Infrared cameras a new tool for detection of breast cancer risk

EUGENE, Ore. - Infrared cameras may be able to detect changes in heat patterns in breast tissue that indicate increased risk for breast cancer.

Ingrid Edstrom, a Eugene nurse practitioner, is one of two people in Oregon using the tool to examine patients.

The camera detects changes in the breat which could indicate a risk for breast cancer.

Since breast cancer takes years before it shows up on a mammogram, the camera may help provide an early warning to patients concerned about developing the disease.

"Infrared cameras see into the future," Edstrom said.

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