Avera Breast Center, Breast Health Professional Advisory Board Position Statement:
The Avera Breast Center Breast Health Professional Advisory Board is constantly scanning research outcomes for future technologies for prevention and detection of breast cancer. While we recognize the importance of research towards safe technologies, breast thermography has not yet shown effectiveness as a replacement for mammography. The American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging and the FDA has issued similar position statements regarding breast thermography. The Avera Breast Center recommends screening digital mammography as the standard of care for early detection of breast cancer.