Every screening has its strengths and limitations. Since no breast test is 100% accurate 100% of the time, a multimodal approach, using thermography and ultrasound together, undoubtedly increases your chances of detection.
Consider a Multimodal Approach
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Increase your chances of detection.
No screening is 100% accurate, but each has its own strengths. That’s why it’s important to consider a multimodal approach by incorporating thermography and ultrasound into your regular health regimen. By using tests that review multiple aspects of the body, the chances of detecting abnormalities increase exponentially.
Get a comprehensive view of your health.
Thermography examines the functional activity in your body, while ultrasound looks at your body from a structural perspective. By monitoring both, you’ll get a comprehensive view of how your body is working and if any abnormalities are present.
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Take advantage of the time and savings by booking a combination appointment at one facility.
Here’s what to expect with a multimodal approach.
What happens next.
Includes both breasts, underarm lymphatic region, and upper back.
Includes your initial and 3-month follow up thermography appointments.
Breasts & Abdomen
(or Any 2 Regions)
Choose two regions: breasts, head & neck, abdomen, immune health check, arms, or legs.
Includes the entire body including the breast region for female clients.
Includes everything but the legs and feet.
Breasts & Underarms
Examines both breasts and underarm lymphatic glands. Also used to determine if any lumps are solid masses or fluid-filled cysts.
Women’s Health Check
Includes breasts and pelvic organs, then choose between right upper abdomen or thyroid.
Includes liver, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, right and left kidney.
Examines the thyroid to assess size, lumps, nodules, or masses.
Includes abdominal views of all female reproductive organs. Trans-vaginal exam may be performed only if needed.
Examines for any narrowing or blockages that can lead to stroke.
Frequently Asked Questions
We can all agree that early detection saves lives. By implementing more than one screening to your regular routine you’ll be able to increase your chance of detection. Thermography monitors the functional activity of your breast tissue – looking for abnormal changes or signs of pathology at a very early stage. Ultrasound is a structural test – meaning it can look at lumps, masses, and cysts and determine if they are solid or fluid-filled. Every screening has its strengths and limitations. Since no breast test is 100% accurate 100% of the time, a multimodal approach (thermography and ultrasound together) undoubtedly increases your chances of detection. By utilizing both screenings you will receive a more comprehensive view of an area of concern and your overall health. Clinical trials demonstrated that thermography significantly augments the long-term survival rates of its recipients by as much as 61%. When used as part of a multimodal approach (ultrasounds, clinical examination, mammography, and infrared imaging), 95% of all early-stage cancers will be detected. By taking advantage of additional screening methods clients and their doctors are then able to identify early signs of pathology and gain valuable time to take proactive approaches earlier on.
While both screenings are non-invasive, pain and radiation free they are two completely different technologies. Thermography uses an infrared camera to detect thermal heat patterns that may indicate abnormal activity and inflammation inside the body. This can help detect disease processes even before symptoms arise. Ultrasounds, while also noninvasive, use high-frequency sound waves to create images or videos of organs, vessels, and other structures inside the body. It can determine if a lump is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass and can also take specific measurements to monitor changes.
Both screenings have their strengths and their limitations so it depends on what your concern or goal is. For example, if you have a palpable lump then an ultrasound would be recommended to more precisely identify and measure the lump now that it is an existing structure. However, if your concern is inflammation or unexplained pain then thermography will provide more helpful information. Of course, by implementing both screenings to your routine breast health regimen you will increase your chances of detection but ultimately is a personal decision.
According to the CDC, women 40 to 44 years old should consider breast cancer screenings once a year. However, if you have a family history of breast cancer or other types of cancer, it’s advisable to start even earlier.
It is never too early to gain peace of mind by implementing a multimodal screening approach.