Thermography of Houston specializes in breast and full body imaging, providing a unique, functional view of your body's current physiological state for those with an interest in proactive approaches to help.
Medical DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging), also known as thermography, is a brilliantly simple and completely harmless clinical imaging technology that takes a picture of the body's thermal-infrared patterns. It is unique in that it sees the function, or physiology, occurring in real-time. Other imaging technologies such as MRI or X-ray detect anatomical changes and abnormalities, but miss conditions like active inflammation, referred pain, infection, or angiogenesis.
Thermography is popularly used for breast imaging and was FDA cleared in 1982 for adjunctive breast cancer screening. This technology should be used in combination with routine mammograms to provide a fuller picture, with both structural views and functional views of the breasts.
So, how does checking the skin's temperature give any information on what is happening
inside the body?
Deep within the body, there are abundant neural pathways of the sympathetic nervous system. Pathology within the body (disease and internal dysfunction) affects the surrounding sympathetic neural fibers, which then relay the message to the skin surface where the local temperature changes. A normal, healthy body typically shows thermal symmetry on the body and relatively remains the same over a lifetime. When thermal asymmetries are seen and thermal patterns change, an experienced interpreting doctor can determine what kind of indications are seen. All findings must be reviewed adjunctively with other imaging tests.
Inclusive: Thermography is appropriate for men and women of all ages. It is not limited by various factors like breast density, size, or age.
Unique: See beyond the spectrum of human eyes and X-ray. When standard diagnostic tests have been performed and you are still lacking answers, thermography can offer an insightful, functional view of the problem area for your doctor to consider.
Effortless: No pain, injections, fluids to take, or touching by the equipment or technician.
Radiation Free: No harmful radiation is emitted, so thermograms can be taken as often as needed.