When it comes to breast health, women should explore safe Breast Health Study alternatives….ones with NO RADIATION.
Thermography is an excellent breast health screening tool, currently being recognized as the gold standard for helping women maintain healthy breasts by monitoring for changes over time. Thermography is a safe, non-contact, non-invasive test that does not damage cells or DNA, and takes less than 30 minutes. It is a valuable and painless procedure that alerts you and your doctor the changes so you can prevent problems later.
Thermography detects and records subtle physiological changes that cannot be seen with any other imaging tests. These subtle changes are the earliest signs of changes in breast health.
One of the benefits of Thermography screening is the opportunity for safely monitoring the breasts, in addition to self-examination, doctor examination or the use of mammography alone.
Thermography is highly accurate for safely screening women with:
- Dense breasts
- Large breasts
- Sensitive breasts
- Lumpy breasts
Thermography also has the added benefit of evaluating all areas of the breasts and lymph areas not usually seen with other tests.
All Thermography screenings are performed by a technician certified in clinical thermography. Reports are interpreted by MD’s specifically trained in medical thermology.
Who Can benefit from Breast Thermography?
All women, of any age, can benefit from thermography breast screening, including all women who are not candidates for more invasive screening because of age or possible previous radiation exposure. A “thermographically suspicious” indication can justify further clinical evaluation if recommended.
Breast Thermography provides the earliest detection of:
- Breast Disease
- Fibrocystic Disease
- Estrogen Dominance
- Breast Cysts
- Lymphatic Congestion
- Benign or Malignant Tumors
Breast Abnormalities may include:
- They are NOT related to breast cancer.
- About 60% of women will have at least one cyst during their lifetime.
- Cysts are collections of fluids in breast tissue.
- They are usually small and do not cause problems, but may increase in size, form a lump, or cause pain or tenderness.
- Cysts occur most commonly between the ages of 35 and 50 years and especially between 42 and 48 years.
- They are uncommon after menopause except in women on Hormone Replacement Therapy.
- Hormonal thickening is NOT related to the development of breast cancer.
- This can occur at any age during the reproductive years and may come and go.
- It is a response to hormone changes and is often related to pre-menopausal breast tenderness.
- It usually disappears naturally after menopause. Further diagnosis can be made with a combination of breast examination, mammography, ultrasound and needle biopsy.
- No treatment is necessary unless there is pain.
- They are not related to breast cancer but do need to be accurately diagnosed.
- This can usually be done by needle biopsy.
- These are very common nodules in the breast and are commonly benign.
- They are common in young women (under 25) but can occur at any age.
- They appear as oval, tender masses and may not be able to be felt as lumps.
- Many women have more than one.
- Diagnosis is usually made by ultrasound, needle biopsy and mammography (in older women).
- They may be removed by surgery but this is not essential.
- Most nipple discharges are harmless – particularly if the discharge comes from more than one duct and from both nipples.
- If the discharge is bloodstained or watery it is important to see your Doctor.
- These discharges are due to the production of fluid by normal breast cells in response to hormones.
Breast Thermography uses NO RADIATION and is 100% safe and painless. Since it is a preventative screening, no referral is necessary. All interpretations at Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging Center are read by Board Certified MD’s only .
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**Thermography is not a stand-alone test and does not replace mammography or any other imaging device.