Breast Thermography
Specific protocol is required to establish accurate diagnostic imaging with infrared photography ...
Body Thermography
We provide thermographic imaging and analysis for upper body, lower body, full body, breast ...
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Patient Preparations

Pre-Imaging Instructions

We want your body temperature to be as neutral as possible for your thermographic exam, please comply with the following:

5 days prior to exam:
  • Avoid sunburn (natural or artificial) on front torso.


24 hours prior to exam:
  • Avoid physical manipulation, examination or compression of the breasts (clinical or self breast exams, mammogram or ultrasound).
  • Do not shave underarms or front torso.
  • No massage or use of TENS units on front torso.
  • No acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation.


6 hours prior to exam:
  • Take no pain (anti-inflammatory) medications, including aspirin. (Please inform the staff if you have taken medications, including blood pressure, alpha-blocker, circulation, anti-coagulant medicine, and aspirin or pain medication. Be sure to check with your doctor if changes to your schedule must be made.)
  • No hot/cold packs on area to be imaged.
  • Do not use lotions, powders, ointments, antiperspirants or deodorants after bathing. Please do not wear perfume.


2-3 hours prior to exam:
  • No bathing, exercising or eating (water only).
  • Wear loose clothing. You will be asked to remove jewelry in area to be imaged.
  • No smoking.


When nursing:
  • Please complete nursing 30 minutes before scheduled appointment, and do not bring your child into the office with you.


Young children:
  • Please bring a friend if you bring a child that will need supervision.


We look forward to seeing you. Thank you for observing the above instructions!

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