General Health Screening and Pain Detection
Thermography is not only important in the detection of breast disease, but also is an unmissable tool in pain detection.
Thermography has been extensively used in the horse racing industry for many years to help determine if a horse is fit to race after an injury. Fortunately for the owner, DITI can clearly show what the progress of healing is, so that the right decision can be made regarding its treatment.
Over thirty years of clinical use and more than 8,000 peer-reviewed studies in the medical literature have established thermography as a safe and effective research tool with means to examine the human body (1-10). It is completely non-invasive, and as such, does not require the use of radiation or other potentially harmful elements.
In humans it can detect areas of inflammation and infections, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia or fever; slow healing after surgery; soft tissue injuries; nerve damage (RDS, Bell's Palsy); deep varicose veins; frozen shoulder; numbness and tingling in hands and feet; diabetic ulcers of the feet and legs.
Medical research has shown thermography to be helpful in the diagnosis of (14-33):
Nervous System Disorders
Metabolic Disorders, including Diabetes and Inflammation
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Headaches, Neck and Back Problems
Soft Tissue Injuries among others
In some cases, thermography findings are the first observations of a problem in th emaking before symptoms occur. An example is the detection of diabetic foot ulcers before they have come to the surface.
With others, thermography may reveal the true cause of their symptoms, so that more effective treatment can be administered. However, it should be noted that thermography does not, in any way suggest a diagnosis and/or treatment.
The appointment for a half body takes around 1 hour and for a full body 1 hour and 30 minutes, of which only about 10 - 20 minutes is needed for the actual screening itself. The rest of the time is for the case-taking and for the body to acclimatise to the room temperature, so it is optimally prepared for the screening.