DITI's role in breast cancer and other breast disorders is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of cancer. When used with other procedures, the best possible evaluation of breast health is made. This 15 minute non-invasive test is a valuable procedure for alerting your GP or specialist to the possibility of underlying breast disease. This test is designed to improve chances for detecting fast-growing, active tumors in the intervals between mammographic screenings or when mammography is not indicated by screening guidelines for women under 50 years of age. All patients thermograms (breast images) are kept on record and form a baseline for all future routine evaluations.
While thermography is a great basic screening method, it looks at the breast tissue differently than a mammogram does. Thermography is NOT to be used as a replacement for a mammograms rather it is an adjunctive procedure and is used in conjunction with the annual mammogram and/or ultrasound.
DITI is especially appropriate for younger women between the ages of 30 and 50, whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to pick up suspicious lesions. This test can provide a 'clinical marker' to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.
Breast cancers tend to grow significantly faster in younger women under 50:
DITI detects the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Doctors can then plan accordingly and lay out a careful program to further diagnose and /or MONITOR until other standard testing becomes positive. This allows for the earliest possible treatment.
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