Pain in the body shows up as hyperthermia (hot spots: red and white) or hypothermia (cold spots: blue, purple, and black) indicating to the client and/or practitioner a vascular or nerve problem within the body. The spectrum of colors indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface.
Since there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal temperature asymmetries can be easily identified.
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (D.I.T.I) can be a wonderful resource for detecting painful vascular problems and carotid arteries. For dental pain, TMJ, infected root canals, and gum disease can also be indicated by thermography.
By pinpointing the source of pain, D.I.T.I can also monitor the healing process before the patient is returned to work or training.