It is important for women to have a breast examination to determine whether breast cancer exists in their body. Two types of procedures or tests are used to help identify problems in breast tissue. One is known as a mammogram and the other is a thermo scan. A mammogram involves using radioactive materials, while the thermo scan utilizes a digital infrared camera.
The mammogram test is what was used to detect breast cancer long ago, and is still used to this day. However, unlike the Thermo scan procedure, there are many risks involved using this older technology. The Thermo scan or Breast Thermograph procedure is the newest and safest way for early detection. Thermology detects blood flow abnormalities before a tumor may form. In fact, this form of testing detects risk factors 5-8 years sooner than mammography.
In a Thermo scan test, computerized pictures are taken which shows the body’s internal heat patterns. Afterwards, a cold stress test is performed and another set of pictures taken. Skin temperature changes due to the blood flow and metabolic activity near the surface of the body. These sets of pictures are then reviewed using a four part analytic system, which determines the results of the test. Certain disorders, such as breast cancer can be found by finding abnormalities in behaviors, levels, and patterns in the temperature of the skin.
The Thermo scan procedure involves no pain, no compression, and no radiation. With the Thermo scan procedure, women all over the world can have a peace of mind by knowing 5-8 years in advance as to whether or not they are at risk for developing breast cancer. This is often the preferred choice of preliminary screening for breast cancer, followed by structural testing such as ultrasound, MRI, and a mammography, if recommended by the physician.