Preparation Instructions for Thermography
Thermography is infrared photography and heat sensitive only.
NO CONTACT, NO PAIN, NO RADIATION
Your body must be as neutral as possible to insure valid results.
NOTIFY the staff if you had breast surgery, chemotherapy or radiation in the past 3 months, we may need to adjust your appointment for optimal results.
|5 days before||NO natural or artificial tanning of any areas to be imaged.
Sunburn of the underarms, front of neck, chest or breast area could interfere with true exam results.
|24 hours before||
On The Day of Your Appointment
NO powders on your breasts or underarms.
|6 hours before exam||NO energy drinks or bars
NO pain medications or aspirin.
NOTIFY the staff if you have taken medications (blood pressure, alpha-blocker, circulation, anti-coagulants, aspirin or pain medication).
CHECK with your doctor if changes to your schedule can be made.
|2-3 hours before exam||DO NOT Shower or bathe less than 3 hours before your exam.
NO food or beverages (room temperature water only).
NO smoking, vaping, chewing tobacco, chewing gum or mints/candies.
We look forward to seeing you and providing your thermography services.
If you need to change your appointment, please call 323.662.2891, at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment time as a courtesy to others and to avoid a missed appointment fee of $50 per instance.
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