Case 1

This image is an infrared thermogram of a 36 year-old female who felt "something abnormal" in her right outer breast. Identifiable is an abnormal thermovascular pattern. The relative temperature difference of these blood vessels was substantial enough to be considered highly abnormal.

On breast examination I found the outer right breast to be hard and fixed, with a palpable lymph node identified in the right armpit. If palpatory findings had been lacking, I would have performed an AMAS test as follow-up. But with the abnormal mass I recommended a mammogram that demonstrated a diffuse density in the outer right breast. Subsequent biopsy indicated an aggressive infiltrating carcinoma.