The medical device manual linked here devotes its Chapter 25 to digital infrared thermal imaging, written by some of the pioneers on the subject. It discusses the studies and the physiology of thermography and how it can be used to verify and improve findings of other tests, reduce false positives and improve detection of thermal patterns of cancers that really matter, the aggressive hot ones.
In the publication above, you'll find peer-reviewed research comprising over 300,000 women.
Annual thermal imaging is an excellent predictor, or warning system, for breast cancer. Cell changes that may be indicative of pre-cancerous changes may be seen far enough in advance that one has time to intervene with lifestyle, environmental and diet changes for an optimized opportunity of preventing cancer.
The authors of the publication above found these statements to be true after analyzing long-term studies:
1) An abnormal thermogram is 10 times more significant as a future risk indicator for breast cancer than a first order family history of the disease.
2) A persistent abnormal thermogram carries with it a 22x higher risk of future breast cancer.
Below you will find research articles on thermography compiled by the American College of Clinical Thermology Research Center. Links will be continually updated as new research is documented.
General Information about Thermography: how does it work, what are the indications for the test?
Manual for Referring Health Care Providers by Peter Leando, PhD and Daniel Farrier, MD. Copyright Meditherm, Inc. 2003
The Best Breast Test: The Promise of Thermography
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging...an Overview
Thermography for Breast Cancer
American College of Clinical Thermology - Thermography in Breast Screening
A brief review of Breast Thermography research and breast cancer detection.
See page 30-36 of the Manual for Referring Health Care Providers by Peter Leando, PhD and Daniel Farrier, MD. Copyright Meditherm, Inc. 2003
Len Saputo MD Beyond Mammography, The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, June 2004.
Why serial scans are more effective than cold stressing for Breast Thermography.
Peter Leando, DC, PhD. Cold Stressing Breasts and why we don’t do it anymore.
William C. Amalu, DC, DABCT. Nondestructive Testing of the Human Breast: The Validity of Dynamic Stress Testing in Medical Infrared Breast Imaging Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS. San Francisco, CA, Sept 1-5, 2004.