Infrared Breast Thermography (also known as No-Touch or Non-Contact Breast Scan) is actually a non-contact method of helping detect breast cancer earlier. Another advantage is thermography does not emit cancer causing radiation in the first place. The infrared digital camera shoots thermal pictures that reveal minor alterations (thermal signs) in the physiology of the breast, therefore helping detect cancer tumors approximately 10 years in advance of other techniques like mammography or palpation.
While this is a highly accurate method of revealing thermal signs consistent with thermal signs known to be correlated with cancer symptoms, it has been rarely employed in the medical establishment, but that is rapidly changing.
The cost of Infrared Non-Contact Breast Thermography is $275.
Thermography carries a 9% for both false positive readings, as well as false negatives – and is pain-free providing a complete preview of the torso and the under arm area.
The Non-Cancerous (Benign) Thermography Report: The image below (Figure 1) shows symmetrical vascular-like properties as hot – looking like bolts of lightening. You can see the same bi-lateral features (both sides), indicating it is normal. In addition, these traits generally responded autonomously, meaning that if the woman were to place her hands to a cold surface such as ice, the readings (colors) will obviously change as they should. This reading is determined to be benign because there’s no malignancy risk.
Abnormal or Irregular Thermography Report: The image below (Figure 2) exhibits vascular-like hyperthermic characteristic in the outside portion (lateral) of the breast on the right (point 1). The characteristics here are abnormal, and the temperature is >1.4ºC over the base temperature levels of the opposite breast in point 2, (a pathological indication.) This specific reading has a 96% confirmation of malignancy. When adding ‘F’ to TH-5F, it shows hypothermic properties (cold) in the lower portion (caudal) of the breast, pointing to fiber-adenoma cyst that is benign.
Thermal Graphic Revealing Yellow Colored Banding: This third picture (Figure 3) could have a rating of TH2. Here the hyperthermic semetric characteristics in the busts (both breast), implies a metabolic imbalance. Such a vascularity is often times seen in women who are pregnant – which is deemed normal. However, when present in women who are menopausal, it means that estrogen is in abundance, or that there is an imbalance in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone. This is referred to as estrogen dominance, which may result in an unhealthy condition of the breast if not otherwise addressed. Additional, hormone testing is advised, together with natural supplementing as a preventative course.