More Facts

  1. FDA approved Breast Thermography to be combined with mammography for screening of breast disease in 1982
  2. Research in the field of breast thermography has been underway since late 1950’s
  3. Index-medicus library carries 800+ peer-reviewed studies on breast thermography
  4. Over 300,000 women have participated in these studies
  5. Many of the above studies have large pool of participants – 10K, 37K, 60K, 85K
  6. The length of some studies is up to 12 years
  7. The protocols for interpretation have been standardized and strictly enforced over the last 25 years
  8. Thermography study of the breast yields 90% sensitivity and specificity in respect to deviation from the physiological norm of the breast tissue
  9. According to some studies:
    • abnormal thermograms can be a sign of potential breast tissue health problem due to deviation from the physiological norm
    • a thermogram that is constantly abnormal signifies a 22 times higher risk of abnormal cell division and potentially abnormal growth in the breast tissue
    • the one most significant marker of potentially abnormal cell division and growth in the breast tissue is the infrared image deviating from the norm
    • There is a definite increase in the long-term survival rate of the participants who had breast thermography
  1. When thermography is used as part of the comprehensive approach with mammography and physical exam, about 95% of early stage abnormal growth or inflammation could be detected