Lately, a lot of people are opting not to get mammograms in favor of thermography. Dr. Senayet Agonafer, a radiologist at Montefiore Medical Center, says that this is not the choice medical professionals recommend. Mammograms are still the most-effective way to detect breast cancer.
Thermography is a form on infrared, radiation emission. “Different tissues have different metabolic activity, and thermography is a way to measure that,” Dr. Agonafer says. Still, data indicates that a mammogram is the better choice. “Thermography is a lot less sensitive than mammography. The sensitivity for thermography and detection of breast cancer is around 40%, and for mammography the sensitivity is around 85%.”Read More