Regardless if you are already offering breast Thermography in your practice and are looking for a more rewarding experience, seeking to expand your practice with the latest and best technology, or contemplating a new breast Thermography practice, you will find the Thermography Clinic of Halton site of interest to you.
There are multiple reasons our Thermogram Interpretation service is the solution to the difficulty of choosing a reputable and qualified evaluation centre.
Our breast Thermography interpretation method is intelligent, thorough, and fully compliant with international standards.
The benefits of thermal assessments are:
Early recognition of the subtle signs of chronic disease for prevention
Thermal signs of deficiencies which can be addressed with lifestyle recommendations
Early signs of inflammatory-related diseases for prevention
The concept of thermography is not new. In 460 B.C. Hippocrates would place mud and clay over people and look for heat areas that would dry faster. These hot spots would be areas in which he would focus on. The same concept is used today, however there have been tremendous advances in technology, especially over the past 20 years in the sensitivity of the infrared cameras and software. There are doctors, chiropractors, naturopaths, nutritionists, etc. using thermography throughout the US, Canada and the world. There have been over 800 indexed studies in the past 40 years with well over 300,000 women participants demonstrating infrared imaging’s abilities in the early detection of breast cancer.
Dr. Michel Gautherie is a recognized expert in accurately evaluating breast Thermograms, and the author of the gold standard breast Thermography interpretation protocol upon which our program is based. In 1982 Gautherie, and others joined together to develop and commercially use a computerized version of Gautherie's protocol.This research can be found in a study that was presented in the Thermal Assessment of Breast Health, entitled “Accurate and Objective Evaluation of Breast Thermograms: Basic Principles and New Advances with Special Reference to an Improved Computer-Assisted Scoring System” and published by MTP Press Limited, Lancaster/Boston
Michel Gautherie, MD, followed 10,834 women over 2 to 10 years by clinical examination, mammography and thermography. (15) The study followed 387 people with normal breast examinations and mammograms but Th3 thermographic scores for an average of less than three years. In those without symptoms, 33% developed cancer. In those with cystic mastitis, cancer developed in 41%. These were predominately women between 30 to 45 years of age where breast cancer is the leading cause of death.
Based on extensive imaging and clinical work performed independently of the original study, Dr. G. Chapman, and Dr. B. Hobbins added new signs and values. Dr. Hobbins spearheaded several alternative treatments for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, which is 80 percent of breast cancers. His theory was each woman should be treated according to her wishes and each body responds different to treatment, what may work for one patient, may not have effective results with others.
“Thermography screening of the breast does not find breast cancer.
Thermography screening does identify a female population which is at higher risk than the population at large.
Thermography screening is biologically safe.
Thermography screening increases the opportunity to intensify educational emphasis.”
William Hobbins MD: Mass Breast Cancer Screening with Thermography, 25,000 Cases, 1975
Breast thermography was FDA approved for use as an adjunctive breast cancer screening procedure in 1982.