Sat, Jun 24|
Thermography can be used to detect abnormal heat for a variety of ailments for both men and women, and has the added advantage of not using any radiation or X-rays.
Time & Location
Jun 24, 2023, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Stonington, 107 Wilcox Rd #103, Stonington, CT 06378, USA
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What is a thermogram?
A thermogram, or as it is also called, Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging, is a FDA approved method of measuring patterns of heat emitted from the body, In relation to breast cancer, a thermogram detects angiogenesis which is the growth of new blood vessels. These new blood vessels feed a tumor and they show up as higher temperature in breast tissue.
What is the difference between a thermogram and a mammogram?
First, these are two entirely different methods of screening for breast cancer and thermograms in no way replace mammograms. Mammograms detect structure or anatomy such as a tumor; thermograms detect a process or physiology like inflammation or angiogenesis. Second, mammograms use radiation and compression; thermograms use neither – so there is no damage to fragile, cellular DNA. Third, thermograms view a larger area (all the way up parallel to and under the arm pit) which is one of the reasons why they have a better detection rate. Fourth and most importantly, because thermograms detect the growth of new blood cells, they detect cancerous conditions in the breast up to 8 years before a mammogram can detect a tumor. So since no one knows how to prevent cancer, early detection seems to be your best chance for overcoming this dreaded disease.