SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR THERMOGRAPHY IMAGING:
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.
No breast surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatments 3 months prior to your imaging.
No breast biopsy for one month prior.
Lactation: Imaging is recommended if there is a problem or concern. However, a baseline is not recommended for at least 3 months after the last active breastfeeding.
24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:
Avoid exercise or heavy physical activity.
No massage or lymph treatments.
No chiropractic adjustments.
No saunas, steam baths or hot tubs.
No hot or cold packs.
DAY OF EXAM:
Avoid heavy make up. Oil based products on the body will affect accurate detection by the camera.
No hot shower within 4 hours of imaging.
Avoid deodorant or creams on the skin, especially oils.
No heat lamps or sunburn – you will have to reschedule.
Do not shave area to be imaged.
No gum chewing.
You will be asked to remove all jewelry in the area to be imaged.
Avoid A/C in the car blowing directly on the patient.
Have hair tied back; off face and neck.
Underwear is required.
For head imaging, do not eat for at least 2 hours prior.
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!