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How does thermography for breast cancer work? It sounds sort of gimmicky.
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
thanks for that link, I was unaware of the FDA safety warning.
Dr. Regina Hampton
http://www.breastthermography.com/ See the disclaimer at the bottom of this web page-they still recommend mammography as the standard
7 doctors agree
In brief: Thermography
Thermography uses the skin temperature as a way to MAP the breasts.
The idea is that tumors have increased metabolic rate & blood flow, thereby generating heat that can be detected on the skin. Sometimes works. It should be used inconjunction with traditional mammo & ultrasound not in place of. The official web site states that also. I've seen normal thermogram with cancer....

In brief: Thermography
Thermography uses the skin temperature as a way to MAP the breasts.
The idea is that tumors have increased metabolic rate & blood flow, thereby generating heat that can be detected on the skin. Sometimes works. It should be used inconjunction with traditional mammo & ultrasound not in place of. The official web site states that also. I've seen normal thermogram with cancer....
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes,DR Wagner as I noted also, but the infrared cameras detect thermal changes inside the breast not just theskin
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: More heat
Cancer tissues have higher metabolism; higher metabolism, i.
e., burning more nutrients, leads to production of more heat than in normal tissues. Thermography maps the heat production in different areas and areas with higher heat production could be due to inflammation or cancer.

In brief: More heat
Cancer tissues have higher metabolism; higher metabolism, i.
e., burning more nutrients, leads to production of more heat than in normal tissues. Thermography maps the heat production in different areas and areas with higher heat production could be due to inflammation or cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: May not be
Thermography of breast or digital infrared imaging dii is additional new ornament in early diagnosis of breast cancer in expert hands, .
Digital infrared cameras record, heat generated in tissues, cancer are very active metabolically, any small change in blood vessels are detected and recorded but is not a substitute ( fda ) for mammography , sono and MRI for diagnosis of breast cancer.

In brief: May not be
Thermography of breast or digital infrared imaging dii is additional new ornament in early diagnosis of breast cancer in expert hands, .
Digital infrared cameras record, heat generated in tissues, cancer are very active metabolically, any small change in blood vessels are detected and recorded but is not a substitute ( fda ) for mammography , sono and MRI for diagnosis of breast cancer.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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