Breast Thermography testing is a radiation-free state-of- the-art screening procedure that captures heat images of the breast to aid in the early detection of cancer and fibrocystic breast disease. As a tumor grows it develops a blood supply that emits heat that is detected on a modern infrared device as seen below. Thermography can establish overall breast health and is an excellent test for assessing fibrocystic breasts and response to treatment. Thermography works great as a part of a multi-modal approach.
BREAST THERMOGRAPHY TESTING
Breast Thermography Testing and The FDAThe Food and Drug Administration has cleared thermography for several purposes as an adjunctive screening. One of these is breast cancer screening. It is important to understand that breast thermography is not a stand alone procedure for breast cancer screening.
BTI’s StanceWe make it clear in all of our testing that the FDA stance is a valid one, and one that we have embraced. We believe that the more information in the quest for the early detection we have, the more cases we will find. The November 2012 article in the New England Journal of Medicine brought this fact to light. Mammograms have failed to reduce fatalities in cancer across a population base as a sole method of screening. We hope the medical community will analyze this data and provide a multi modal approach to breast cancer screening. We would like to see research in the area of combining non radiation tests (MRI, Ultrasound, Thermography). It would be simple to incorporated thermography and ultrasound, or thermography and MRI. None of the case studies within this site should lead any patient to choose thermography as the sole method for screening. There is much work needed to further validate the science.
Suzanne Shaw Interview on Breast Thermography
FOX Debate on Mammograms
Mercola on Thermography
Breast Thermography Testimonial
NEJM 2012 on Mammograms