Thermography uses a highly-specialized infrared camera to measure the amount of thermal energy emitted by an area of the body. The results are digitally analyzed to create a map of these heat patterns. From this digital map, our Board Certified Thermographer, Dr. Alex Mostovoy, is able to assess how the breast tissue is functioning & identify and explain any areas of concern.
Benefits of Thermography
- Non-invasive and painless, no compression of the breast tissue
- Infrared technology (NO radiation)
- Safe – even during pregnancy
- Early detection of abnormal areas – in some cases up to 10 years sooner than other screening methods
- Breast density does not affect the imaging, making it a great choice for women with dense breasts
- Ideal assessment for women who have had breast implants
How Does Thermography work?
The goal of thermography is to identify problem areas before structural changes even occur. This differs from mammogram technology, which can only pick up lesions that are already large enough to be visualized.
When abnormal cells begin to multiply, the area draws extra blood flow. This localized increase in circulatory activity causes more heat to be emitted from the site. Thermography works by measuring the increased heat, or thermal energy, being produced by the area. This makes Thermography a must have option for women who are interested in breast cancer prevention & not just dealing with a cancer after it has formed.