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A special Thermography clinic, conducted by Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Thermographer from Asheville Integrative Medicine, will be hosted by Bare Essentials Natural Market Monday, March 23rd.
Appointments are limited and we suggest calling 828-262-5592 to make an appointment as soon as possible. The initial scan is $149; if you’ve had an initial scan, follow-ups are $99.
Early Detection Saves Lives
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)
DITI is a 15 minute, non-invasive test. It’s a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate early stage breast disease and other diseases. The benefit of DITI testing is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection than has been possible through breast self-examination, doctor examination or mammography alone.
DITI detects the subtle physiological changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it’s cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan accordingly and lay out a program to further diagnose and/or monitor you.
What to Expect
- No radiation
- No contact with the body
- F.D.A. registered
This quick and easy test starts with your medical history being taken before you partially disrobe for the scanning to be performed. This first session provides the baseline for your “thermal signature.” A subsequent session assures that the pattern remains unchanged. All of your thermograms are kept on record and once your stable thermal pattern has been established, any changes can be detected during your routine annual studies.
Who Can Benefit
Everyone can benefit from DITI screening. However, it’s especially appropriate for younger women (30-50) whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. It’s also beneficial for women of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a ‘clinical marker’ to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.
It takes years for a tumor to grow, thus the earliest possible indication of abnormality is needed to allow for the earliest possible treatment and intervention. DITI’s role in monitoring health is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of cancer. When used with other procedures the best possible evaluation of tissue health is made.
Early Detection Guidelines
Using a combination of methods will increase your chances of detecting cancer in an early stage. These methods include:
- Annual DITI screening for women of all ages.
- Mammography, when considered appropriate for women who are aged 50 or older.
- A regular breast examination by a health professional.
- Monthly breast self-examinations.
- Personal awareness of changes in the breast.
- Readiness to discuss quickly any such changes with a doctor.
These guidelines should be considered along with your family and medical history.
This information was provided by Meditherm Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging
DITI has been recognized as a viable diagnostic tool since 1987 by the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs, the ACA Council on Diagnostic Imaging, the Congress of Neuro-Surgeons in 1988 and in 1990 by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.