TGA urges patients to dob in dodgy breast screen clinics

Practitioners are claiming thermography devices can detect tumours

The TGA is moving to shut down alternative clinics spruiking “unproven” thermal imaging to women as a means of detecting breast cancer.

Breast cancer

The watchdog is asking the public to report clinics advertising thermography for breast cancer screening, following media reports that a clinic in Adelaide has been using a deregistered device known as a Meditherm and promoting its use to women.

Thermography uses an infrared camera to measure differences in temperature around a person’s body, which practitioners claim can be used to detect