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Preparation2018-04-15T18:18:00+00:00

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE EXAM? 

To get the most useful images, your body temperature should be as normal as possible.

Before your appointment, follow the following instructions carefully to ensure valid test results:

BREAST HEALTH PREP FORM
BREAST HEALTH INTAKE FORM
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SCREENING PREPARATION PROTOCOL
PRIOR TO THERMOGRAM

5 DAYS PRIOR to your THERMOGRAM:

  • Do not sun bathe or use a tanning salon.

24 HOURS PRIOR to your THERMOGRAM:

  • Do not have physical therapy, EMS, TENS, CT, ultrasound treatment, acupuncture, chiropractic, physical stimulation, hot or cold pack use
  • Do not have a massage.

THE DAY of your THERMOGRAM:

  • Do not use any lotions, creams, powders, makeup, deodorants or antiperspirants
  • Avoid medications for pain.
  • Avoid anything that may cause flushing or blood vessel constriction (i.e. alpha-blockers, niacin).

AT LEAST 6 HOURS PRIOR to your THERMOGRAM:

  • Do not shave any area (underarms, face, legs, etc.)
  • Do not exercise.
  • Do not bathe or shower.

AT LEAST 2 HOURS PRIOR to your THERMOGRAM:

  • Do not smoke, chew gum, eat or drink anything.
  • Do not use any caffeinated foods or drinks. A small amount of room temperature water is acceptable.
  • For menstruating women; SCHEDULE your THERMOGRAM to be done the WEEK BEFORE MENSES if possible.
  • If you are nursing, try to nurse as at least an hour prior to your thermogram.
  • IF YOU USE FEMALE HORMONES, it is best to have the thermogram done during the time of the month you use the hormones.

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Please wear loose fitting clothes to the office. Any place that clothing touches you influences the thermograph image.
  • Wear small undergarments such as bikini /thong style for women (if anything) on the day of the exam.
  • Remove all jewelry (watches; bracelets; earrings and other piercings; necklaces; rings) before entering the office.
  • Expect to disrobe completely to allow your skin temperature to cool to room temperature.
  • Your hair will need to be tied up as well above your shoulders during the exam and cooling down period.
  • Remove eyeglasses 15 minutes before exam.