Breast Thermal Imaging
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a 15 minute non invasive test of physiology. It is a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate early stage breast disease.
The benefit of DITI testing is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through breast self examination, doctor examination or mammography alone.
DITI detects the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan accordingly and lay out a careful program to further diagnose and /or MONITOR you during and after any treatment.
This quick and easy test starts with your medical history being taken before you partially disrobe for the scanning to be performed. This first session provides the baseline of your "thermal signature". A subsequent session assures that the patterns remain unchanged.
All of your thermograms (breast images) are kept on record and once your stable thermal pattern has been established any changes can be detected during your routine annual studies.
All women can benefit from DITI breast screening. However, it is especially appropriate for younger women (30 - 50) whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. Also for women of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a 'clinical marker' to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.
It takes years for a tumor to grow thus the earliest possible indication of abnormality is needed to allow for the earliest possible treatment and intervention. DITI's role in monitoring breast health is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology.
NORMALGood thermal symmetry with no suspicious thermal findings. These patterns represent a baseline that won't alter over time and can only be changed by pathology.
FIBROCYSTICSignificant vascular activity in the left breast which was clinically correlated with fibrocystic changes.
BASELINEBaseline thermogram showed a slight hyperthermic asymmetry in the upper right breast.
3 MONTHSThe follow-up study at 3 months showed the pattern had become more well defined. Mammography was inconclusive.
12 MONTHSSignificantly increased vascular changes. Repeat mammogram showed a small calcification (1 mm) at 1 O'clock. A lumpectomy was performed confirming a malignant carcinoma (DCIS).
INFLAMMATORY CANCERThere were no visible signs of abnormality. Referral to a breast specialist and a subsequent biopsy diagnosed inflammatory breast cancer at a very early stage.
DUCTAL CARCINOMAThe vascular asymmetry in the upper left breast was particularly suspicious and clinical investigation indicated a palpable mass. A biopsy was performed and a DCIS of 2 cm was diagnosed.
Full Body Thermal Imaging
DITI is unique in it's capacity to visually record physiological problems and metabolic processes. DITI is non-invasive, non-contact and radiation-free. Finding the source of your pain with DITI will help your doctor accurately diagnose and treat your specific ailments effectively.(Breast Imaging is included with a full body scan).
A Thermographic Evaluation is recommended for any of the following indications:
|Altered Ambulatory Kinetics
Brachial Plexus Injury
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Deep Vein Thromosis
External Carotid Insufficiency
Herniated Nucleus Pulposis
Internal Carotid Insufficiency
Infectious Disease (Shingles,
Lumbosacral Plexus Injury
Lower Motor Neuron Disease
Median Nerve Neuropathy
Nerve Root Irritation
Nerve Stretch Injury
Neoplasia (melanoma, squamous cell, basal)
Nutritional Disease (Alcoholism,Diabetes)
Peripheral Nerve Injury
Peripheral Axon Disease
Referred Pain Syndrome
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Soft Tissue Injury
Sensory Nerve Abnormality
Superficial Vascular Disease
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
Dr. Gary Snyder
Disclaimer: Breast thermography offers women information that no other procedure can provide. However, breast thermography is not a replacement for or alternative to mammography or any other form of breast imaging. Breast thermography is meant to be used in addition to mammography and other tests or procedures. Breast thermography and mammography are complementary procedures, one test does not replace the other. All thermography reports are meant to identify thermal emissions that suggest potential risk markers only and do not in any way suggest diagnosis and/or treatment. Studies show that the earliest detection is realized when multiple tests are used together. This multimodal approach includes breast self-examinations, physical breast exams by a doctor, mammography, ultrasound, MRI, thermography, and other tests that may be ordered by your doctor.