Who Should Be Having Annual Thermal Imaging?

by Linda Weber Spradling, CCT, CHt

Digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) is a totally non-invasive procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. X-Ray, C.T. Ultrasound and M.R.I. are all tests of anatomy that measure the structures of your body….”DITI” is unique in its capability to show physiological change and metabolic processes. It is the only method available for “visualizing” pain.

Anyone can benefit from the information available through this procedure. Monitoring the inflammation in your body gives you the opportunity to be aware of developing conditions usually well before any symptoms show up and often before the problem is developed enough to show up on traditional testing. The earlier a problem is detected, the easier it is to correct.

Thermography is a test of cellular physiology (function). Thermography offers a unique opportunity to “see” inflammation, vascular activity and lymphatic activity in the body.
Most doctors now agree that all disease begins as inflammation. An inflammatory process begins and an error in metabolism (conversion of nutrients into energy) and growth is the result. Functional breakdown occurs long before there is a structural defect. A full body or upper body scan can be used for many years to come as a basis from which to assess overall health and to monitor specific areas of the body or specific protocols.

Thermography is especially appropriate as a breast health screening tool for women between the ages of 30 and 50 whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to pick up suspicious lesions. Women with implants can monitor the position and look for evidence of leakage. DITI detects the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection, hormone imbalance or a vascular disease. Thermography is not a replacement for mammography. These tests have different roles. Thermography shows cell function while mammography shows structure. Mammography, or another “structure” test, is necessary to pinpoint the exact location of an existing tumor for biopsy. Research has shown that early detection is key in successfully treating cancer. Thermography can provide the first signal that a problem is developing. It is designed to be used in addition to regular breast care including monthly self exams and yearly doctor exams.

You will likely need to consult a doctor in preventive or holistic health to help you address any information within your report.

Linda Weber Spradling, CCT, CHt
Medical Thermography of Metro St. Louis
“Proactive and Preventive health screening”