Thermography

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) has developed a detailed fact sheet which explains the differences between Mammography and Breast Thermography called Mammography and Breast Thermography in New Zealand Today (PDF, 111Kb).

For further information, please take a look at the new June 2010 Position Statement, ‘The use of thermography as a breast cancer screening or diagnostic tool' (PDF, 344Kb) developed by The National Screening Unit (NSU), the Cancer Society of New Zealand, The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation and The New Zealand Branch of The Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

As indicated in the above Position Statement, The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation unequivocally recommends screening and diagnostic mammograms for the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. The role of breast thermography as an alternative breast imaging technique is unproven (due to findings remaining in question), and cannot be recommended without evidence-based data supported by large-scale, statistically valid, randomised controlled trials.

Read the full details: Mammography and Breast Thermography in New Zealand Today (PDF, 111Kb).

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