researchers recently confirmed that infrared imaging of breast cancers
could detect minute temperature variations related to blood flow
and demonstrate abnormal patterns associated with the progression
of tumors. These images, or thermograms of the breast, were positive
for 83% of breast cancers compared to 61% for clinical breast examination
alone and 84% for mammography. The 84% sensitivity rate of mammography
alone was increased to 95% when infrared imaging was added.