Thermography isn't recommended for a population-based screening program such as SMP as there is no evidence to support the use of thermography as a screening tool for breast cancer. Thermal imaging equipment is not approved for breast screening by Health Canada. For more information, click here.
Thermography has a high false-positive rate which could lead to unnecessary tests. It can also miss abnormalities that can be detected through a screening mammogram. For these reasons, BC Cancer recommends against thermography as a replacement for screening mammography - a position shared by many prominent health organizations across North America.