All women 25 years and older can benefit from an infrared mammogram. Below are additional specific categories of women who can benefit.

  • Younger than 40 with and without a Family History Breast Cancer (BRCA1 & BRCA2 genes)
  • Patients with Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Fibrocystic Tissue in the Breast
  • Dense Breast Tissue
  • Previous Breast Surgery –  Biopsy, Implant Surgery or Breast Reduction Surgery
  • Pregnant or Nursing
  • Very Large or Very Small Breasts
  • Currently going through breast cancer treatment
  • Breast cancer survivors

What is it?
A thermal image of the breast that is digitized by a computer into 76,800 pixels which can then be read by the exclusive Eclipse® Software which can differentiate between pixels that vary as little as 12/100ths of a degree Fahrenheit.

How does it work?
It recognizes heat not mass.

Heat is present in a cancerous tumor because the tumor is “demanding” an increased blood supply from the body (angiogenesis). This blood is “hotter” than the surrounding tissue because the blood is drawn from the core of the body.

Why does it work?
Eclipse® Software is exclusive to IMS, the developer and manufacturer of this technology.  All submissions are interpreted by the software and the Chief Science Officer, Dr. Phil Hockstra.

The Chief Science Officer is available to help interpret the analytical report received from IMS available to physicians only.

The Naturopath at Abundant Life Wellness Center will review the thermogram report with each person and provide lifestyle and other recommendations on ways to improve breast health.