Thermography isn't recommended for a population-based screening program such as BC Cancer Breast Screening 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.
A recent statement on thermography from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warning against the use of thermography to detect, diagnose or screen for breast cancer can be found here.