What, Why, When & Where?
Kathe Calcagno, CCT II
January – February 2023 • Vol 4, No 2
Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that allows us to visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature. This physiologic screening of thermal changes is often the earliest sign of illness or pathology. For example, in: thyroid dysfunction, inflamed carotid artery, immune dysfunction, auto-immune issues, diabetes, breast abnormality. It can also distinguish whether pain is from muscle, skeletal, myofascial, or root-nerve source.
Thermal Imaging (DITI) has medical doctors interpret the thermal patterns and temperature differentials and determine where the activity is cause for further clinical correlation or should be monitored.
This clinical test is supported by 30 years of research and over 8,000 published medical studies. The procedure takes less than 20 minutes, requires no physical contact, there are no liquids to drink, is 100% safe with NO RADIATION and is FDA approved. Your thermal patterns are assessed by standards set by doctors at Johns Hopkins University.
Better Than Mammography?
They are different screenings—thermography is a screening of function, and mammography a screening of structure. We usually can detect potential pathology before it is picked up by a mammogram. Thermography and mammography together have approximately a 96–98 percentile of accuracy. Thermography is non-invasive, with no radiation or compression and looks at the upper chest wall and underarm lymph nodes.
- 80% of breast lumps are NON-cancerous.
- 70% of breast cancers are found through breast self-exams.
- About 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
- One of the largest and longest studies of mammography to date, involving 90,000 women followed for 25 years, found that mammograms have absolutely NO IMPACT on breast cancer mortality!
- Over the course of the study, the death rate from breast cancer was virtually identical between those who received an annual mammogram and those who did not.
- 22% of screen-detected, invasive breast cancers were also over-diagnosed, leading to unnecessary treatment.
- A law has been passed in 24 states that requires patients be informed if they have “dense breast tissue” and that they may want to discuss their “screening options” with their primary physician because mammography isn’t the best screening for dense tissues.
We are happy to answer questions, or you can make an appointment for safe and reliable thermography through our Missoula office at (406) 541-8444. Also, please visit our website ThermographyOfMontana.com to see the dates we are mobile for Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula.