Breast thermography has been researched for over 30 years, and over 800 peer-reviewed breast thermography studies exist in the index-medicus. In this data base well over 250,000 women have been included as study participants. Some of these studies have followed patients up to 12 years. Breast thermography has an average sensitivity and specificity of 90%.
- An abnormal infrared image is the single-most important marker of high risk for developing breast cancer.
- A persistent abnormal thermogram carries with it a 22 times higher risk of future breast cancer.
- When thermography is added to a woman's regular breast health checkup, a 61% increase in survival rate has been realized.
- Finally, when used as part of a multimodal approach (clinical examination + mammography + thermography), 95% of early-stage cancers will be detected.
Thermography Research Studies