Digital imaging Thermography
In an ever-increasing need for nutrients, cancerous tumors increase circulation to their cells by holding open existing blood, vessels, opening dormant vessels, & creating new ones. This process frequently results in an increase in regional surface temperatures of the breast.
Thermography uses ultra-sensitive medical infrared camera and sophisticated computers to detect, analyze, and produce high-resolution images of these temperature variations. Because of the extreme sensitivity, these temperature variations may be among the earliest signs of breast cancer and/or pre-cancerous state of the breast.
Just as unique as a fingerprint, each patient has a particular infrared map of their breast. Any modification of this infrared map on images taken over months or years, may constitute an early sign of an abnormality. However, if a pathology is suspected, this information is used to recommend further examination & tests.
This imaging technique can be used as part of a breast health screening program. It is not a replacement for mammography or breast ultrasound; however, new breast screening recommendations suggest less frequent mammograms and ultrasound. Thermography can be used annually as an additive tool to screen for breast health issue like breast cancer and inflammatory diseases of the breast.
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