Frequently Asked Questions

What is DITI?

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is an imaging technique for measuring and displaying the surface temperature of the body.  It is a physiological test, as opposed to an anatomical test like an MRI or CT scan, which relies of sympathetic nerve control of the skin blood flow to demonstrate change in the body.  This allows objective imaging of conditions which can otherwise not be detected. 

Is there radiation? Are there any risks or contraindications at all for DITI?
Do I need a referral?
How long does it take?
Why do I need to have another breast thermogram in three months?
Can I have breast DITI performed if pregnant or breastfeeding?
Who reads the images and provides the reports?
How quickly will I get my report back?
Is thermography covered by health insurance?
What is the cost?
I’ve been told that a “cold-challenge must be done in order to achieve an accurate reading of a thermogram". Is this true?
Can you tell me more about the scanning device?