Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging or DITI is a non invasive diagnostic technique that allows us to visualise changes in body temperature. Images or 'Thermograms' can be taken of the whole body or just areas being investigated. The digitised images are stored on a computer and are sent electronically to a Thermologist who is a certified medical doctor for interpretation and reporting. Your full report is colour printed. This report can also be sent to your healthcare professional at your request.
DITI's main clinical use is in its high sensitivity to vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems.
The neuro-thermography application of DITI measures the somatic component of the sympathetic nervous system by assessing dermal blood flow. The sympathetic nervous system is stimulated at the same anatomical location as its sensory counterpart and produces a somato sympathetic response. The somato sympathetic response appears on DITI as a localised area of altered temperature with specific features for each anatomical lesion.
The mean temperature differential in peripheral nerve injury is 1.5 degrees Celsius. In sympathetic dysfunction's temperature differentials ranging from 1 degree Celsius to 10 degrees Celsius depending on severity are not uncommon. Rheumatological processes generally appear as 'hot areas' with increased temperature patterns. The pathology is generally an inflammatory process, i.e. synovitis of joints and tendon sheaths, epicondylitis, capsular and muscle injuries, etc.
Unlike most diagnostic tests D.I.T.I. is;
It is able to localise areas of inflammation that may not have previously been identified so that further diagnostic tests can be performed.
This quick and easy test starts with your medical history being taken before you partially disrobe for the scanning to be performed.
Standard region of interest exams take approximately 15 minutes and a full body 30 minutes. Your printed report is normally completed within a few days.
D.I.T.I. is providing the answers in the diagnosis of inflammation.