Thermography or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a screening tool for physiologic cellular health. It’s a non-invasive, radiation-free test that uses infrared imaging to perform a full body scan. It is most commonly used for Breast Cancer screenings where the equipment has an FDA 510k clearance for possible early detection but ideally prevention of cancer and other diseases. The scan detects physiological changes in the body that are a response to disease or pathology, such as abnormal vascular activity and inflammation. By identifying hot spots or cold spots in the body you can take steps, either through further diagnostic testing or changes in diet and lifestyle, to heal your body and eliminate inflammation.
Thermography produces an infrared image that shows the patterns of heat and blood flow near the surface of the body. This is very different than other modalities such as Mammography, MRI, and ultrasounds that are useful for anatomical or structural analysis. Those tests look at what’s happening in the body that can be seen such as a cyst or a tumor. Thermography looks at the heat discrepancies in your body. Thermography can detect disease 8-10 years before it manifests in symptoms or severe health problems in some cases. You can receive a breast only scan, a female or male health profile, or a full body imaging.