Your Appointment

What to Expect when getting a Thermogram
WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Following these preparation protocols will ensure that your thermograms reflect optimal accuracy.
24-HOURS PRIOR & THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT
- Do not have physical therapy, massage, electromyography, TENS, EMS, chiropractic or acupuncture treatments in addition to heavy exercising and/or strenuous workouts
- Do not smoke, consume alcohol, hot or iced beverages, use caffeine or energy enhancing products, or chew gum for 2 hours before your appointment
- Do not use make-up, oil, lotion, perfume, deodorant/antiperspirant, or ointment, etc., to the area being imaged
- Stay out of strong sunlight (no sunburn for at least 5-days before your appointment)
- There are no dietary or medication restrictions on the day of your scan
- There are a few other restrictions not listed, please let us know if you recently had surgery, are pregnant and/or nursing
DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
Upon arrival, you will be asked to complete the appropriate forms while your body is acclimating to the ambient temperature of the office.
You will be offered an exam gown to disrobe to the area being imaged. Once your skin temperature has stabilized, a series of infrared images of your skin will be taken by the camera. Your Clinical Thermographer will guide you in the proper positions for the images.
Once the images have been taken, you will put your gown back on and the thermographer will review the images with you (no interpretation will be given at that time) before they are sent out to a thermologist for interpretation. The turnaround is generally within 7-10 days and you (and the physician you designate) will receive the interpretation along with the images in the mail. The entire procedure is approximately 30 minutes or more depending on the area/s being imaged.
Breast screening should begin with 2 studies, 3 months apart to establish a baseline, then annually.
PAYMENT
Payment is due at the time service is rendered. We accept most major credit cards.  Expedited turnaround is available for an additional fee.

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