Thermography is particularly useful for young women where current breast screening methods are less effective and for women who choose not to have a mammogram. Thermography will detect inflammatory breast cancer, which current breast screening methods cannot. Breast thermography is a non-invasive screening test. There is minimal contact with the body, only a probe and uses no radiation. Thermograms are much like detecting a “fever” in the breast, which can be due to cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Breast thermography can aid in early detection the and monitoring of abnormal physiology, including breast cancer. X-ray mammograms, on the other hand, may locate an abnormal area, but it must be large enough or distinct enough to be visible. By that time, the tumor is much larger and well-established. Breast thermography does not replace x-rays. Rather, the two are considered complementary to each other.
Thermography is safe and very useful in screening post mastectomy, post augmentation breast health and screening for breast cancer in men. This clinical test is supported by over 30 years of research and over 800 published medical studies.
Medical thermography is a diagnostic technique that is accurate, quantifiable and noninvasive. It allows the examiner to visualize and quantify changes in temperature of the skin surface using high-performance infrared cameras. Medical thermography has been used extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States for over twenty years. Thermography as a routine screening tool has been shown to be effective at detecting benign vs malignant breast abnormalities. Research has shown that thermography is a useful tool in the investigation and diagnosis of breast cancer, disorders in the nervous system and metabolism, neck and back problems, pain syndromes, arthritis, vascular disorders, soft tissue injuries, intestinal blockages and inflammation.ACCT literature indicates researchers have found that “an abnormal thermogram is the single most important marker of high risk for the future development of breast cancer: an abnormal thermogram is ten times more significant as a future risk indicator for breast cancer than a first order family history.”
According to the American College of Clinical Thermology (ACCT), “While X-rays, ultrasound, and mammography show us the structure of the body, they will miss such things as active inflammation and increased blood supply as found in many illnesses. DITI has been shown to be effective in finding early signs of breast cancer up to eight years before mammogram can.”