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Breastexam

  1. 1. Meditherm DITI “Early Detection An extremely valuable test to help in the early detection of breast disease. Saves Lives” 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 Your results are reported other procedures the best possible quickly by certified doctors evaluation of breast health is made. and include all color images taken during your test. Increase your chances of detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages. Current Early Detection Guidelines For information and appointments please contact: One day there may be a single method for the early detection of breast cancer. Until then, using a com- bination of methods will increase your chances of detecting cancer in an early stage. These methods include : • Annual DITI screening for women of all ages. • Mammography, when considered appropriate for women who are aged 50 or older. • A regular breast examination by a health professional. • Monthly breast self-examination. • Personal awareness for changes in the breasts. • Readiness to discuss quickly any such changes www.meditherm.com/breasthealth with a doctor. DITI has been recognized as a viable diagnostic tool since 1987 by the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs, the ACA Council on Diagnostic These guidelines should be considered along with Imaging, the Congress of Neuro-Surgeons in 1988 and in 1990 by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. your background and medical history. © Copyright Meditherm Inc. 2003
  2. 2. 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. carcinoma (DCIS).

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