Pre-Examination Instructions

In order to ensure that your images are diagnostic, the following instructions must be adhered to:

  • Do not wear restrictive clothing, such as a bra, to the exam. Bring it with you to wear after the exam.
  • Tie your hair up, and do not wear jewelry around the neck area (just for the imaging).
  • No prolonged sun exposure (especially sunburn) to the breasts 5 days prior to your exam.
  • No use of lotions, creams, powders, or makeup on the breasts the day of the exam.
  • No use of deodorants or antiperspirants the day of your exam.
  • No physical stimulation (sexual or otherwise) or treatment of the breasts for 24 hours before the exam.
  • No exercise 4 hours prior to your exam.
  • To avoid skin abrasions, no shaving, waxing, etc. on the day of the exam.
  • If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before the exam.
  • If you are nursing, please try to nurse as far from 1 hour before the exam as possible.
  • Ideally, refrain from drinking any hot beverages for 1-2 hours prior to scan.
  • No smoking at least 1 hour before imaging

Please note:

During the examination you will disrobe from the waist up for both imaging and to allow for the surface temperature of the body to acclimate with the room. A female technician will take your images. Surgical procedures such as implants, reductions, and biopsies do not interfere with infrared imaging. Breast infrared imaging is 100% safe to have during pregnancy or when nursing.

You will be requested to sign a thermography consent form before proceeding with imaging.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office at 585-754-3315


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