Dr. Daniele Montruccoli, Oncologist and Gynecologist, after 25 years of collaboration with his father, Professor Gian Carlo Montruccoli, committee member of F.I.G.O. (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) and member of the expert panel of S.I.S. (International Society of Senology), has developed a new technique for the diagnosis of breast cancer named Dynamic Angiothermography (DATG).
Since 1975, DATG has been applied widely on over 7000 patients, with over 1200 biopsies performed from the resulting diagnosis.
The results obtained fron the technique have been published in scientific journals and have been the central subject of international conferences attended by the major experts in the field of senology.
In addition, DATG is an integral part of the university textbooks adopted by the departments of senology within the major Italian universities including “La Sapienza” of Rome.
DATG is classified within the category of contact thermography, certified s such by the International Scientific Community (International classification of Disease ver.2002).
DATG was originataed and developed in collaboration with the Department of Medical Physics, University of Bologna. These studies led to the development of a new plate which is different from that used in traditional contact thermography. In this case, the new device is able to give more precise information by not only identifying the quantity of heat emitted by the breast, but actually photographs the microcirculation present in the mammary gland with a resolution of very few microns. This “morphological photograph”, in the absence of any patalogy, remains constant during the life of woman.
Scientific studies on neoangiogeneses gives evidence of the presence of new blood vessels from the very early stages of breast cancer.