Breast Thermography: History, Theory, and Use

Breast Thermography: History, Theory, and Use

This report is courtesy of The Natural Medicine Journal.

More than 50 years have passed since the hypothesis of thermography in breast imaging was proposed. During this time, thermography has gone from a legitimate, promising technology to one relegated to the shadows outside conventional medicine.

While thermography is not well evidenced for use as a screening tool, its use as an adjunctive imaging procedure alongside mammography should be considered, particularly for those with dense breast tissue. However, validation of protocols, equipment, and analytical techniques is needed in the context of large, randomized trials before its use can be considered truly evidence-based.

Read the full report from The Natural Medicine Journal.