We believe thermography offers great potential as a screening tool to assist in early detection of many diseases and deserves continued research.
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Keyserlignk, J.R., Ahlgren, P.D., et al. Infrared imaging of the breast; initial reappraisal using high-resolution digital technology in 100 successive cases of stage 1 and 2 breast cancer. (Breast J, 1998) 4.
Keyserlingk and associates published a retrospective study reviewing the relative ability of clinical examinations, mammography, and infrared imaging to detect 100 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ, stage I and 2 breast cancers.
Results from the study found that the sensitivity for clinical examination alone was 61%, mammography alone was 66%, and infrared imaging alone was 83%. When suspicious and equivocal mammograms were combined, the sensitivity increased to 85%.
A sensitivity of 95% was achieved when suspicious and equivocal mammograms were combined with abnormal infrared images.
However, when clinical examination, mammography, and infrared images were combined, a sensitivity of 98% was reached.
Medical Thermography has been well researched for more than 30 years, accumulating more than 800 peer-reviewed, published studies.
International Bibliography of Breast Thermography 1956-1987