Medical Thermography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that enables the doctor to visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared camera is used to convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color on a monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram. The spectrum of colors indicates an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. Since there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal temperature asymmetries can be easily identified.
The thermal patterns displayed on the thermogram are as unique as fingerprints. In healthy people, there is a symmetrical thermal pattern that is consistent and reproducible for that individual. Injury or disease will result in thermal asymmetries. After detection, thermography also has an effective role in monitoring the effects of treatment.
Research shows that cancer may develop over a period of time and that abnormal cells may develop as early as 10 years before cancer. By measuring temperature changes, breast thermography can detect abnormal cellular activities in the breast 5-10 years before other diagnostic tools… without radiation or breast compression, and in a very safe manner. Medical Thermography has been used extensively in human medicine in Canada, U.S., Europe and Asia for the past 25+ years. In addition to its use as an adjunct test for breast cancer, Medical Thermography is also used, among others, by sports physicians and chiropractors to detect the source of physical pain and to reduce the likelihood of future injuries in athletes and musicians.
Thermography is a breast screening risk assessment tool to aid in identifying women who have an increased risk for developing breast cancer. Current research has determined that the key to breast cancer survival rests upon its earliest possible detection. If discovered in its earliest stages, 95% cure rates are possible. Our clinic is dedicated to providing one of the most important adjunctive breast cancer screening procedures available.
If you are interested in a screening at our clinic, please call 416.261.8181 to schedule a visit. Next screening day is: June 23, 2017 (Friday) from 9:00 to 7:00 pm.
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