Mandatory Protocols for Thermal Imaging
Thermal imaging is a heat sensitive test. Anything which creates heat should be avoided prior to testing. Excessive metabolic activity, friction, or any of the activities listed below which will alter heat readings.
1 Month Prior:
No minor breast surgery, i.e. biopsy
We may still perform testing after biopsy.
1 Week Prior:
Be cautious of too much sun exposure in order to avoid sunburn. Scans will have to be rescheduled if the patient has a sunburn of any sort.
48 Hours Prior:
Women should shave under arms/Men with beards should shave their face,neck,and back if needed.
Avoid all tanning and limit sun exposure
24 Hours Prior:
Avoid chiropractic care, massage therapy or acupuncture
No saunas, steam baths, hot tubs, heating pads, or hot water bottles
No analgesic creams or balms
Do not shave underarms (Should be done prior)
Reschedule if you experience a significant fever
Refrain from sexual activity if getting health study or full body.
Day of Exam:
Please wear underwear for your visit..
Do not use creams, lotions, cosmetics, ointments, deodorant, antiperspirants, powders or any other skin product
Please bring a hair tie to remove hair from your forehead and back of neck
Remove all piercings and jewelry prior to exam, unless unable to.
4 Hours Prior:
Avoid hot showers or shaving
Avoid physical therapy or exercise
No coffee, tea, soda, or other beverages containing caffeine. No alcoholic beverages.
Do not smoke cigarettes or use any product which contains nicotine
Women- do not wear a bra for the 4 hours leading up to the exam
2 Hours Before the Exam:
Avoid hot or cold liquids (Room Temperature water is ok if you need it.)
Avoid eating or chewing gum
Avoid using a cell phone (Holding it up to your head or face)
Prior to and During Exam:
Please inform us if you have a hot flash during the session
Try to relax prior to and during the exam. Stress will affect your exam.