Why isn't Clinical Thermal Imaging more popular?

Although Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging a/k/a Thermography was FDA approved in 1982 as an adjunctive screening tool for breast cancer, we still do not here much about it even 30 years later.  Here are some possible reasons why...

If you haven’t heard of breast thermography, it’s because this proven technology has been thwarted by the multi-billion dollarAmerican mammography industry. For over 30 years, it has conducted a successful campaign that has suppressed this life saving technology at the expense of American women. Breast thermography’s outstanding accuracy is proven, while mammography’s screening failure and drawbacks are widely known. But, mammography is still promoted while breast thermography is discouraged. Explanation: It’s all about money!

Even though experts report in the most prestigious medical journal that...

 

“Screening for breast cancer with mammography is unjustified…the data show that for every 1000 women screened biannially throughout 12 years, one breast-cancer death is avoided whereas the total number of deaths is increased by six…there is no reliable evidence that screening decreases breast-cancer mortality.”

 – The Lancet (one of the oldest most respected medical journals in the world)

A financial empire has developed around mammography screening. In fact, if every woman were to follow American Cancer Society’s guidelines for mammography screening, the annual revenue to the mammography industry would exceed $6 billion.

Reputable medical professionals have repeatedly reported in the most respected medical journals that mammography screening to detect early breast cancers is inaccurate, ineffective, and its X-rays are harmful to a woman’s health. The benefits are minimal, at best, but the hazard to women’s health is enormous. In fact, since mammography screening was introduced in the early 1970’s, the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ has increased by 328%, 200% of which is due to mammography.

 

“There is little evidence documenting that mammography saves lives from

 breast cancer for premenopausal women.”

– 2003 issue of AMA journal, American Medical News.