What to Expect During Your Thermography Appointment

therm8Our breast thermography includes 12 images: 6 of the head, neck, back, and thyroid, as well as 6 of your breasts. (We are involved with research on breast cancer, so you get extra images for the price of 6.)

Full body thermography includes 36 images or more.
 

Before Your Appointment

  • Do not use deodorant or lotions.
  • Do not smoke for an hour before your appointment.
  • Try not to wear a bra (it leaves a mark).
  • If you have a bad sunburn, it’s best to postpone imaging.
  • Imaging is not harmful if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. But you may want to delay imaging if you’re breastfeeding, as breastfeeding creates inflammation in the breasts. The exception: If you have found a lump that needs to be evaluated.

At Your Appointment

You’ll be asked to disrobe from your navel up for breast thermography, to your underwear for full body imaging. The room is a constant 71 degrees. While your body acclimates to the temperature, you will complete paperwork.

Breast images take about 3 minutes to complete; full body, about 15 minutes. You will review the images and may be asked additional questions to help get the best information possible from them. We want to give the best information we can to the medical doctor who will read the images.

The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes for the breast series, one hour for the full body series.

After Your Appointment

The images are uploaded and sent to EMI (Electronic Medical Interpretation) to be read by a medical doctor. The doctor creates a report and sends it to us with the images. We will print a copy and mail you your copy. A copy can be mailed to your referring doctor if you have made arrangements with us.

For clients getting the full body series, we offer a free 30 minute consult to review the results, as there’s just so much information, it can be overwhelming.