Not all breast thermograms are alike. Breast Thermography is a complimentary imaging study that looks for physiologic changes that may affect breast health. It is not a replacement for structural studies such as Mammography, MRI, or Ultrasound. Unlike structural studies Breast Thermography can evaluate the presence of increased heat, vascularity, temperature asymmetries, lymphatic congestion, and other metabolic factors such as hormone imbalance or hepatic congestion that have been associated with breast health risk. Since Brest Thermography is a physiologic study and can assess so many variables it is very important to make sure that you get the study done by an office that follows internationally peer reviewed guidelines and is read by a physician who is certified by an independent medical society dedicated toward the advancement of Medical Thermology. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, South Carolina we are proud to follow the Guidelines For Breast Thermal Imaging as written by the American Academy of Thermology (AAT) and to have been part of the writing process for the same. Results are interpreted and then reviewed with you immediately after the study is completed by Dr. Schwartz, a Fellow and Board Member of the AAT. Learn more about Breast Thermology and its benefits at piedmontpmr.com.