Abstract Breast cancer is the leading type of cancer diagnosed in women. For years human limitations in interpreting the thermograms possessed a considerable challenge, but with the introduction of computer assisted detection/diagnosis (CAD), this problem has been addressed.
Overview: Internal dysfunction is reflected in skin surface temperature due to its connection to the autonomic nervous system. Therefore, various health and disease data can be evaluated by mapping skin temperature.
Medical thermography has proved to be useful in various medical applications including the detection of breast cancer where it is able to identify the local temperature increase caused by the high metabolic activity of cancer cells.