Thermogram results differ from person to person, so once a “baseline” thermal image is recorded, it’s kept on file to compare against future evaluations. Some experts describe thermogram results as being like a “thermal fingerprint,” since they are unique to each person and only change if pathology (disease) develops.
— Dr. Josh Axe

Who should have Breast Thermography?

  • Women with Fibrocystic Breasts or Dense Breasts

  • Younger women who want to limit radiation exposure to the breast (ages 20-49
    for example)

  • Women with inconclusive mammograms

  • Women with surgical implants

  • Women with a family history of breast cancer

  • Women struggling with hormone imbalances

  • Women who want a baseline for overall breast health

  • Women who have had surgical procedures or biopsies to the breast

  • Women who have had a mastectomy

  • You have had an abnormal mammogram and have been told you need to wait 6
    months before your next mammogram

  • Any man or woman concerned about breast health

Early detection by thermography saves lives!

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Thermography - Breast Imaging

Breast Imaging Can:

  • Detect inflammatory breast disease which cannot be seen with a mammogram

  • Detect heat/vascular changes up to eight years prior to a mammogram detecting a structure

  • Scan dense breasts, breasts with implants and fibrocystic breasts

  • Provide early detection especially for women between the ages of 30-50 when mammograms are typically not recommended yet and breast tissue is more dense.

Thermography is the only technology that can pick up abnormalities before they become cancer. Therefore, it is the only truly preventative technology that is non-invasive, has no radiation, no compression and is painless!

Every cell in our body naturally gives off a small amount of metabolic heat that increases when an abnormal condition (inflammation) occurs. A thermography scan can detect these changes. Thermography makes it possible to detect abnormal activities in the breast tissue up to eight years before a lump would be detected by a mammogram. 

One way to think about detecting these changes is whether your breasts have a fever. If there is heat/inflammation present research has shown there is a significant increased risk of developing breast cancer in the future. The beauty of knowing this information early is often with proactive measures like dietary changes, stress management and reducing your toxic load, this inflammation can be reversed.

Mammograms look at anatomical changes in the breast - meaning they find a structure (lump, tumor, cyst) that is already formed. Thermography looks at vascular changes - meaning it looks at how blood is flowing, areas of inflammation, and asymmetries between the two breasts which can all point to breast tissue beginning to move in a direction of disease. Finding these results out early can allow for proactive health changes to support your breast health.

It takes years for a tumor to grow, thus the earliest possible indication of abnormality is needed to allow for the earliest possible treatment and intervention.

With breast thermography it is important to have two scans done, three months apart. Active cancers double in size and heat approximately 90 days apart. If there are increased heat patterns and/or vascular changes by the second scan, additional treatment modalities will be recommended by the interpreting doctor allowing for earlier and better treatment outcomes. If there is no change in the breast tissue during the second scan this establishes your baseline which will then be used to compare to your scan the following year.

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Pictures of Various Breast Digital Infrared Thermal Images (DITI)