Are mammograms safe and effective? It has been reported by the Nordic Cochrane Group that mammograms may harm 10 times more women than they help. They stated that if 2,000 women had a mammogram annually for 10 years the number of lives that would be saved would be one! There are many articles from prestigious medical journals pointing out the dangers and consequences of mammography. It seems counter-intuitive to compress a female’s tender breast tissue between two metal plates with approximately 40 pounds of weight and then to radiate the now traumatized breast tissue knowing that radiation causes cancer. Due to misdiagnosis and over diagnosis by mammography perfectly healthy women are subjected to deadly cancer treatments including radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. These treatments leave women sick, maimed and scarred.
Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging (TDI) believes in honoring the divine feminine with the gentle but effective approach of thermography for breast health screening. Thermography utilizes state of the art, FDA-cleared technology to provide an image of the body’s physiologic responses. This is a totally safe, non-radiologic, non-invasive, painless test with no compression, radiation or injections and absolutely no known adverse effects. This study is safe for women of all ages. It allows women to maintain their dignity while being proactive in their health and wellness concerns.
Thermography detects the physiologic changes in the breast tissue that have been shown to correlate with cancerous or pre-cancerous states. Since thermal imaging detects changes at the cellular level, studies suggest that this test can detect abnormal activity eight to ten years before any other test. This allows for modifications in diet and lifestyle such as eliminating underwire bras, avoiding conventional antiperspirants, eating organic whole foods, cutting out sugar and reducing or managing stress in healthy ways. The American Cancer Society among many others has noted the great increase in false positive mammograms leading to 800,000 unnecessary biopsies a year in this country alone. Utilizing thermography to measure breast physiology we are able to look at “hot spots” in potential areas of concern, the absence of which reduces suspicion and the need for invasive intervention.
Thermography can also look at the thyroid, dental and sinus regions. Research has shown that dental infections are responsible for a variety of ailments such as heart disease, thyroid dysfunction and breast disease. According to the tooth –organ chart every tooth is connected to an organ and function in the body. There are eight teeth connected to the mammary glands alone. We have been very successful in identifying dental infections which has enabled individuals to obtain intervention and vastly improve their overall health.
Individuals with thyroid symptomatology frequently lack corroborative blood testing. Anatomic testing such as ultrasound is valuable for the detection of nodules but offers little information as to the function of the gland. Thermal imaging offers a physiologic perspective in the evaluation of thyroid dysfunction.
The Hippocratic Oath says, “I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures that are required, avoiding the twin traps of over treatment and therapeutic nihilism.” The earliest possible indication of abnormalities allows for the earliest possible intervention.
Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging (TDI) was established in 1982 by Philip Getson, D.O. a Board Certified Thermologist, to provide superior quality infrared imaging of the breast, neuromuscular system, thyroid, dental, and sinus regions. Dr. Getson interprets all of the images for TDI. Liesha Getson is a Board Certified Thermography Technician and is the main technician for TDI.
Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging, 100 Brick Rd., Marlton, NJ 08053, 856.596.5834, www.tdinj.com. TDI testing sites located throughout NJ and Pa including Spring Lake Heights, Colts Neck, Fair Haven Brick and Point Pleasant, NJ.