Medical thermography

Medical thermography

Medical Thermography

Medical thermography (digital infrared thermal imaging – DITI) is a test that uses an infrared camera to detect heat patterns and blood flow in body tissues. Digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) is the type of thermography that’s used to diagnose breast cancer. DITI reveals temperature differences on the surface of the breasts to diagnose breast cancer. The idea behind this test is that, as cancer cells multiply, they need more oxygen-rich blood to grow. When blood flow to the tumor increases, the temperature around it rises. One advantage is that thermography doesn’t give off radiation like mammography, which uses low-dose X-rays to take pictures from inside the breasts.

Medical thermography advantages:

1. Safe, easy , pain-free, and radiation-free.
2. Provides a color coded temperature “fingerprint”.
3. No contact, compression, or pain.
4. Detects physiological changes of the body in real time imaging.
5. Identifies inflammatory conditions by temperature changes.
6. Identifies fibrocystic tissue disease and tumor inflammation within the body.
7. Effectively and safely screens dense breasts and women with implants.
8. Useful for evaluating chest wall size after breast surgery.
9. Effective for breasts of all sizes.
10. Creates opportunities for early intervention!

Thermographer (thermal imager) is a screening device for the purpose of assisting the health practitioner to care for their patients by promoting health and prevention of disease by using the physiological warning signs made possible by medical thermography, or infrared imaging. Medical Thermography may detect changes that if left unattended, could possibly progress into a late stage disease that could then be detected by other types of thermal imaging devices or even simple Tourist camera.

Some applications of Medical thermography:

1. Breast pathologies.
2. Extra-Cranial Vessel Disease.
3. Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal.
4. Vertebrae (nerve problems/arthritis).
5. Lower Extremity Vessel Disease.