DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging or Thermography) is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that allows the examiner to visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared scanning device is used to convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color on a monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram.
DITI's role in breast disorders is to help in the early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of the disease. When used with other procedures, the best possible evaluation of breast health is made. This 15-minute non-invasive test is a valuable procedure for alerting your GP or specialist to the possibility of underlying breast disease. DITI is especially appropriate for younger women between 30 and 50 whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to pick up suspicious lesions. This test can provide a 'clinical marker' to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.
Pain in the body shows up as Hyperthermia (hot spots: red and white) or Hypothermia (cold spots: blue, purple, and black) indicates to the client and/or practitioner a vascular or nerve problem within the body. The spectrum of colors indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body's surface. Since there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal temperature asymmetries can be easily identified. Used as a preventative tool, DITI can be a wonderful resource for vascular problems and carotid arteries. TMJ, infected root canals, and gum disease can also be indicated by thermography.
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 a precursor to disease in the body and directly correlates with other diagnostic tests. Early detection of inflammation is critical - you can prevent or intervene in the development process before it turns into a disease. Measuring inflammation through thermal imaging consistently can also be very effective at detecting the severity of a medical condition. Full body screenings for men or women can assess many different options- including heart disease and stroke assessment, dental and sinus issues, thyroid and immune function, organs, arthritic and pain conditions, and circulatory and inflammatory processes.
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Please note Dr. Janelle Love has a separate business from Insight Holistic Imaging (Thermography). Patients who get thermography at her office does not have to be a patient of Dr. Love and do not become a patient of Dr. Love unless they are seen in the office as new patients with her specifically.