Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) shows the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology (cancer, fibrocystic disease, lymph congestion, inflammation or vascular changes etc.), offering the chance to become aware of worrisome physiological changes before formal diagnosis.
Thermography is a test of physiology, while mammogram, ultrasound, and MRI are a test of anatomy. This means that we cannot detect masses. All women can benefit from thermal screening, especially younger women in their 30s-50s with dense breast tissue, overweight women, women with fibrocystic conditions, and women with breast implants.
It is also a valuable test to see the chest wall and the lymphatic system in the axilla that mammogram misses.
According to the National Cancer Institute, 90-95% of Breast Cancers are "lifestyle"-related
Breast thermography allows women to be proactive about their breast health at any age.
Thermography is NOT a replacement of mammogram but it is a valuable adjunct. Thermography, along with either mammogram/ultrasound/MRI, and self-evaluation gives a comprehensive early screening opportunity for women.
When looking at the root causes of breast cancer, only 5%-10% are related to genetics. What contributes to breast cancer?
Prolonged estrogen exposure
First full-term pregnancy after age 30
Never having a full-term pregnancy
Heavy alcohol use
Early start of menstruation/ late menopause
Poor diet/ lack of exercise
Stress and toxins
Thermography isn't a cure but offers the earliest possible method for monitoring physiological changes in the breast, and is a predictive indicator.
Early predictive indications offer the
opportunity for early intervention and prevention.
To establish a baseline, 2 scans are recommended within 3-6 months to see if there is any abnormal activity happening. Assuming there are no thermal changes after the 2 baseline scans, annual screening is recommended.
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