Professional Statements and Societal Positions Guidelines
European Society of Breast Imaging-2018
A position paper by the European Society of Breast Imaging (2018) and 30 other national breast radiology bodies on screening for breast cancer stated that "screening with thermography or other optical tools as alternatives to mammography is discouraged."
American College of Physicians-2019
The American College of Physicians (2019) issued a guidance statement for breast cancer screening in average-risk women that reviews existing screening guidelines. While the use of thermography was not mentioned in this statement, the authors conclude that evidence is insufficient to understand the benefits and harms of primary or adjunctive screening strategies in women who are found to have dense breasts on screening mammography.
American College of Radiology-2018
The American College of Radiology guidelines for breast cancer screening (revised 2017) do not mention the use of thermography for breast cancer screening.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network-2020
National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines on breast cancer screening and diagnosis (v.6.2020) states that: "Current evidence does not support the routine use of thermography or ductal lavage as screening procedures."
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations-2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016) recommendations on breast cancer screening do not mention thermography. Additionally, there is insufficient evidence for the use of adjunctive screening methods for breast cancer (ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, digital breast tomosynthesis, or other methods) in women identified to have dense breasts on a negative screening mammogram.