The left breast is shown to be cool with a normal limited vascular pattern.
This image shows the right breast with the area of the lump directly facing the infrared detector. The increased heat and vascularity is very evident.
This image shows a significant amount of heat and vascularity (angiogenesis) in the right breast, especially over the lump in the upper outer quadrant.
Breast Thermography offers Early Detection of Breast Cancer at high accuracy.
Thermography is a painless and non-invasive approach to breast cancer screening.
Now available in Hong Kong, this reliable, FDA approved, method has been used successfully since the early 1980s and offers early and highly accurate detection of breast cancer.
Breast Thermography is safe and extremely useful in testing breast cancer at an early stage. The 15-minute procedure can detect the subtle changes in temperature which accompany breast pathology whether it is cancerous, fibrocystic or infectious.
What is so unique about Thermography?
Thermography is a digital infrared thermal imaging technology, measuring heat emitted from the skin and translating it into a visual thermographic pattern.
The temperature of our skin varies according to the blood flow in a specific area. Thermography detects pathological changes due to increased blood flow from a neovascular growth that occurs with fast growing tumors. This forms the basis for the diagnostic pattern. An abnormal heat pattern would be generated by early stage blood vessel growth in addition to the heat generated from the metabolic activity of the tumor once it has developed.
Multi-year studies show...
Of early stage breast cancers, 95% are diagnosed when thermography is used. Over 60% increased survival rate is attained when thermography is used together with self-examination, physician visits and mammography.
Thermography is safe and breast implant ‘friendly’ i.e. the implant material itself would not compromise the sensibility and accuracy of thermography in the detection of early breast cancer.
When to start screening?
Breast cancer in younger women is more aggressive and has lower survival rates, therefore an annual thermogram starting at around age 25 is recommended.
To make optimal use of thermal imaging, women are advised to initially receive two scans, about three to four months apart. This is because active cancerous masses typically double in size and heat at 100-day intervals.
Annual check up is recommended for preventative measures.
What is the proceedure like during a Thermal Imaging Session?
It is quick, non-invasive, painless and risk-free.
You will be left to relax for 10 to 15 minutes in order to cool down and achieve a stable body temperature
Next, you will be placed in front of a thermal imaging camera while a technician takes some digital images
Your pictures will be viewed by a certified thermography medical doctor, who will analyze the the patterns of the images
Your doctor will review the report with you. Together you will determine the next steps to take which may include additional personal consultations
“Breast thermography is an FDA approved method for breast screening since 1982. Coupled with clinical palpation and ultrasound scan, I am thoroughly convinced of the accuracy of breast thermography. Besides, breast thermography does not entail painful compression of the breasts, and does not use radioactive rays.” -Dr. Y.M. Wong, Singapore
“The procedure was very easy, discreet and best of all, painless! I feel confident and happy that I looked after my health… I recommend the thermography screening to other women as the technology is safe and effective.” -Laurie
“I found thermography screening reassuring and non-invasive… it reduces the need for annual mammograms and the radiation element involved in them.” -Angela C.
The thermography screening was very clear, quick and precise. I would definitely recommend thermography screening to other women as it is a great way to get results without exposure to radiation.” -Maria M.