What is Thermography and What Can it do For You?
May 01, 2016 11:53AM
by Sherri HudsonThermography, also known as digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI), is a totally non-invasive clinical imaging procedure that detects thermal differences within the body, which may indicate the presence of disease or physical injury. It can be used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools, for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress.
DITI is used for conditions and injuries, including: back injuries, arthritis, headache, nerve damage, unexplained pain, fibromyalgia, RSD (CRPS), dental problems and TMJ, artery inflammation, heart disease, vascular disease, breast disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, disc disease, inflammatory pain, skin cancer, referred pain syndrome, sprains and strains, stroke screening, whiplash, digestive disorders and many more diseases and dysfunctions in the body.
Images, known as thermograms, can be taken of the whole body or just specific areas, such as a breast scan or a half body scan that scans for disease in all the major organs of the body. These scans can be used as part of an annual wellness screening or for investigation of a specific clinical problem.
Unlike most diagnostic tests, thermography is non-invasive, uses no radiation, is painless, and there is no contact with the body. Early detection is the key to prevention and achieving better treatment options.
DITI fills a gap in clinical diagnosis in that X-ray, CT ultrasound and MRI are all tests of anatomy that measure the structures of your body, while thermography shows physiological changes and metabolic processes. It provides another tool to help you and your healthcare professional safely get you back to better health.
Sherri Hudson, CT offers thermography at The Institute of Multidimensional Medicine PLLC, 2311 M St., NW Washington, D.C. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 202-429-3783 or visit TIMMed.com.