Women who want to be as proactive as possible when it comes to their breast health have a valuable new ally in a safe, quick, and easy imaging test called Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging, or Thermography, offered locally by ThermApproach, located at 3130 Central Park West Drive in Toledo.
Thermography is radiation-free, pain-free, and 100% safe. In fact, Thermography is one of the only procedures that can safely scan and image the entire body at once in addition to specific regions of interest.
While Thermography does not replace mammograms, this procedure has been FDA-approved since 1982 as an adjunct tool for breast health screening. Unlike mammography, it is a test of physiology and function and measures infrared heat, which can be a signal of new blood vessel growth feeding a tumor. Cancer is “hot”—the cells are active from the very beginning—so with thermal imaging, doctors can find changes early on.
Thermography is appropriate for women of all ages who want to detect and monitor their breast health safely, and is particularly valuable for women with dense breasts, where the dense tissue may hinder detection of early stage tumors with mammography.
All reports are interpreted by MDs additionally Board Certified in Thermology. Also, test results are emailed directly to the patient and a physical copy is sent to the patient’s physician or other health practitioner.
This quick and easy test can give you a baseline on your breast health at any age and monitor your breast health safely without compression or radiation. For the earliest detection of possible developing issues, use Thermography and get a more complete picture of your health.❦