Breast thermography can be a useful tool for detecting changes in the function of the breast tissue. It is safe and does not subject the body to carcinogenic radiation.
Thermography provides images produced by heat emissions from within the breast tissue. These images can provide useful information on physiological changes within the breasts, helping to identify potential risk areas which may require further attention. This allows people to avoid exposure to the harmful radiation of mammography unless necessary, particularly those that choose not to have mammograms due to not wanting to subject their bodies to radiation on a regular basis.