How Thermography Works

Professional clinical thermography can detect major problems in the early stages of disease including cancer.

Thermography is a natural breast screening tool which can be used to monitor breast health with the goal of identifying problems at an early stage before more advanced pathology is able to develop. Along with showing indications of breast disease and cancer, it is able to see cell proliferation, angiogenesis and changes in abnormal breast physiology.

Thermography is a preventive breast screening tool which uses a high-resolution digital thermal imaging camera and looks at heat patterns and differentials in order to indicate risks for developing breast cancer.

The imaging process by which thermography works is called DITI: Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging. With DITI a digital scanner takes infrared radiation in the form of heat coming from the skin, and converts it to colored images. In this manner you are able to obtain a visual “map” of the body’s temperature. The variance in color indicates an increase or decrease in the body’s temperature in the different parts or regions, which could be an early warning sign that there is a problem forming. Because tumors can emit more heat than their surrounding tissue and can increase in temperature as time passes, breast thermography is useful for detecting and tracking suspicious activity in the breast and monitoring changes over time.

The thermographic images are sent to a Board Certified Radiologist for interpretation and the results are classified according one of six categories of risk: Within normal limits, At low risk, At some risk, At increased risk, At high risk, or Previously confirmed malignancy. The patient’s health history, previous scans and other data, and current concerns and symptoms are taken into account and discussed in the report findings when interpreting the images.

Depending on the category assigned and other findings reported, establishing a stable baseline, three month, six month or annual comparative follow-up will be recommended along with clinical correlation, objective evaluation, examination of associated history or symptoms, and additional diagnostic testing.

Thermography is not intended to replace any test or examination a practitioner has ordered or advised; rather, it is a tool to help identify changes in the body prior to the development of advanced disease.

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Thermography can detect early signs of the development of disease in the body such as formation of tumors and breast cancer as well as periodontal and heart disease. Thermal imaging scans performed with experience and expertise can allow you to identify and understand potential health issues today rather than years from now when it can be too late to treat.

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