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Thermography or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)

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Thermography, thermographic imaging or medical thermography is the use of infrared images of the human skin to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. It is a non-invasive diagnostic technique allowing us to quantify and visualize changes in skin surface temperature through infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electronic impulses in color on a monitor. This image that maps the body temperature is known as a thermogram.

Thermography takes a thermal picture to determine abnormalities or changes in breast tissue and can detect irregular patterns years before a mammogram. It can play a vital role in early detection, monitoring of abnormal physiology and establish the risk factors for the existence of breast cancer. This is more useful for women between 30 and 50 whose denser breast tissue can make it harder for a mammography to pick up suspicious lesions. The core principle behind thermography for breast cancer is that pre cancerous and cancerous masses are highly metabolic tissue requiring lot of nutrients / blood flow to maintain their growth. They do so by increasing circulation to their cells and sending chemicals to recruit dormant blood vessels, keep existing ones open and even create new ones. This process increases the regional surface temperature of the breast which can be detected by thermography.

Normal vs Abnormal breast scan

Normal breast scan
Abnornal breast scan

A practitioner can detect a vascular or nerve problem within the body through thermography as the pain in the body shows up as Hyperthermia (hot spots: red and white) or Hypothermia (cold spots: purple, black and blue). Through this spectrum of colors and a high degree of thermal symmetry present in the normal body, practitioners can detect subtle abnormal temperatures which can help detect vascular problems, carotid arteries, TMJ, gum disease, infected root canals and more. Thermography can not only detect the source of pain, but also monitor the recovery and healing process.

Full Body Thermography

Thermography can determine the physiology of the body and can be used to uncover hidden health issues. It can not only show the inflammatory process, but also the comparative changes in joints, muscles and nerve compression. A full body scan can help detect a host of conditions such as thyroid disfunction, allergies, TMJ, arthritic conditions, dental pathologies, cardiovascular disorders, digestive disorder and so on.

It can also help in diagnosis and detection of:
• Heart disease: It can access heart function and detect inflammation in carotid arteries and heat levels in this region can be used to access immune disfunction, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and aching joints.
• Nerve Compression: Thermal imaging can be used to develop diabetic neuropathies of the foot detect if the toes have become hypothermic to detect diabetes years before it can be detected by blood tests giving the patient a chance to treat the condition
• Arthritic conditions: Thermal imaging can not only detect early signs or arthritis, it can even help differentiate between osteoarthritis and severe forms like rheumatoid arthritis.
• Neck/Back Pain: As the thermal pain patterns light up white and red hot on a scan of the involved area, it will help you get faster relief by targeting the precise area.
• Immune Dysfunction: The T1 and T2 areas of the spine correlate to the immune system. High heat levels in this area can indicate immune dysfunction and cool patterns in this area can detect chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and aching joints.
• Sinus Issues and Headaches: Excess heat in the sinus and forehead region can indicate that these systems and not functioning properly.
• Other Conditions: Thermography can also be used to detect herniated discs, bursitis, nerve problems, stroke, muscle or ligament tear, whiplash, cancer screening and more!

Inflamed carotid artery

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