A smart approach to screening...
It takes a tumor 8 to 10 years to grow a mass that can be detected by a mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI. Breast thermography does not detect masses or tumors, but rather detects temperatures. Significant increasing in temperature produced by changes in tissue physiology may suggest a pre-cancerous state of the breast, or signs of cancer at an extremely early stage. Metabolic changes in the temperatures in the breast tissue can be seen in an abnormal thermogram up to 10 years before a mass may form. This gives women a smart start in their prevention.
Because the different breast screening technologies detect different conditions, no one method alone will serve all the needs of early detection. Thermography's role is in addition to other screening options, not in lieu of them. By maintaining close monitoring of breast health with regular thermography in combination with other screening options, a woman has a much better chance of detecting cancer at the earliest possible stage.
Because it poses no health threats to the client, thermography is ideal for the frequent scanning of women under 40, and those who are pregnant, nursing, or have had prior cancer treatment or surgery. It is ideal for helping monitor breast cancer treatment programs. Since the thermography camera does not come into contact with the client, the procedure is safe for women with dense or fibrocystic breasts tissue or implants.