What is Thermography?
Thermography is a radiation free, state-of-the-art screening procedure that uses heat detection to locate areas of temperature difference in the body. Taking your temperature has always been a primary way to access illness. Thermography shows areas that need further evaluation or re testing in a suggested period of time. It has no risks and can be used for all breast types.
Most pathological processes demonstrate a form of increased heat, and some neurological processes show excessive cold. Breast disease can be detected by looking for areas of excessive or increasing heat that may indicate areas of angiogenesis or increase of blood vessels supplied be a growing tumor.
Thermography was cleared by the FDA in 1982 as an adjunctive procedure for breast screening. For several years Medicare paid for this screening until the radiology lobbyists in Washington were directed to lobby against Thermography as radiologists felt this radiation-free procedure would be used as a substitute for mammography.
There are over 800 published studies in peer-reviewed journals about thermography of the breast alone. A 2008 study at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in Cornell was published in the American Journal of Surgery showing a 97% sensitivity, meaning that only 3% of breast pathologies found by other means did not show up on a thermo scan.
University of Wisconsin study shows 70% of tumors can be identified on a thermogram 8-10 years prior to a mammogram. A tumor found this early allows the person to make lifestyle changes, have a repeat scan in a few months and compare the scans for changes. This early notification may avoid a major health crisis.