Today with so many testing options to image our bodies for breast and body health, we would like to share with you all the benefits of thermography. To start with thermography is FDA approved to use along with other test for evaluating. Also, thermal imaging is completely safe for pregnant women, women with breast implants , women with large , dense or sensitive breasts. The use of thermography is based on the principal that metabolic activity and vascular circulation in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is almost always higher than normal breast tissue. In an ever-increasing need for nutrients, cancerous tumors increase circulation to their cells by holding open existing blood vessels, opening dormant vessels, and creating new ones. This process frequently results in an increase in regional surface temperature of the breast.
What is Breast Thermography and why it's your Best Breast Test Option
What is thermography? Thermography is a state-of-the-art, and potentially life-saving, method of detecting cancer by using thermal imaging. Every year, more than 70, adult men and women between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the U. Thermographic cameras work by detecting heat that naturally emits from the body. Infrared thermography is the technique of converting infrared energy radiant heat into an image that can be seen. In other words, infrared energy emitted from an object is directly proportional to its temperature.
Thermography: Breast Cancer Detection + Better Risk Assessment
Thermography above produces an infrared image that shows the patterns of heat and blood flow on or near the surface of the body. A mammogram above is an X-ray of the breast which, in this case, shows a cancerous mass in white. The U. Food and Drug Administration is reminding you that mammography—a low-dose X-ray image of the breast—is still the most effective breast cancer screening test.
February 25, HealthDay —Women should not be misled into thinking that thermography is an effective alternative to mammography for breast cancer screening, the U. Food and Drug Administration warned.