CRT is a biological screening method using temperature changes of the skin to assess our bodies homeostasis.
A direct temperature measurement of the skin instead of a thermal image taken as a photo. The ability to regulate temperature (thermoregulation) in different areas of the body such as the forehead, back, abdomen, and breasts, with and without stress, can be expected to show abnormalities before the development of more severe symptoms. These aberrations of thermoregulation later become more pronounced with the progression of the disease. By measuring points on the body relating the internal organs, enables us to establish causal relationships in the disease process.
Thermoregulation testing has been widely used by European doctors for over 30 years, but only recently has it been computerized, thereby making the complex data interpretation greatly simplified, and hence more accurate. Thermography maps the autonomic system as it relates to each organ or tissue. It can, for example, detect whether the body will act to promote a tumor even before a tumor can be seen on x-ray or CT scan.
“We can finally see what the body is doing before it becomes dysfunctional enough to create an irreversible problem.” Dr. Schultz-Ruhtenberg of Minden, Germany, a pioneer in the development of thermography.
Mammography vs. Thermography
An exceptional asset of regulation thermography is in the area of early detection of breast cancers. In a one study, only approximately 50% of the cases are correctly diagnosed by simply taking a clinical history and performing a breast examination. Mammography in addition to the history and examination increased diagnosis only to about 75%. However, when regulation thermography was used, the accuracy of diagnosis rose to over 90% — 20% more accurate than mammography. These kinds of studies are especially good news to doctors and patients alike who have been skeptical of subjecting healthy breast tissue to the dangers of the accumulated radiation associated with the routine mammogram. One Swedish study, for example, showed that nearly 30% more cases of breast cancer occurred in those women who had been subjected to routine mammograms for ten years than in those never receiving mammograms (British Medical Journal, 1998; 297: 943-8).
One reason for this may be due to an increased sensitivity of some women to the effects of radiation. Although the breast tissue of the general population requires a fairly high accumulative dose of radiation to induce breast cancer, Dr. Michael Swift, chief of medical genetics at North Carolina University, estimates that approximately 1% of women carry a particular gene which causes them to have an unusual sensitivity to radiation at “appallingly low doses.” He estimates that between 5,000 and 10,000 of the 180,000 breast cancer cases each year could be prevented if women were not exposed to the radiation from routine mammograms (Daily Telegraph; 28 December 1991).
Besides the radiation issue, another concern with mammograms has to do with the compression force used. Currently, mammograms use 200 newtons of compression, the equivalent of each one of your breasts being squashed by thirty bags of sugar (The Lancet, 1992; 340: 122). A number of researchers believe that this compression during mammography can rupture cysts and disseminate cancer cells into the blood stream (The Lancet, 1992; 340: 366). This particular phenomenon has already been observed in animal studies, where tumor compression can increase the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body by up to 80%.
Contrast all these concerns with regulation thermography, which uses no radiation, no breast compression, and is performed in complete comfort.
Annual checkups are very important for the over-45 group. This is the time of life that diabetes, prostate and breast cancer, and heart disease first start to show up. Annually, everyone should have a history and physical examination, computerized regulation thermography, electro-dermal screening, bio-terrain analysis, and routine lab testing. This is the best way to assure that your lifestyle is working to prevent illness, because these sensitive tests are not only able to pinpoint disease in its earliest stages, but can even detect the susceptibility for disease.