Medical Thermography cancer detection: no contact, no compression and its radiation free! An infrared camera takes images of your body checking for heat discrepancies. Early detection is your best defense and may save your life!
Medical Thermography is safe at any age. Full body thermography screenings are available for men and women. Screenings are for breast cancer, cerebrovascular screenings, thyroid and documentation of inflammation.
Breast Thermography is a radiation-free state-of- the-art screening procedure that captures heat images of the breast to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. As a tumor grows, it develops a bigger (and hotter) blood supply. An infrared camera picks this up as a heat signal and forms an image like the ones below on a computer. It is then easy to see the differences that are present from side to side and where tumor development may be taking place. In addition to breast cancer screening, thermography can be utilized for analysis of other conditions including the following:
Carotid Artery Disease
Carpel Tunnel syndrome
Spinal disc disease
Breast thermography was discovered in 1956 in Montreal, Canada and rapidly became popular throughout the world. It was FDA cleared as an adjunctive screening procedure for breast cancer in 1982. Recent advancements in technology have allowed us to perform even more accurate exams. A 2008 study published in the American Journal of Surgery, performed at New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell showed a 97% sensitivity in discriminating cancer compared to biopsy.
A very important area of consideration is the neglected category of women under the age of 40. We do not hear much about it, but there are over 20,000 case of breast cancer in this age group each year in the USA. When cancer occurs in a younger woman it is usually a much more aggressive form, and less likely to respond to treatment. There is currently no other routine screening test for women under 40, and thermography is a perfect test for these women as there is no radiation from the exam.
The Index Medicus, a comprehensive index of medical scientific journal articles, references more than 800 per-reviewed breast thermography studies, in which over 250,000 women participated. Many of these studies involved very large groups of patients (from 37,000 to over 100,000) and some have followed patients for as much as 12 years. Among other conclusions, these studies found that when thermography has been added to a woman’s regular breast health checkups, a 61% increased survival rate was realized, and when used as part of a multi-model approach (clinical examination, mammography and thermography) 95% of early stage cancers will be detected.
Thermography or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a screening tool for physiologic cellular health. It’s a non-invasive, radiation-free test that uses infrared imaging to perform a full body scan. It is most commonly used for Breast Cancer screenings where the equipment has an FDA 510k clearance for possible early detection but ideally prevention of cancer and other diseases. The scan detects physiological changes in the body that are a response to disease or pathology, such as abnormal vascular activity and inflammation. By identifying hot spots or cold spots in the body you can take steps, either through further diagnostic testing or changes in diet and lifestyle, to heal your body and eliminate inflammation.
Thermography produces an infrared image that shows the patterns of heat and blood flow near the surface of the body. This is very different than other modalities such as Mammography, MRI, and ultrasounds that are useful for anatomical or structural analysis. Those tests look at what’s happening in the body that can be seen such as a cyst or a tumor. Thermography looks at the heat discrepancies in your body.
Thermography can detect disease 8-10 years before it manifests in symptoms or sever health problems in some cases. You can receive a breast only (for females) scan, a female or male health profile, or a full body imaging. Early detection saves lives! Don’t delay, see if there’s room for improvement in your health today. Thrive Wellness Center performs Thermographic screenings in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale at our offices. Our technicians are certified through the Professional Academy of Clinical Thermology (PACT). Call us to schedule your screening!
Can you tell which woman has a developing breast cancer that can be detected EARLY by thermography and may be missed by mammography?