Thermography: How Does A Thermal Imaging Body Scan Work?

Thermography is a non-invasive procedure used to detect and monitor disease via thermal imaging. While it's growing in popularity, how does it all work? 

Also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), thermography is a clinical imaging procedure used for sourcing a wide variety of physical injuries and diseases. The process shows thermal abnormalities and is particularly popular for monitoring breast health.

What Is Thermography Used For

Thermography is not a procedure that’s exclusive to breast health. Most people often initially undergo a full body screening and scan, as thermography is able to detect conditions and diseases before they become apparent via a standard diagnostic test. On a global scale, thermography is starting to get used for monitoring a wide variety of medical conditions, some of which include:

  • Thyroid health
  • Digestive and liver disorders
  • Unexplained pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Back injuries
  • Dental pain and diseases
  • Vascular disease (including deep venous thrombosis)
  • Sourcing triggers and tender points
  • Infections and inflammatory conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Stroke screening

How Does A Thermography Scan Work

The entire procedure generally takes anywhere between 15-45 minutes and is a holistic practice that doesn’t involve any touching, compression or radiation.

Although thermography has been around since the early 1950’s, it should be noticed that this practice shouldn’t and can’t replace a mammogram. The science and theory behind DITI, is that it reveals temperature differences on the surface of the breasts, in order to detect and diagnose breast cancer. The concept is that as the cancer cells multiply, they need more oxygen rich blood in order to grow. As these cells flow to the tumor or the cells increase in quantity, the temperature around the area rises and makes it more detectable.

As the camera used in thermography presents no real risks, it’s become a popular general screening tool for women under fifty. DITI’s can detect cellular changes before they become visible on a mammogram, along with any hormone imbalances, estrogen changes, and lymphatic congestion.

Excluding breast scans, DITI’s are capable of detecting abnormalities in other organs and just about anywhere in the body. Though the process cannot identify the precise point of suspicion, it can draw attention and “red flag” any potential irregularities in temperature variations - often long before they are visible in other medical tests.

If you are interested in non-invasive alternative medicine, it may be time to speak to a professional. Anita and the team at Live Young Clinic are passionate about holistic medical practices, and may be able to offer solutions and treatments that you didn’t think were possible.