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Breast Thermography

Safer Breast Cancer Prevention

Thermal Scans can detect irregular breast patterns before a noticeable lump is formed.  In fact, Thermography is the only screening tool that can detect inflammatory breast cancer, in which there are no lumps that can be detected by self exam or mammogram.

With Breast Thermography, it is important to establish a stable “baseline” for each patient.  This is done by having two imaging sessions done within a 3 month period.  Because active cancers double in size and heat approximately 100 days apart, changes from the first breast scan to the second will alert your doctor to request additional tests.

Initial baseline scans are used to compare all future imagine studies.  If heat patterns remain unchanged, annual Thermal Scans are recommended.  If there are changes seen in the initial scans or subsequent annual scans, a more frequent imaging timeline may be recommended as well as follow up with your doctor to determine why things are changing.

By adding Thermal Scans to your annual exams and breast imaging studies (mammograms, ultrasound, MRI), you can improve your chances for early breast cancer detection by 97%.  All women can benefit, but it is especially useful for younger women (ages 30-50) whose denser and more vascular breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective.  With one in eight women getting diagnosed, it’s never too early to start breast cancer prevention.

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Normal BreastsNORMAL:Good thermal symmetry with no suspicious thermal findings.
Fibrocystic BreastsFIBROCYSTIC:  Significant vascular activity in the left breast which was clinically correlated with fibrocystic changes.
DCISDUCTAL CARCINOMA:  Vascular asymmetry in the upper left breast was particularly suspicious and clinical investigation indicated a palpable mass. Biopsy confirmed a DCIS of 2cm.
Inflammatory Breast CancerINFLAMMATORY CANCER:  This cancer cannot be detected by mammogram because it is not a “lump” cancer.  Prior to the Thermogram, there were no signs of abnormality.
SUE1BASELINE THERMOGRAM:  Baseline Thermogram showed a slight hyperthermic asymmetry in the upper right breast.
sue7xTHREE MONTHS:  The follow-up study at 3 months showed the pattern had become more well defined. Mammography was inconclusive.
SUE6TWELVE MONTHS:  The follow up study at twelve months showed the pattern had increased in heat and become much more active and defined.  At this stage, the radiologist reading the Mammogram using the Thermogram as a guide, was able to detect a 2cm DCIS, which was confirmed with biopsy.

Thermal Body Scan

2090 North IH 35, Suite 4116

New Braunfels, TX 78130

Phone: (831) 420-7390

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