Thermography is a radiation free, state-of-the-art screening procedure that uses an infrared camera to measure the temperature difference of each breast or body parts to aid in the early detection of cancer. As a tumor grows, it develops a bigger (and hotter) blood supply. This vascularity is picked up as a heat signal and forms an image like the ones shown above. In these images the heat surrounding the nipple is in excess of normal levels and a function of the increased growth of blood vessels that are feeding an underlying tumor.
Ryan and Louise Milleman are our resident thermographers. You can read more about their services at www.infrareadthermography.com