It's an effective and essential screening tool with 90% sensitivity and specificity geared toward early detection of breast changes & abnormalities.
It offers individualized assessment with an adjunctive role in breast cancer detection and prevention.
It's completely safe: no radiation,no breast compression, and can be performed on women 21 years and older. FDA approved since 1982!
Breast thermography is digital infrared imaging of the breasts. A photo is taken which shows a "heat map" of the breasts. Cancerous tumors may present as "hot spots" in these photos (known as angiogenesis). Thermography enables us to detect these "hot spots" thus giving early warning that a breast cancer may be forming. Research over the past 20 years has shown that EARLY DETECTION is the key to surviving breast cancer. However, PREVENTION is ultimately the goal and THAT is what will save lives and end our battle with this disease. Thermography gives vital information that allows a woman the opportunity to reduce risk factors, make life-style changes, and monitor her breast health more closely. With the support of her health care practitioner, each client becomes more pro-active in her own health maintenance.
Thermography may also be helpful in screening for other imbalances in the body. These include thyroid, circulatory issues, chronic pain syndromes, hormonal imbalances, diabetes, and digestive issues to name a few. Consult with your health care provider to see if this testing would be appropriate for you.