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Infrared thermography to quantify the risk of breast cancer.
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences
Information
Abstract
From the last decades, infrared thermography is quite often associated with things other than clinical medicine. For example, the chemical, automobile, aeronautic industries and civil engineering. However, thermography is where infrared images of the breast are analyzed by board certified thermographers and an abnormal thermogram is reported as the significant risk for the existence of breast tumor (Ng, 2009). Thermography is a painless, noninvasive, no radiation, as well as being cheaper and faster, easier access. The aim of this review was to identify the views of clinicians on the use of thermography for quantifying the risk of breast cancer. We used articles published recently in a reliable database. Thermography has been convicted over the years; it has been labeled by subjective interpretation. Most of the reviewed articles agree that mammography is currently the main examination chosen by doctors for the screening of breast cancer (Acharya et al., 2010; Kennedy et al., 2009). However, several studies have reported promising results for the technique (Wang et al., 2010). Additionally, some authors suggest that thermography is complementary to other diagnostic methods, and that the best strategy for the early detection of breast cancer would be to use them together (Kennedy et al., 2009; Hersh, 2004). The combination of thermal imaging with other tests would increase accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of the evaluation and allow a better quantification of the risk of breast cancer.
International
No
JCR
No
Title
Bioimages
ISBN
0919-2719
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
20
Journal number
From page
1
To page
7
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Sergio Piñonosa Cano (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Sillero Quintana (UPM)
  • Autor: Amelia Ferro Sanchez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Deporte Rendimiento
  • Departamento: Deportes
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