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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

 
faq1•    What is thermography?
•    How is it different from other methods of diagnostic assessment?
•    For what is DITI used?
•    What is the procedure like?
•    How long does the procedure take?
•    How are the scans used?
•    How soon will the report be available?



What is thermography?

Thermography or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITTI) is a completely non-invasive clinical imaging procedure detecting and monitoring a number of concerns, from physical injuries to diseases, by illustrating the thermal abnormalities present in the patient's body. It is risk free and provides instant images.


How is it different from other methods of diagnostic assessment?

DITI is the only method of diagnostic assessment available that will actually visualize pain and pathology and can analyze both, anywhere on the body . It can also be used in conjunction with and is an excellent addition to other standard diagnostic procedures. While X-Rays, CT Scans, Ultrasounds and MRIs are tests that measure the body structures, DITI is uniquely capable of illustrating the physiological changes and metabolic processes within the body. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is a non-invasive screening technique that offers clinically relevant information without side effects.


For what is DITI used?

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging assists in the prognosis, diagnosis and monitoring of a myriad of different conditions, injuries and diseases like:

  • Breast Disease
  • Headache
  • Skin Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Stroke Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Disc Disease
  • Back Injuries
  • RSD (CRPS)
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Nerve Damage
  • Inflammatory Pain
  • Unexplained Pain
  • Sprain I Strain
  • Dental and TMJ
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Referred Pain Syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Artery Inflammation



What is the procedure like?

DITI is not like other diagnostic tests, because it is not invasive. The test starts with an overview of your medical history prior to partially disrobing so that the scanning can be performed.


How long does the procedure take?

A standard region of interest scan takes approximately 30 minutes, while a full body scan can take up to 1 hour.


How are the scans used?

The images (thermograms) are stored and sent electronically to a Thermologist, who is a medical doctor certified to interpret and write reports. Reports are printed and sent to you directly, and can also be forwarded to your healthcare professional, at your request.


How soon will the report be available?

Reports are prepared and sent within a few business days. You will receive your results within about 1 week from the date of your appointment.