Every woman young and seasoned should include breast thermography as part of her regular breast health care. Breast thermography is a non-invasive, radiation free, compression free test of physiology. It is a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate early stage breast disease.
Medical thermography, also known as digital thermography, uses a special infrared camera to detect skin temperature from the human body.
Thermography can detect the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is fibrocystic disease, vascular disease, cancer, or an infection from your mouth invading your breast. When used adjunctively with other procedures the best possible evaluation of breast health is made.
After following specific protocols and taking the images, a certified interpreter reviews the scan by plotting skin surface temperature measurements. A report will be forwarded to you after the interpretation.
Medical Thermography is FDA-cleared for the following indications:
- breast cancer screening*
- thyroid pathology*
- cerebrovascular screening*
- peripheral vascular disorders*
- neuromuscular conditions*
- *Adjunctive use only. To be used with other standard tests.