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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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