DITI of the breast offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible with breast self examination, physician palpation, or mammography alone.
DITI is a non invasive test. This means that there is no contact with the body of any kind, no radiation and the procedure is painless.
DITI is performed using sophisticated medical infra-red cameras, a clinician simply captures infrared images, or “thermograms” of the breasts. The digitized images are stored on a computer and can be sent electronically to a central database where a physician, such as a Radiologist or Thermologist (thermal imaging specialist), can perform statistical analysis. Significant asymmetries of the breast can indicate a physiological abnormality. This may be pathological (a disease) or it might indicate an anatomical variant.When a thermogram is positive, the job of differential diagnosis begins. Reports are color printed and sent to the patients and physician / specialist.
DITI detects the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease, then the physician can plan accordingly and lay out a careful clinical program to further diagnose and or MONITOR the patient until other standard testing becomes positive, thus allowing for the earliest possible treatment.
If a suspicious (positive) DITI breast examination is performed, the appropriate follow-up diagnostic and clinical testing can be ordered. This would include mammography and other imaging tests, clinical laboratory procedures, and nutritional and lifestyle evaluation.
All patients thermograms (breast images) are kept on record and form a baseline for all future routine evaluations.
DITI is a very sensitive and objective physiological test of abnormalities in the breast and as such is an extremely valuable and important adjunctive test with regard to early detection of breast disease.