Breast Cancer Information Information Research

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging In Medical Therapy

Digital technology now makes Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging available to all. There now is a completely safe test that can aid in diagnosis, treatment and monitoring with absolutely no risk or radiation exposure.

DITI, or digital infrared thermal imaging, is a noninvasive diagnostic test that allows a health practitioner to see and measure changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared scanning camera translates infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface and records them on a color monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram. The spectrum of colors indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. In healthy people, there is a symmetrical skin pattern which is consistent and reproducible for any individual.

DITI is highly sensitive and can therefore be used clinically to detect disease in the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems. Medical DITI has been used extensively in human medicine in the United States, Europe and Asia for the past 20 years. Until now, bulky equipment has hindered its diagnostic and economic feasibility. Now, PC-based infrared technology designed specifically for clinical application has changed all this.

Clinical uses for DITI include, defining the extent of a lesion of which a diagnosis has previously been made (for example, vascular disease); localizing an abnormal area not previously identified, so further diagnostic tests can be performed (as in Irritable Bowel Syndrome); detecting early lesions before they are clinically evident (as in breast cancer or other breast diseases); and monitoring the healing process before a patient returns to work or training (as in workman's compensation claims).

Medical DITI is filling the gap in clinical diagnosis; X-ray, Computed Tomography, Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), are tests of anatomy or structure. DITI is unique in its capability to show physiological or functional changes and metabolic processes. It has also proven to be a very useful complementary procedure to other diagnostic procedures.

Unlike most diagnostic modalities DITI is non invasive. It is a very sensitive and reliable means of graphically mapping and displaying skin surface temperature. With DITI you can diagnosis, evaluate, monitor and document a large number of injuries and conditions, including soft tissue injuries and sensory/autonomic nerve fiber dysfunction. Medical DITI can offer considerable financial savings by avoiding the need for more expensive investigation for many patients. Medical DITI can graphically display the biased feeling of pain by accurately displaying the changes in skin surface temperature. Disease states commonly associated with pain include Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or RSD, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Medical DITI can show a combined effect of the autonomic nervous system and the vascular system, down to capillary dysfunctions. The effects of these changes reveal an asymmetry in temperature distribution on the surface of the body. DITI is a monitor of thermal abnormalities present in a number of diseases and physical injuries. It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as therapy follow up and rehabilitation monitoring, within clinical fields that include rheumatology, neurology, physiotherapy, sports medicine, oncology, pediatrics, orthopedics and many others.

Results obtained with medical DITI systems are totally objective and show excellent correlation with other diagnostic tests.

Thermographic screening is not covered by most insurance companies but is surprisingly affordable for most people. For more information or to find a certified clinic in your area, go to

Brenda Witt is co-owner of Proactive Health Solutions in Southern California. She is an American College of Clinical Thermology (ACCT) certified thermographer in the Orange County area.


Breast Cancer Isn't Just A Woman's Fight
"Back in April 2010 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Yes I am a it's different," Bret Miller said. (Video via Ford Warriors in Pink). Nearly 1 percent of breast cancers in the U.S. occur in men. About 2,350 men will be diagnosed with the ...
Breast cancer: Straight talk amid confusing informationFox News
Breast Cancer Awareness MonthWNAX
5 breast cancer organizations to check out before you buy anything with a pink ...Upworthy
Forbes -Huffington Post
all 687 news articles »


Go pink and link arms for breast cancer research
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) - Niagara Falls will be lit up pink on Friday, October 9 in honor of Hard Rock International's Pinktober campaign meant to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The night begins when breast cancer survivors ...

and more »


ASU Nursing Student Fights Breast Cancer
Hanna's battle inspired her nursing school sisters to form Team Hanna's Hooters to take part in Savannah's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. “I'm just real excited to be a part of the walk and to celebrate Hanna and the other survivors that ...

People Magazine

Breast Cancer Survivor Finds Comfort in Delivering Flowers to Other Patients ...
People Magazine
After receiving the heartbreaking news of her breast cancer diagnosis last December – and undergoing months of radiation treatments – Yvonne Dubra found true solace in reaching out to other patients. Shortly after starting treatment, Dubra, now a ...

and more »


Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Less Invasive Treatment
American women with an early, noninvasive stage of breast cancer are increasingly opting for less extensive surgery, a new study says. But there was one exception to the trend: The number of patients who decide to have both breasts removed is growing, ...
For Early Breast Cancer, More US Women Choose Less Invasive TreatmentU.S. News & World Report

all 8 news articles »

Mom tackled breast cancer with help from her football family
When Laura Sclafani was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, she knew one place she could always find comfort during the biggest battle of her life. "You think of my family and all you do, it's football,'' she said on TODAY Friday. "In football, you ...

and more »

WRTV Indianapolis

WATCH: 29-year-old beats breast cancer, gets featured on cover of Pink Ribbon ...
WRTV Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS – She got breast cancer against all the odds. A 29-year-old healthy athlete found lumps in her breast during a self-exam. And it taught her a big lesson. “Breast cancer is indiscriminate. It affects so many people,” she said. “And it doesn ...

and more »

austin360 (blog)

Help Adelbert's Brewery raise money for local breast cancer charity
austin360 (blog)
The bombers are in local stores now; plus, make sure to visit the brewery tomorrow for a special event centered around the brew that will raise money for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas. From 1 to 7 p.m., Adelbert's will be selling pours of ...

OUR OPINION: 2020: Deadline is set for a breast cancer cure
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
The color pink has become emblematic of breast cancer awareness and the necessity of pushing everyone to take responsibility for themselves while making others in their circle of relationships aware of the disease's frequency, impact and possibilities ...
Marin breast cancer incidence rates continue to dropSan Jose Mercury News
Catching Breast Cancer Early Saves Lives, Study
10 places to dine to support Breast Cancer Awareness
ThinkProgress -Huffington Post
all 1,478 news articles »

Eli Lillys Breast Cancer Drug Gets Breakthrough Status
Currently, Eli Lilly is conducting phase II (MONARCH 1 – monotherapy in women with HR+, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) metastatic breast cancer) and phase III studies (MONARCH 2 and MONARCH 3) on abemaciclib for the ...

and more »

Google News


home | site map
© 2006