Centre for Excellence

EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER- by Thermography

“Cancer is a biological, not a statistical problem”

Cancer is the third leading cause of death for adults in developing countries. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. Approximately 1 in 10 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime and incidence of breast cancer is increasing on average by about 1% per year.

First in Tamil Nadu to detect Cancer and other pathologies in patients with the help of Infrared Camera and sophisticated computer software to analyze the image obtained with temperature indices of the particular regions. In our country, we have many cancer patients who come for treatment at the final stages. To avoid this, we have to detect the cases at an early stage to receive proper treatment before it spreads to other parts of the body.

Thermography claims that the technique can detect signs of precancerous or cancerous cells far earlier than other imaging techniques. It is designed to detect the formation of new blood vessels and chemical changes that occur very early in a tumor’s development. In addition thermography is a non-invasive and radiation free, and cost effective.
Specific objectives

  • To detect and locate an embedded tumor inside the tissue by analyzing temperature changes at the tissue surfaces using an InfraRed camera.
  • To verify the thermography results with standard Mammogram and
  • To quantify the proposed approach performance in term of accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity compared with the standard method.
  • To create awareness in the society

So for 163 women’s were found early detection of breast cancer as Stage 0 ‘in situ’ using Thermography.   
Contact:
Prof. Dr.R.Chidambaram,
Director R & D (Medical), Bharath University,
Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences,
Puducherry – 605 502, India,
Ph: 91-413 2661328
E. Mail: rchidambaram@gmail.com