Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging, also referred to as Thermography is a safe, affordable test that is filling the gaps in medical diagnosis by providing information that standard anatomical tests do not.
Thermography can aid in deciphering descriptions of pain, detecting compensatory problems and/or demonstrating physiological changes in injury or chronic disease. It can also serve as a biofeedback tool helping patients visualize the pain they feel.
How is thermography different from other tests?
Thermography is a test of physiology that studies the functional aspect of the body. It can detect subtle changes related to inflammation, blood flow and nerve conduction safely and without the use of contact, dyes or radiation.
Radiography, CT, ultrasound, MRI, etc. are anatomical tests that study structure. They utilize radiation, soundwaves or magnetic fields to recreate an image of the structures inside the body.
Thermography is not a replacement for structural tests because it provides a different set of information. But it is an important adjunctive test that can help with diagnosis, clinical correlation and often, it can even help solve "mystery pain". In many cases, thermography can provide information that no other test can provide as efficiently or as affordably.
How Thermography is finding the missing pieces in medical diagnosis...
- It is sensitive to metabolic changes not detected by standard anatomical testing
- It is sensitive to subtle variants allowing for a wide range of applications
- Its graphical representations of physiological evidence can serve as “biofeedback” for patients
- Thermography is an affordable means of full body imaging free of radiation and contact
- A Full body scan could help evaluate cause and effect and monitor physiological activity for:
• Chronic headaches
• Trigger points
• Referred pain
• Inflammatory pain
• Chronic unexplained pain
• Nerve damage
• Nerve impingement
• Neurovascular compression
• Biomechanical dysfunction
• Biomechanical stressors
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging with Be Well:
A doctor referral is not necessary but helpful for evaluation of specific issues. Imaging is performed by an ACCT Certified Clinical Thermographer using the Meditherm system. Meditherm thermographers are located worldwide facilitating future comparison studies almost anywhere.
A comprehensive interpretive report is compiled by Board Certified MD Thermologists. Interpretation, data storage and reporting services exceed all HIPAA Compliance, include quality control by peer review and over 20 years experience in the industry.
Equipment and Testing Environment:
Be Well LLC uses the med2000™ IRIS camera and software specifically designed for medical applications. The system can measure temperatures ranging from 10° C - 55° C to an accuracy of 0.01° C. Imaging is performed in a temperature controlled lab with optimal preparation time allowance.
Our Certified Clinical Thermographers are accredited by the American College of Clinical Thermography.
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
Call us today at 239.307.5616 with any questions or click on the schedule link to see options and pricing for thermography in our Naples clinic.