Breast thermography is a painless, non-invasive, state-of-the-art method of clinical testing that can detect fibrocystic disease, breast infections, breast cancer and the pre-cancerous state without any exposure to radiation. Breast thermography is used as part of an early detection program.
Breast Thermography utilizes a Digital Infrared Imaging Camera to see and measure thermal energy emitted from the body.
It is based on the principle that metabolic activity and vascular circulation are almost always different in areas of breast disease. This activity frequently results in temperature changes in the breast area. By seeing and recording these thermal measurements, patterns of activity are revealed. These patterns can not only detect the diseases mentioned above, they can also signal the presence of an early tumor that is not yet large enough to be detected by other types of testing.
Thermography has been well researched, and its ability to detect risks for breast cancer earlier than any other screening tool has been documented. Some studies have shown that thermography can often detect early signs of breast cancer up to 8 years before other testing. Here are some information links:
Thermography does not replace other examination methods, but rather they add to thermography’s diagnostic value and complement it as part of a comprehensive program. It is the combination of thermography, mammography, physician examinations, ultrasound and self breast exams that provides the earliest breast cancer detection system available.
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