Watch 'The Doctors' on CBS discuss NoTouch BreastScan (Sep 4, 2012)
Committed to ongoing R&D and clinical evaluations, we are continuously exploring better ways of detecting breast cancer. The mainstream medical use of IR Imaging has declined over the years due to the subjective interpretation of images, time consuming test procedure, and extended reporting duration. An innovative technology, NoTouch BreastScan overcomes the conventional limitations while maximizing clinical potential and minimizing the shortfalls.
Over the past few years, NoTouch BreastScan has been evaluated in several clinical studies performed in the United States and internationally.
Summary of the most recent clinical evaluations:
"Does infrared thermography predict the presence of malignancy in patients with suspicious radiologic breast abnormalities?" Click here to read clinical trial.
- Accuracy to detect biopsy-proven breast cancer: 87%
- False positives: 48%
- Click here to see the list of breast cancers in this study with type, grade, size and pathologic information.
"The accuracy of digital infrared imaging for breast cancer detection in women undergoing breast biopsy." Click here to read clinical trial.
- Conclusion: NoTouch BreastScan is an effective adjunctive test for breast cancer detection
- Combined accuracy of NoTouch BreastScan & Mammography: 89%
- False positives: 25%
"A Prospective Study of Computerized Digital Infrared Image Analysis (NoTouch BreastScan™) in Biopsy Proven Breast Cancers." Click here to read clinical trial.
- Conclusion: No significant difference in sensitivity in women older or younger than 50 years of age
- Accuracy to detect biopsy-proven breast cancer in women under the age of 50: 90%
- False positives: 35%
Other recent breast IR imaging publications
Conventional infrared imaging (thermography) for the purpose of adjunctive breast cancer screening is not a new concept. Since the 1960's, a plethora of clinical information has been gathered based on this modality and its utility. Data, facts, and figures regarding the advantages and shortcomings of this technology are readily available . The global burden of breast cancer has risen to unimaginable proportions, encouraging the development of a novel approach to conventional thermography.
Click here to view the summarized documentation of other recent breast infrared imaging publications.
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1. Clinical History of Infrared Imaging. Download PDF here.