Computerized Infrared Thermal Imaging (CITI) is a diagnostic technique that is non-invasive and involves no exposure to any form of radiation. During an exam, a CITI camera is used to capture images, called thermograms.
Thermography has been used around the world for over 20 years. Current state of the art, computer based “digital infrared” technology with digital cameras designed specifically for clinical & holistic applications has modernised this.
Read advice and guidelines for attending a CITI session on our Treatment Information Sheet.
CITI – HOW DOES IT WORK?
A digital infrared camera is used to take pictures which convert the infrared radiation emitted from the surface of the skin into electrical impulses that are visualized in colour on a monitor.
There are different types of screening:
Torso Screening to detect areas of inflammation and origins of unexplained pain.
Breast Screening to detect breast threats and other disorders at their earliest stages.
Region of Interest Screening to identify and monitor localized conditions such as: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive strain injury, etc.
Thermography is extremely valuable in attempting the early detection of many health concerns, some of which include:
- Breast Complaints
- Auto Immune Diseases
- Organ Problems
- Oral Pathologies
- Vascular Diseases
- Heart Disease
- Sinus Infection
- Lung Dysfunction
CITI is unique in its capability to show physiological change and metabolic processes.
It has also been proven to be a very useful complementary procedure to other diagnostic modalities.