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What is the definition or description of: thermography?

See below: The use of thermograms to study heat distribution in structures or regions, for example in detecting tumors. ...Read more

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Thermography (Definition)

The use of thermograms to study heat distribution in structures or regions, for ...Read more


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What disorders is infrared thermography used for?

What disorders is infrared thermography used for?

DITI: Digital infrared thermal imaging is a picture of the body's surface temperature to indicate underlying function. It will easily show musculo-skeletal inflammation and is a useful tool in early prevention of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is breast thermography better than mammograms?

Is breast thermography better than mammograms?

No, it is not.: No. It is not indicated for screening mammography. Mammography is the best modality we have to diagnose breast cancer ...Read more

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Is it possible for thermography to be used to detect moods?

Is it possible for thermography to be used to detect moods?

Possible: SOME OF THE COMMON APPLICATIONS OF THERMOGRAPHY ARE IN: Breast pathologies Extra-Cranial Vessel Disease Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Vertebrae (nerve problems/arthritis) Lower Extremity Vessel Disease A paper proposes a new procedure for measuring affective responses during social interaction using facial thermographic imaging. In sociology literature. ...Read more

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How accurate is thermography in providing health diagnosis or alert of a possible issue?

How accurate is thermography in providing health diagnosis or alert of a possible issue?

Secondary: Thermography is often used as an adjunct in diagnosis of various conditions. By itself, thermography is not extremely useful in any specific diagnosis. It can be helpful in vascular diseases, raynauds, and complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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What exactly is breast thermography?

What exactly is breast thermography?

Unproven: Breast thermography is an unproven device used to screen for breast cancer. It picks up heat patterns from the breast. The theory is that cancer cells will cause the breast to be hotter in the area, and that the breast "heat map" will show them. In truth, this test has not been proven to detect breast cancer and it should not be used for that purpose. Only mammograms are proven for this use. ...Read more

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How does thermography for breast cancer work? It sounds sort of gimmicky.

How does thermography for breast cancer work?  It sounds sort of gimmicky.

No scientific value: Thermography, while it sounds promising to the lay population especially when one is searching for options to mammography, has never been show in any valid scientific study to have any value in screening or detecting breast cancer. The fda issued a safety warning against it and the people that promote it for financial gain. http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm257259.htm. ...Read more

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Detecting breast cancer appropriate to have thermography for women vs mammogram?

Detecting breast cancer appropriate to have thermography for women vs mammogram?

The use of: mammography as a screening test has been validated by many years of outcomes data. Thermography, not so much. ...Read more

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Side effects of pills?

Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects. ...Read more