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

Preparation Instructions for Thermography

Thermography is infrared photography and heat sensitive only.

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
If you get a significant fever (over 101°F), please call to reschedule.
DO NOT shave areas to be imaged within 24 hours (under arms-etc.).
DO NOT use a saunas or steam-rooms.
DO NOT use hot/cold packs directly contacting the breasts.
NO self or Clinical Breast examinations
NO Acupuncture, Chiropractic or Physical Therapy.
NO physical manipulation or compression of any areas to be examined.
NO ultrasound therapy or use of TENS (electrical stimulation).
NO Ultrasound, X-Ray, Mammograms, MRI, CT or PET scans


On The Day of Your Appointment

NO powders on your breasts or underarms.
NO deodorants, skin creams, lotions, or perfumes.
WEAR lose fitting garments prior to exam.
REMOVE all jewelry specific to areas being imaged
IF NURSING, please complete 30 minutes before the exam.
DO NOT BRING babies or children to the office, as it will affect the outcome your exam.

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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