Detect erratic heat patterns
Offer early warning signs of breast disease
Show vascular development
Offer a critical view in determining hormonal levels
Show your level of risk of having breast cancer now and in the future.
The principle author of the chapter above on Infrared Imaging of the Breast in The Biomedical Engineering Handbook: Medical Devices and Systems, is Dr. Amalu, the interpreter of our images. Links to his sites are listed below under “useful educational links”. They are a resource of reliable information about what thermography can and cannot do. He also identifies 7 MYTHS about thermography.
Assorted thermography myths (you’ll be directed to another site with these links):