Classification of Risk of Breast Cancer by CRT Thermography
Microcalcifications in breast tissue indicate an increased risk of development of certain breast cancers. Studies have proved that abnormal thermal patterns represent a far more reliable risk factor than family history (Gautherie, 1995). With the advent of Whole-Body Regulation Thermography (CRT-2000, Eidam Co. Germany and Thermography USA, Inc. California), patients who have been previously cleared by mammography or had apparently benign fibrocystic mastopathies by history, may show degenerative changes in the neuro-regulative response patterns in the specific breast areas previous to the generation of true pathologies.
In screening programs designed to identify women at high risk of eveloping breast cancer, or in the primary care physician’s office or breast centers, regulation thermography should be used routinely in conjunction with all other modalities for diagnosis. In the primary care setting, a baseline ammographic thermogram should be recorded in all women regardless of age in order to minimize the danger of giving a false sense of security which may result from negative findings from physical or familial investigations alone, and even mammograms. In women above the age of 40, the combination of mammography and thermography serves to complete the wholistic consideration which includes anatomical as well as functional disturbances. While the breast cancer rate is rising in women under the age of 45, until now there has been no non-invasive screening method.
Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of a multimodality approach to breast diagnosis based upon complementary techniques. Of the available examination techniques, Regulation Thermography is the only method which provides significant metabolic and vascular phenomena and data that occur in breast tissue response. Whereas all other modalities essentially explore breast orphology, thermography investigates true physiology and it’s regulating mechanisms.
The systemic use of thermography in combination with physical examination, mammography and ultrasound increases the overall accuracy of the early detection of cancer (Gautherie, 1995). Regulation Thermography adds two valuable dimensions to the diagnostic richness of the test: 1) it measures autonomic response projections through the internal tissues stimulated by a cool-air stress stimulus; and 2) it utilizes and describes signatures of diseases as it has been synthesized by over 25 years of clinical cases confirmed by pathology and radiological findings, incorporated into the computerized workstation software.
A CASE AND POINT
A 42 year-old women came to the clinic with fibrocystic breasts, negative mammography 9 months prior. Regulation Thermography results: marked rigid regulation in the right breast (1) on the D-region (medial superior aspect midbreast). Although the ovarian points and sternum points were normal, the tonsil points were paradoxical on the right side, depicting a lymph nodular inflammation. The patient was referred back to mammography, where a number of microcalcifications were then identified. Normally this patient would not have had another mammogram for perhaps 2-3 years. Biopsy was negative, corresponding with the thermographically negative depiction which was void of metastatic or neoplastic signatures.
Figures 1a,b,c,d,e: The Breast Regulation-Thermogram. Note right breast D region is rigid, the rest of the breast and opposite breast are normal-regulating (cooling blackto- red is 0.3-1.0 degrees). Corresponding region on the mammogram (fig.1b) demonstrates clearly defined microcalcifications. In 1c (upper right), the value of the sternum is normal, depicting an overall sign for negative suspicion. In 1d (upper right), the ovarian points show normal as well, confirming healthy suspicion. In 1e (right), the right tonsil shows paradox regulation, showing lymph block related to the right breast. Also note in 1c the thymus rigidity(general immune stress).
Regulation Thermography for breast screening is a proven adjunct to accurate clinical decision-making. It is non-invasive and may be used as frequently as needed to confirm not only breast pathology but functional physiology of the internal viscera and their interactions.
Definition of Breast Suspicion in CRT Thermography:
System for Ruling Out False Positives and Missed Pathology.
Dr. Petra Blum of Germany has assigned three categories of breast function disorders which are necessarily missed by other non-invasive methods, including infrared and liquid crystal mammography. These serve as the cornerstone of force behind assessments done with the CRT-2000 Thermography Workstation. Defined by 20 years of clinical correlation and experience, Dr. Blum has established an International Academy which serves to correlate and corroborate on such data, and has now delivered the determinants for suspicions in breast disease.
They are as follows:
I. Breast Hot Spot
– with mP (pectoral point) ipsilateral side abnormal
– with Tonsil point ipsilateral side abnormal
– with contralateral ovary point abnormal
II. Side-to-Side Differences (L-R) Breasts (warmer is the suspicion)
– valid after breast size R-L differences considered
– dysymmetries of the breasts and blockades in the axial skeleton must be checked first.
III. Blocked Sternum and/or Hyperregulation in Chest Region
– Side-to-Side Chest diff. >0.5 degrees
Note: If the Ethmoid and the Maxillary Sinus points are cold and blocked, and/or if the Cubital fossae are blocked or hot, it is a poor prognostic sign. Also, if there is greathyper-regulation in the chest.
Petra Blum, M.D. is a physician who has been practicing integrated medicine for 25 years. She teaches Regulation Thermography in Europe and America.
Figure 2a,b,c,d:Breast tumor, 3cm, previous to excision. In 2a, R-breast shows blocked C value where tumor is located, with an adjacent warm and fixed regulation in the D point (note contralateral autonomic block in the L-breast in the D point as well). In 2b, The mP pectoralis point R is hyperregulating, and the intercostal in proximity to the tumor is warm and rigid. In 2c, The Tonsils on both sides are rigid. L2 (Left side) is paradox. This is a focal indication for the Tonsillar regions. In 2d, The contralateral ovary is markedly rigid, giving a strong confirmatory sign.
Figure 3a,b and c. Side-to-Side and Sternal Alarm Signatures. Note Fan diagram in Fig. 3a, the differences between right and left are significant, as the piece of the pie increases to nearly 30 degrees. In
Fig. 3b, the same patient shows R-L shift;
Right is much warmer and blocked regulation. In Fig. 3c, note the alarm shaded area on the sternum, with a cold and paradoxical sternum. Note the mP hyperregulation as well, and the blocked Ic. intercostal on the affected side.
Signatures for breast suspicion are well delineated with CRT Thermography. Three types exist which accomplish the task to generate a new cutting edge functional analysis method which may be implemented in hospitals and breast centers as well as in the future integrative clinics adjunct to mammography.