Preparing for your Imaging Appointment
A Thermal Imaging appointment is pleasant, painless, non-invasive and radiation free.
Behind a privacy screen, you simply disrobe, sit in front of our special camera and we image your body.
Test results: If you have copies of related test results (e.g. mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies) please bring them with you
Privacy screening: You will be partially or fully disrobed (depending on the type of study) for purposes of both imaging and to allow for the body temperature to equilibrate with room temperature. Imaging is conducted in a private examination room and you will be imaged behind a privacy screen
Appointment duration: The time necessary to complete your imaging is 20-30 minutes for breast thermography, 35-45 minutes for an upper body thermography, and 45-50 minutes for a full body thermography
PREPARING FOR YOUR IMAGING
No prolonged sun exposure (especially sunburn) within 5 days prior to imaging
For men: we recommend shaving facial hair 2 days prior to imaging
No physical therapy treatment (chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot or cold pack use) for 24 hours prior to imaging
DAY OF IMAGING
No use of lotions, creams, powders or make-up on the day of imaging
No use of deodorants or antiperspirants on the day of imaging
No shaving on the day of imaging
No hot shower within 4 hours prior to imaging
No exercise 4 hours prior to imaging
Do not wear restrictive clothing to imaging
No gum chewing on the day of imaging
No warm or cold beverages within 2 hours prior to imaging, and no alcohol consumption within 12 hours prior to imaging
Breast imaging is safe to have during pregnancy or when nursing, but if you are nursing, we recommend nursing as far from 1 hour before imaging as possible
UNDERSTANDING YOUR REPORT
After receiving your Thermal Imaging report, what is your next step? You may be surprised to learn that your thermal images may indicate areas of inflammation in your body. Should you take this seriously? Yes, you should.
Understanding Your Report: Sometimes these reports and their descriptive language can be difficult to understand. The easiest way to quickly read the report is to go to the “THERMOGRAPHIC IMPRESSION” after each section. These impressions will help guide your next steps. In addition, we offer you these suggestions:
Contact the physician who referred you for thermography and formulate a plan to address your thermal patterns. If you don’t have a referring physician, we can offer you some suggestions of practitioners in your area who understand the significance of prevention using Thermography.
If you need some help understanding the language of your report, feel free to call us at 855.667.9338 for clarification.
Honor your follow-up recommendation! The BEST way that your Thermographer can serve you is to image you in 3-6 months. This timeframe is based on the interpreting physician’s recommendation. It is called a “Comparative Study” and it tells our interpreting physicians which patterns are stable and which ones are changing and need to be watched and/or cleared.
It’s very important to work on areas of concern in order to clear the inflammation before it becomes a diagnosable problem. This is how Thermography can serve you as you begin your journey of Health Discovery!