No-touch breast scans reported ineffective for cancer detection
By Robin Wulffson MD for eMaxHealth.com
If it sounds too good to be true it may be too good to be true. Infrared thermography has been touted as a breast cancer detection method that avoids radiation or uncomfortable breast compression; however, a new study presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons’ annual meeting, which was held from May 1 through May 5 in Phoenix, Arizona questions its reliability.
The study, which was conducted by researchers at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania, found that, among women who had biopsies following suspicious-looking radiologic exams, the procedure missed too many cancers.