Infrared thermography to quantify the risk of breast cancer.

Costa Faria, Flávia Amélia and Piñonosa Cano, Sergio and Gómez Carmona, Pedro María and Sillero Quintana, Manuel and Merussi Neiva, Cassiano (2012). Infrared thermography to quantify the risk of breast cancer.. "Bioimages", v. 20 (n. null); pp. 1-7. ISSN 0919-2719.


Title: Infrared thermography to quantify the risk of breast cancer.
  • Costa Faria, Flávia Amélia
  • Piñonosa Cano, Sergio
  • Gómez Carmona, Pedro María
  • Sillero Quintana, Manuel
  • Merussi Neiva, Cassiano
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Bioimages
Date: 2012
Volume: 20
Freetext Keywords: infrared thermography, breast cancer, thermograms, quantification of the risk
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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From the last decades, infrared thermography is quite often associated with things other than clinical medicine. For example, the chemical, automobile, aeronautic industries and civil engineering. However, thermography is where infrared images of the breast are analyzed by board certified thermographers and an abnormal thermogram is reported as the significant risk for the existence of breast tumor (Ng, 2009). Thermography is a painless, noninvasive, no radiation, as well as being cheaper and faster, easier access. The aim of this review was to identify the views of clinicians on the use of thermography for quantifying the risk of breast cancer. We used articles published recently in a reliable database. Thermography has been convicted over the years; it has been labeled by subjective interpretation. Most of the reviewed articles agree that mammography is currently the main examination chosen by doctors for the screening of breast cancer (Acharya et al., 2010; Kennedy et al., 2009). However, several studies have reported promising results for the technique (Wang et al., 2010). Additionally, some authors suggest that thermography is complementary to other diagnostic methods, and that the best strategy for the early detection of breast cancer would be to use them together (Kennedy et al., 2009; Hersh, 2004). The combination of thermal imaging with other tests would increase accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of the evaluation and allow a better quantification of the risk of breast cancer.

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