About TDI

About TDI

The TDI Mission

To provide superior quality infrared imaging of the breast, neuromuscular system, dental, thyroid and sinus regions to assist in the assessment of problems associated with these areas.

To provide education regarding the applications of thermal imaging to promote early intervention to optimal health.

To empower individuals to become proactive in their diet and lifestyle choices to maximize their well-being.

Why Choose Us?

Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging (TDI) was established in 1982 to provide superior quality infrared imaging. Our studies include imaging of the breast, thyroid/dental/facial regions, and the neuromusculoskeletal systems.

Philip Getson, D.O. the Medical Director and founder of TDI is considered an international expert in the field of medical Thermography. During a ten-year court battle, Dr. Getson championed the cause of Thermography in the New Jersey court system. The case was ultimately heard in the New Jersey State Supreme Court. In a unanimous verdict, the Supreme Court ruled that Thermography was a “reasonable and necessary medical expense” under the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Law.

Dr. Getson, who has been certified by four thermographic boards, personally interprets all images at TDI. All studies are performed by Board Certified Thermographic Technicians, Liesha Getson and Marianne Miano.

Breast Health Risk Assessment

Click here to watch “A Breast Health Risk Assessment Tool” video on YouTube.

Medical Thermography images

TDI utilizes FDA-cleared Thermal Imaging Cameras expressly designed for medical applications. The lack of drift leads to highly reproducible serial studies. Not all thermographic equipment is of this quality. Some units do not allow for variable statistical measurement of regions of interest. This is particularly important in the evaluation of breast disease.

TDI strictly adheres to the protocols set in place by the American Academy of Thermology. Each breast Thermogram is a “full study” of 18 images, with 9 views in color and 9 in black-and-white. The first set of images is taken in color after which a cold-challenge is employed, in order to increase blood flow through the breast.  Following this, the second set of images is taken in black and white.  All images are taken in controlled environments with special attention to temperature and ambient light, and instructions are given to each patient prior to their study to ensure the accuracy of the Thermogram. When reviewing the images, Dr. Getson takes the imperative step to “mark up” the images to indicate exact temperature ( to one-tenth of a Centigrade degree), not only to compare temperature variations on either side of the body but also to assure that the same areas can be measured on all future studies.

As part of a patient-centered approach, each patient is given the option of discussing the results of their Thermogram with Dr. Getson during a phone conference, at which time the images are reviewed and recommendations made upon the patient’s request. The next steps may include further diagnostic testing, as well as nutritional and dietary counseling, detoxification, and other approaches to health. TDI strives to empower individuals with all the knowledge they need to help them become proactive in their lifestyle choices to maximize their wellbeing.