Dr. Lauren Swerdloff
Family Medicine Physician

Medical Corporation Inc.
and DITI Functional Imaging of Santa Monica,
an ACCT Approved Thermography Clinic
Phone: (310) 829-5189

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Dr. Swerdloff talks about Thermography on Fox 11 News.

Watch a Fox News video featuring Dr. Swerdloff speaking about Thermography (5/13/09)

Dr. Swerdloff talks about Placenta on Fox 11 News.

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Dr. Swerdloff on the Documentary Channel.

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A Breakthrough in Early Risk Detection of Disease. Meditherm Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is NOW available in Santa Monica!!!

The Newest, Hottest, technology in preventative care is here!


What is Thermography?

Thermography, or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that allows the examiner to visualise and quantify changes in skin surface temperature.

Thermography sample: back thermographyAn infrared scanning device is used to convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualised in colour on a monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram.

The spectrum of colours indicate 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 asymmetry's can be easily identified.

Medical DITI's major clinical value is in its high sensitivity to pathology in the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems and as such can contribute to the pathogenesis and diagnosis made by the clinician.

See a sample DITI report

How does Thermography work?

The process safely takes 3000 individual temperature measurements and compares them to the temperature of the air in 3 seconds then immediately sends the information to a computer.  The computer generates a colorful picture that can reveal the very earliest signs of disease and dysfunction.  It is so safe and noninvasive, that it is FDA Approved safe for use on babies and pregnant Moms.

Thermography sample: back legs thermographyOne DITI Scan picture tells your body’s story…Where you have pain and what is causing your pain.  Two DITI Scan pictures 3 months that do not change result in a baseline of your body’s thermal fingerprint, ideal for preventive care.

Serial DITI Scan pictures of any region follow your body’s progress through any type of treatment, conventional or alternative.  Another benefit is that because tumor cells need blood to supply them with nutrients so they can grow, one of the first things these cells do is send out chemicals that tell the body to grow blood vessels to them so the cancer cells can get nutrients and grow rapidly.

Growing blood vessels to a tumor cell is called angiogenesis and DITI Scan pictures show this process way before calcifications will develop on a mammogram.  While DITI is not routinely used to diagnose cancer, DITI Scans can reveal the earliest possible signs that something could be going wrong, often early enough to make the necessary changes to prevent the disease from progressing.

DITI Scans are different from traditional screening technology.  X-rays, MRI, CT, and Ultrasound can only detect solid structures like larger blood vessels, bones, organs, and possibly existing tumors. 

Alternatively, DITI Scans can detect the infrared heat emitting from the body, revealing the first stages of inflammation, nerve damage, and telltale vascular patterns like those that feed a tiny tumor to make it grow before it is large enough to see on Mammography.  DITI is a physiological test.  Which means it can see how your body is functioning like a PET scan does only without the radioactive tracer that is injected during pet scanning.  Thermography sample: hand thermography

Today, doctors that use DITI Scans have the capability to see function and correlate it with structure.  There are also full body scans for men, women, children, and their pets that want to know if their body will reveal early signs of future problems, without the radiation exposure of 150-200 X-rays typically received with traditional full-body CT scans.

Thermography has been FDA approved for 30 years.  Meditherm Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) camera was introduced into the US 10 years ago.  And has been creating excitement all over America and it is available in Santa Monica!


How can a DITI Scan help you?

Because DITI can pick up the earliest changes in the disease process, it is ideal for monitoring subtle changes in blood flow to monitor your progress throughout treatment.  It is ideal for targeting problem areas.


Where can you go to have a DITI Scan?

Lauren Swerdloff is a Board Certified Family Physician practicing for over 19 years and she has been offering DITI Scans to her patients for the past 10 years. 

Thermography sample: breast thermographyDr. Swerdloff has always embraced alternative medicine and attended medical school with the idea of integrating Allopathic and Alternative medicine.

Dr. Swerdloff is one of the first physicians to use the Meditherm camera in the US.  She believes that the time is right for this technology, and is dedicated to making it available to as many people as possible. 

She believes it has the capability to help prevent suffering and to preserve lives.  She is located in Santa Monica near Saint John’s Health Center and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.  You will be provided with a full report with color images complete with an interpretation from a licensed MD. , trained in interpreting DITI Scans that you can show to your doctor.


When is Thermography indicated?

There are numerous indications for a thermographic evaluation, including breast pathology, deep vein thrombosis, musle injury, sports injuries and more.

  • Altered Ambulatory Kinetics
  • Altered Biokinetics
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Biomechanical Impropriety
  • Breast Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Causalgia
  • Compartment Syndromes
  • Cord Pain/Injury
  • Deep Vein Thromosis
  • Disc Disease
  • Disc Syndromes
  • Dystrophy
  • External Carotid Insufficiency
  • Facet Syndromes
  • Grafts
  • Hysteria
  • Headache Evaluation
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Nucleus Pulposis
  • Hyperaesthesia
  • Hyperextension Injury
  • Hyperflexion Injury
  • Inflammatory Disease
  • Internal Carotid Insufficiency
  • Infectious Disease (Shingles, Leprosy)
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Lower Motor Neuron Disease
  • Malingering
  • Median Nerve Neuropathy
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Irritation
  • Muscle Tear
  • Musculoligamentous Spasm
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Nerve Impingement
  • Nerve Pressure
  • Nerve Root Irritation
  • Nerve Stretch Injury
  • Nerve Trauma
  • Neuropathy
  • Neurovascular Compression
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuritis
  • Neuropraxia
  • Neoplasia (melanoma, squamous cell, basal)
  • Nutritional Disease
  • (Alcoholism,Diabetes)
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Axon Disease
  • Raynaud’s
  • Referred Pain Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Somatization Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Stroke Screening
  • Synovitis
  • Sensory Loss
  • Sensory Nerve Abnormality
  • Somatic Abnormality
  • Superficial Vascular Disease
  • Skin Abnormalities
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Points
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  • Whiplash



More Questions about the DITI Scan?

Contact the office of Dr. Lauren Swerdloff if you would like any additional information or if you would like to schedule a DITI Scan.

(310) 829-5189


If you made an appointment please fill out the forms for Thermography Services and bring them to your appointment.



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