A Breast Thermogram is the only screening that gives a woman a Risk Assessment. By knowing the State-of-Her-Breast-Health, she is empowered to take proactive, preventive steps to decrease risk.
One important proactive step a woman can take is to literally get into better touch with her breasts. Effie J. Spurlin and Susanne Boatwright-Young partners with Gaye Walden with Holistic Breast Health to give women a more comprehensive breast exam, empowering them to be aware of how their breasts feel so they can be alerted if there are any changes. Effie and Susanne do Lymphatic Breast Drainage/Massage and teaches women how to do this on themselves. (See Instruction Video under )
Breast Thermography, also known as Breast Thermal Imaging, uses a very sensitive digital infrared camera to measure heat on the surface of the breasts. This can show if one or both breasts or any area(s) in the breasts are “running warmer than normal.” Significantly warmer breasts or areas of the breast may indicate infection, trauma or inflammation. In the follow-up with Gaye Walden, an extensive list of proactive steps is given and discussed.
IMAGES FROM INFRARED CAMERA DISPLAYED IN RAINBOW (FALSE COLOR) AND IN INVERTED GRAYSCALE
The Rainbow View maps heat differences in color and is used by the evaluating doctor to visualize any regional temperature differences. The doctor is particularly interested in seeing if there is a significant difference in temperature in an area of one breast compared to the contralateral (same) area of the other breast.
The Grayscale View is used to visualize vascular pattern(s). Since the concentrated blood in the veins is typically warmer than the surrounding tissue, the veins show up as darker lines in Grayscale View. Irregular vascular patterns can be indicative of abnormal cells forming new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, a physiological process known as angiogenesis.
BREAST THERMAL IMAGING IS FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES & ALL BREAST TYPES
It is especially effective for women with dense breast, women with Breast Implants, women who have had Breast Reductions and for Monitoring after Surgery. It is also safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Women who begin to have Breast Thermograms in their 20’s, and establish their unique Breast prints earlier, will benefit the most by this proactive, preventive screening. By having regular Breast Thermograms, women can monitor their breast health throughout their lives and be alerted of any physiological changes in time to incorporate preventive strategies to reduce their risk of disease. Physiological changes typically occur years before structural changes.
For more information and scheduling a Thermography go to Holistic Breast Health.