feet, arms and hands
Head, Neck & Thyroid Scan
Arms & Hands Scan
Legs & Feet Scan
You can also specify an area of concern.
What is Thermography used for?
Thermography provides information about acute and chronic health conditions and makes distinctions between aggravated and residual tissue injury and are used for certain sports injuries.
Thermograms can visualize pain identity and residual pain following surgery; thermograms monitor the progress of healing protocols as well as postsurgical healing.
Thermal Imaging is the safest, non-invasive, no radiation, FDA registered form of digital infrared thermal imaging (D.I.T.I.). It’s an effective and accurate tool to identify one’s health risk assessment.
D.I.T.I. is capable of detecting Physiological (Functional) changes in a body, all other are detecting Anatomical (Structural) changes. Physiology changes precede Anatomy changes.
The difference between the recognition of Physiological and Anatomical changes, time wise, can be anywhere between 5 to 8 years.