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Breast Thermography Appointments Now Available in Mount Kisco

Jan 30, 2020 11:07AM ● By Marilee Burrell

Rachel Mazzarelli

Rachel Mazzarelli, owner of Whole Healthy Thermography, is now scheduling appointments for breast digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) at Elite Performance Physical Therapy of Westchester, PC, in Mount Kisco, on February 6. 2020.

DITI is noninvasive and, unlike mammography, compression and radiation free. According to Mazzarelli, DITI detects the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, offering women the chance to become aware of those changes before there is a diagnosable cancer. It can detect breast disease seven to ten years earlier than breast self-examination, doctor examination or mammography alone, she says. 

Regular DITI scans are often incorporated into a woman’s health regimen as a way to establish her unique “thermal fingerprint,” which can serve as a baseline against which future scans can be measured. In order to establish a baseline, it is recommended that a woman have two scans within three months the first year. If the thermal pattern is similar for both scans, a yearly follow-up is considered adequate.

Thermography, including DITI, is 90 percent accurate, according to Mazzarelli, who adds that all women can benefit from testing, particularly those aged 30 to 50 with dense breast tissue, those who are overweight, and those with fibrocystic breasts or breast implants. Approximately a third of all breast cancers occur in women under 45, an age at which mammography is generally not recommended.

Location: Elite Performance Physical Therapy of Westchester - Mt. Kisco, NY. For appointments or more info, call Rachel Mazzarelli at 203.257.3785 or visit Whole Healthy Thermography - no city, NY.