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Thermography

Thermography as a physiologic test, demonstrates heat patterns that are strongly indicative of breast abnormality, the test can detect subtle changes in breast temperature that indicate a variety of breast diseases and abnormalities and once abnormal heat patterns are detected in the breast, follow-up procedures including mammography are necessary to rule out or properly diagnose cancer and a host of other breast diseases such as fibrocystic syndrome, Pagets disease, etc.

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What is Breast Thermography?

Breast Thermography is a non invasive 15 minute procedure using Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). It is a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate early stage breast disease.

The benefit of Breast Thermography is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through breast self examination, doctor examination or mammography 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.

This procedure is totally painless and there is no compression or contact with the body. The test is non invasive, uses no radiation, and is F.D.A. registered.

What is the difference between Thermography, Mammagraphy, and Ultrasound?

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a test of physiology. It detects and records the infrared heat radiating from the surface of the body. It can help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of cancer.

Mammography and Ultrasound are tests of anatomy. They look at structure. When a tumor has grown to a size that is large enough and dense enough to block an x-ray beam (mammography) or sound wave (ultrasound), it produces an image that can be detected by a trained radiologist.

Neither mammogram, ultrasound, nor DITI can diagnose cancer. Only a biopsy can diagnose cancer. But, when DITI, mammograms, ultrasounds, and clinical exams are used together, the best possible evaluation of breast health can be made.

Who should have Thermography?

All women can benefit from breast thermography screening. However, it is especially appropriate for younger women (30 - 50) whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. Also for women of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a 'clinical marker' to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.

It takes years for a tumor to grow thus the earliest possible indication of abnormality is needed to allow for the earliest possible treatment and intervention. Thermography's role in monitoring breast health is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology.

The faster a malignant tumor grows, the more Infrared radiation it generates. For younger women in particular, results from thermography screening can lead to earlier detection and, ultimately, longer life.

Have Clinical Tests been done on Thermal Imaging?

Over 800 peer-reviewed studies on breast thermography exist in the index medicus literature. In this database, well over 300,000 women have been included as study participants. The numbers of participants in many studies are very large (10,000, 37,000, 60,000, 85,000, etc.) Some of these studies have followed patients for up to 12 years.

These clinical trials have demonstrated that breast thermography:

  • Detects the first signs of a cancer up to 10 years before any other procedure can detect it.
  • Significantly augments the long-term survival rates of its recipients by as much as 61%.
  • When used as part of a multimodal approach (clinical examination + mammography + thermography), will detect 95% of early stage cancers.
Thermography Appointments at Pure Aesthetica

2017

October 27th (Friday) - $25 Off New Breast Screening in October

November 27th (Monday)

2018

January 19th (Friday)

February 23rd (Friday)

March 23rd (Friday)

April - December TBD

Preparing for your Thermography Appointment

Avoid heavy exercise, deodorant, spicy foods, hot beverages, body creams and lotions, gum chewing, and tight-fitting clothing on the day of your thermogram.

 
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