Thermography

 

What is Thermography?

Thermography is a non-invasive and highly sensitive instrument that allows the thermographer to analyze changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared camera is used to ‘see’ and ‘measure’ what is called metabolism or thermal energy emitted from the body. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram. Preventive uses of Thermography

 

 

What is Breast Thermography?

Breast thermography is a 15 minute non invasive test of physiology. It is a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate early stage breast disease. In fact, the earlier detection capabilities of thermography is not possible through breast self examination, doctor examination or other technique alone.
Thermography can detect the subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan accordingly and lay out a careful program to further diagnose and /or MONITOR you during and after any treatment.

 

 

Normal
3 month follow up thermographyGood thermal symmetry with no suspicious vascular patterns or significant thermal findings.

 

 

Fibrocystic Changes

Fibrocystic breast

The very significant vascular activity in the left breast justified clinical correlation and close monitoring which returned an opinion of fibrocystic changes taking place. These changes can be monitored thermographically at regular intervals until a stable baseline is established and is reliable enough for annual comparison.

 

 

Early Detection

abnormalthermography1

This is the specific area of a small DCIS. We can see the vascular feed and the discreet area of hypothermia that is displacing the surrounding hyperthermia.

 

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NOTICE: Thermography is not a stand alone device. It is a test of physiology and does not replace any anatomical testing device including mammography.

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