Medical Thermography Imaging
Medical Thermal Imaging’also known as, Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (D.I.T.T), or Thermography. This is a non-invasive clinical imaging technique for detecting and monitoring diseases and physical injuries by showing any thermal abnormalities present in the body. Thermography uses special infrared-sensitive cameras to digitally record images of the variations in surface temperature of the human body. The recorded images are calling thermograms. These thermograms are then analyzed by a medical doctor who will give diagnosis/prognosis based on the images. Thermography can be used as an aid in diagnosis and prognosis. It also as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries which include: Artery Inflammation, Arthritis, Back Injuries, Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cystic Formations, DCIS, Dental & TMJ, Digestive Disorders, Disc Disease, Diverticulitis, Fibromyalgia, Headache/Migraine Cause, Heart Disease, Inflammatory Pain, Referred Pain Syndrome, RSD (CRPS), Sprain/Strain, Stroke Screening, Thrombosis (Deep Vein), Unexplained Pain, Varicosities, Vascular Disease, Whiplash, and much more! Breast Thermography is approved by the FDA as an alternative to a traditional mammogram. It can detect signs of cancer up to ten years earlier. As a safe, non-invasive screen technique for breast cancer, there is no touching or compression of the breast during the exam, which only takes minutes to complete.
How does it work?
Thermography enables registration of the trophic conditions of tissues, as well as thermoregulatory mechanisms, altered areas of tissue metabolism, and inflammatory response. Increased blood flow accompanying inflammatory reaction, as well as increased tissue catabolism , causes significant rise in local temperature. A map of body temperature is presented graphically and for each temperature scale there is a different colour assigned. A significant and positive feature of diagnostic thermographic measurements is a brief assessment of blood supply of a particular area which proportionally reflects a local rise or drop in temperature, which is directly connected with a series of both functional and pathological processes, which accompany some phases of inflammatory reaction.
Benefits of Medical Thermal Imaging
- Earlier detection: Generally, a tumor is first detected by a mammogram when it is about 2.5 cm, or the size of a dime, and at this stage it has been growing for at least 8 years. Thermography can detect cancer 8-10 years earlier than a traditional mammogram when it is in its earlier stages.
- Mammography can be a cause for multiple unnecessary biopsies. Studies have shown that biopsies for 70% to 80% of all positive mammograms do not show any presence of cancer. Breast Thermography has an average accuracy of 90%, and research shows that it can significantly improve long-term survival rates.
Thermography Scan in Spring Oasis
At Spring Oasis, our trained therapist obtains important clinical information from this test to help assess and follow up with patients’ condition.