What is DITI? PROCEDURE WHO?
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging ‘DITI’ is a • Non invasive All women can benefit from DITI breast
15 minute non invasive test of physiology. It is • No radiation screening. However, it is especially appropriate
a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor for younger women (30 - 50) whose denser
to changes that can indicate early stage breast • Painless breast tissue makes it more difficult for
disease. • No contact with mammography to be effective. Also for women
the body of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable
The benefit of DITI testing is that it offers to undergo routine mammography. This test
the opportunity of earlier detection of breast • F.D.A approved can provide a 'clinical marker' to the doctor
disease than has been possible through or mammographer that a specific area of the
breast self examination, doctor examination or This quick and easy test starts with your medical breast needs particularly close examination.
mammography alone. history being taken before you partially disrobe
for the scanning to be performed. This first session
provides the baseline of your “thermal signature”.
DITI detects the subtle physiologic changes A subsequent session assures that the patterns It takes years for a tumor to grow thus the
that accompany breast pathology, whether it is remain unchanged. earliest possible indication of abnormality is
cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a needed to allow for the earliest possible treat-
vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan All of your thermograms (breast images) are ment and intervention. DITI’s role in monitoring
accordingly and lay out a careful program to kept on record and once your stable thermal breast health is to help in early detection and
further diagnose and /or MONITOR you during pattern has been established any changes can monitoring of abnormal physiology.
and after any treatment. be detected during your routine annual studies.
NORMAL BASELINE INFLAMMATORY CANCER
Good thermal symmetry Baseline thermogram showed a There were no visible signs of
with no suspicious thermal slight hyperthermic asymmetry abnormality. Referral to a
findings. in the upper right breast. breast specialist and a
These patterns represent a subsequent biopsy diagnosed
baseline that won’t alter inflammatory breast cancer
over time and can only be at a very early stage.
changed by pathology. 3 MONTHS
The follow-up study at 3 months
showed the pattern had become
more well defined. Mammography
was inconclusive. DUCTAL CARCINOMA
FIBROCYSTIC The vascular asymmetry in
Significant vascular activity 12 MONTHS the upper left breast was
in the left breast which was Significantly increased vascular particularly suspicious and
clinically correlated with changes. Repeat mammogram clinical investigation indicated
fibrocystic changes. showed a small calcification (1 mm) a palpable mass. A biopsy was
at 1 O’clock. A lumpectomy was performed and a DCIS of 2 cm
performed confirming a malignant was diagnosed.