Breast thermography combines advanced digital technology with ultra-sensitive infrared camera imaging to create a significant advance in the safe and early screening for breast cancer.
Thermography is for any woman who would rather not under go the discomfort or radiation of a mammogram if it is not necessary. Thermography is especially appropriate for younger women between 20 and 50 whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to pick up suspicious lesions. Women with implants are also excellent candidates for thermography. The thermography session can provide a 'clinical marker' to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.
These images are from six different studies. The first image in the upper left is considered normal breast images. The other five images all have potential breast health issues. The "hot red spots" in these images are infection and inflammation. Normal healthy breast will be blue and green.
In the inverted gray scale image you can see a defined vascular pattern. These patterns should not be seen.
NOTE: It is normal to see "red" heat under the arms and under breast where bra strap lays.