Thermography says “look here” by looking inside at your physiology and function. The procedure is both comfortable and safe using no radiation or compression. It provides a visual means of identifying areas of inflammation and injury and can help determine where your pain is coming from so you and your health professional can treat it. It initiates prompt and more effective treatment so that full blown, difficult to manage, chronic disability may be averted.
Because thermography carefully examines changes in the temperature and blood vessels of the breasts, signs of possible cancer or pre-cancerous cell growth may be detected up to 10 years prior to being discovered using any other procedure. This provides for the earliest possible detection of cancer. Because of breast thermography’s extreme sensitivity, these temperature variations and vascular changes may be among the earliest signs of breast cancer and/or a pre-cancerous state of the breast.
Breast thermography has been researched for over 30 years, and over 800 peer-reviewed breast thermography studies exist in the index-medicus. In this data base well over 250,000 women have been included as study participants. Some of these studies have followed patients up to 12 years. Breast thermography has an average sensitivity and specificity of 90%.
Studies show that:
An abnormal infrared image is the single-most important marker of high risk for developing breast cancer.
A persistent abnormal thermogram carries with it a 22 times higher risk of future breast cancer.
When thermography is added to a woman’s regular breast health checkup, a 61% increase in survival rate has been realized.
Finally, when used as part of a multimodal approach (clinical examination + mammography + thermography), 95% of early-stage cancers will be detected.