man is experiencing heat
production and exchange in every situation he undergoes or
peer-reviewed studies on
thermography exist in the index-medicus
Strict standardized interpretation
protocols have been established for
over 15 years.
For instance, radiography and
ultrasonography refer to anatomy.
Thermography, however, is based on
thermodynamics and thermokinetics,
which are unfamiliar to most
Considering the contribution that
thermography has demonstrated thus
far in the field of early cancer
detection, all possibilities should
be considered for promoting further
technical, biological, and clinical
research in this procedure.
Rothkamm and Markus Lobrich,
Evidence for a lack of DNA
double-strand break repair in human
cells exposed to very low x-ray
doses. PNAS, vol 100, no 9,
Infrared imaging offers a safe,
noninvasive procedure that would be
valuable as an adjunct to
mammography in determining whether a
lesion is benign or malignant with a
99% predictive value.
Y.R. Parisky, A. Sardi, R. Hamm, K.
Hughes, L. Esserman, S. Rust,
K.Callahan, Efficacy of Computerized
Infrared Imaging Analysis to
Evaluate Mammographically Suspicious
Lesions. AJR:180, January 2003
For every 1000 women screened, one
breast-cancer death is avoided
whereas the total number of deaths
is increased by six.
Peter C. Gtzsche, Ole Olsen,
Is Screening for Breast Cancer with
Mammography Justifiable? Summary
from Lancet 2000; 355:129-34
An overview; explore the latest
findings on various breast cancer
detection methods, including breast
Len Saputo, MD , Beyond Mammography,
The Townsend Letter for Doctors and
Clients, June 2004
Mammogram poses a wide range of
risks of which women worldwide still
Samuel Epstein, Rosalie Bertell, Ph.D., GNSH and
Danger and Unreliability of
Mammography, Int'l J. of Health Services, Vol 31, no
3, 605-625, 2001
Berkley Lab, University of California cell biologist
Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff
shows that exposure to
ionizing radiation creates a wound that can cause
cells to become cancerous.
D.J. Brenner, S.G. Sawant, M.P. Hande, R.C. Miller,
C.D. Elliston, Z. Fu, G Randers-Pehrson and S.A.
Marino, Routine screening mammography:
is the radiation-risk side of the benefit-risk
equation? Int. J. Radiat.Biol. 78 , 1065-1067 (2002)
G.J. Heyes and A.J. Mill The Neoplastic
Transformation Potential of Mammography X Rays and
Atomic Bomb Spectrum Radiation Radiation Research
162 December 2004
The potential radiation hazards associated with
routine screening mammography, in terms of breast
cancer induction, are discussed in the context of
the potential benefits.