Long-term survival from breast cancer depends on the earliest possible detection of the disease. The currently promoted screening method, mammography, has proven to be ineffective for early detection of breast cancer, and it poses a health risk. Breast thermography, on the other hand, has demonstrated unsurpassed efficacy for the earliest detection of breast cancer. A breast thermography examination is an accurate, safe and non-invasive test that is capable of detecting signs of breast cancer up to ten years before mammography is able to detect a tumor.
As capable as breast thermography is, it is grossly under-utilized in the USA. The use of breast thermography has been campaigned against by the multi-billion dollar mammography industry for more than fifty years. Fueled with myths and deceptive misinformation channeled by the industry's voice, the American Cancer Society, they have successfully thwarted the use of breast thermography. Why? It's all about money.
Today, the only valid argument against breast thermography examinations is that a standard, accurate and objective method for interpreting breast thermograms is of unparalleled importance, but lacking in most breast thermography practices.
TAS is driven by the conviction that long-term breast cancer survival rates will be improved by the correct and widespread use of breast thermography, provided that a credible, convenient and economical solution for interpreting breast thermograms is widely available.
TAS offers the best solution for breast thermography interpretations with an accurate, easy-to-use, internet-based computer program for interpreting breast thermography images in conformance with the gold standard interpretation technique. The TAS program possesses the prerequisites necessary to inspire widespread use of breast thermography.
The TAS Breast Thermography Evaluation web site hosts an artificial intelligence computer program that enables individuals the ability to achieve expert results by answering easy questions about thermographic images. The program is proven effective. Tests have shown 90+ percent accuracy, with better than 90 percent repeatability. Extensive clinical trials reported that thermal breast health assessment, such as that performed with the TAS program, significantly augments the long-term survival rates of examined patients by up to 61%.
TAS Breast Thermography Evaluation Program Background
Dr. Michel Gautherie is a recognized expert in accurately evaluating breast thermograms, and the author of the gold standard breast thermography interpretation technique upon which the TAS program is based. TAS founder, Edward B. "Ed" Jay, is a physicist-turned-businessman and a computer software developer. In 1982 Gautherie, Jay, and others joined together to develop and commercially use a computerized version of Gautherie's technique.
Jay was tutored by Gautherie to learn Gautherie's diagnostic technique, which enabled Jay to develop a computer program that embodied Gautherie's technique, and which imparted Gautherie's expertise to other, less experienced individuals.
Jay's program was received with wide praise from the thermography community. The American Journal of Radiology reported that 'the program finally brings objectivity to the interpretation of breast thermograms.' Breast thermography had achieved credibility and was poised to take its place as the leading screening tool. It was widely believed that breast thermography examinations would soon become commonplace and long-term survival would be dramatically improved.
After retiring in 2005 from a business career, Jay reviewed the current status of breast thermography and was dismayed at what he found. He expected a scenario in which breast thermography examinations are as common as an annual Pap Test. Instead, he found that the mammography industry had succeeded in thwarting mainstream medicine's breast thermography use in the USA.
Having personally witnessed the efficacy of breast thermography, Jay has an unshakable belief that breast cancer long-term survival will dramatically improve with widespread, properly conducted breast thermography screenings. Resolved to implement his belief, Jay augmented and rewrote his earlier computer program to answer the need for a credible solution while also providing economic benefits to the practices employing breast thermography. The product of Jay's three-year effort is the web-based TAS Breast Thermography Evaluation program.