All of our Neuro-Structural Chiropractic patients are familiar with thermography; We use it to check the status of nervous system function on every visit. It is a not only showing function but also gives us a valid measure of change in the nervous system. Thermography isn’t just for Neuro-Structural Care, it can be used for many other health screening too.
One of the better, and more researched areas thermography can help is in detecting breast cancer.
A 2008 study at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell found that Breast Thermography had a 97% sensitivity in discovering malignancies; the use of a Digital Infrared camera identified 58 out of 60 malignancies in breast tissue. According to the medical researchers involved in the study,
“DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging) is a valuable adjunct to mammography and ultrasound, especially in women with dense breast parenchyma.”
Surprisingly, with all the medical and media hype about mammograms, there have been only eight internationally-controlled clinical trials regarding this traditional procedure, involving about 500,000 women. Furthermore, recent analysis of these trials concluded that only 2 of those studies were statistically valid. Based on these two trials, involving approximately 66,000 women, study authors Gotzsche and Olsen concluded,