Thermography

Microcalcifications in breast tissue indicate an increased risk for the development of certain breast cancers. Studies have shown that abnormal thermal patterns represent a far more reliable risk factor than family history (Gautherie, 1995).

The  combination thermography and ultrasound is safe and effective in detecting early breast cancer, years before what a mamograms ability to detect breast cancer and with a higher accuracy rate and lower toxicity. Even better, a new thermographic dynamic whole-body detection tool has been perfected for better results. The Institute’s holistic oncology workshop details this new technique. (1)

References and Precision Notes

1. The first recorded use of thermobiological diagnoses can be found in the writings of Hippocrates around 480 BC. Mud was preadover the patient and areas that would dry first were thought to indicate underlying organ pathology. Over time continued research and clinical observations proved that certain temperatures and temperature behaviors were indicative of normal and abnormal physiological processes. In the U.S., the first diagnostic use of infrared imaging was in 1956 when Lawson discovered that the skin temperature over a cancer was higher than that of normal tissue. He showed the venous blood draining from the tumor site is often warmer than its arterial supply. In 1982 the FDA published its approval and classification of thermography as an adjunctive diagnostic screening procedure. Since then it has been cleared for several indications such as neoplastic disorders and inflammatory conditions, as well as thyroid dysfunction, neuromuscular disease and breast disorders. Yet, the gold standard detection tools are still mamograms and the like.

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