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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



thermography  listen  (ther-MAH-gruh-fee)

  In medicine, a procedure in which a heat-sensing infrared camera is used to record the surface heat produced by different parts of the body. Abnormal tissue growth can cause temperature changes, which may show up on the thermogram. Thermography may be used to diagnose breast cancer and other tumors.