What is Medical Thermal Imaging?
Medical Thermal Imaging, also known as, Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (D.I.T.T) or Thermography. This is a non-invasive clinical imaging technique for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing any thermal abnormalities present in the body. Thermography uses special infrared-sensitive cameras to digitally record images of the variations in surface temperature of the human body. The recorded images are calling thermograms. These thermograms are then analyzed by a medical doctor who will give diagnosis/prognosis based on the images.
Thermography can be used as an aid in diagnosis and prognosis. as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries which include: Artery Inflammation, Arthritis, Back Injuries, Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Headache/Migraine Cause, Heart Disease, IBC, Inflammatory Pain, and much more!
How does it work?
Thermography enables registration of the trophic conditions of tissues, as well as thermoregulatory mechanisms, altered areas of tissue metabolism, and inflammatory response. Increased blood flow accompanying inflammatory reaction, as well as increased tissue catabolism, causes a significant rise in local temperature.
A map of body temperature is presented graphically and for each temperature scale. There is a different colour assigned. A significant and positive feature of diagnostic thermographic measurements is a brief assessment of blood supply of a particular area which proportionally reflects a local rise or drops in temperature, which is directly connected with a series of both functional and pathological processes, which accompany some phases of inflammatory reaction.