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  • Print, fill out, and bring in the required questionnaire from the FORMS section of this page.

  • ​No breast surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatments 3 months prior to your imaging.

  • No breast biopsy for one month prior.

  • No prolonged sun exposure (especially sunburn) to the body area being images for 5 days prior to your appointment.

24 Hours Prior to your visit:

  • Avoid exercise, weight training, or other heavy physical activity.

  • No massage, physical therapy, ultrasound, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, or lymph treatments.

  • Do not use any hot or cold packs.

Day of Exam:

  • No hot shower, hydrotherapy, hot tub, or sauna within 1 hour of imaging.

  • Avoid deodorant, lotions, perfume, creams, or heavy makeup on the skin, especially oil-based products.

  • Do not shave area to be imaged the day of your appointment. Shave the evening before if needed.

  • For head imaging, do not eat for at least 2 hours prior.

  • Do not smoke or have any caffeine for 2 hours prior to your exam.

  • If you are nursing, please try to nurse as far from 1 hour prior to the exam as possible.

  • Do not use a car seat heater while travelling to your appointment, and avoid A/C in the car blowing directly on you.

  • No gum chewing is allowed during your exam.

  • You will be asked to remove all jewelry in the area to be imaged.

What To Expect

  • The exam room will be somewhat cool at between 68-72 degrees which is required for the best quality thermal images.

  • You will be asked to disrobe during part of the exam for both the imaging and to allow the surface temperature of the body to equilibrate with the room. Disrobing will be waist up for breast/upper body exams and waist down for lower body exam. You may wear thong-style undergarment. You will be provided with a gown to use if needed.

  • We will take between 7-32 images of you using a thermal camera, depending on the exam you have chosen.  There is absolutely no contact between the camera and the patient and the imaging process will only take a few minutes.

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