A typical breast thermography session at Women’s Natural Health Center involves a comprehensive history and your appointment will start with a brief consultation with Rhonda, our thermography tech. Your consultation will be immediately followed by a simple 20 minute non-invasive, radiation-free, and painless procedure. You will be welcomed into a cool, temperature controlled room where you will be asked to disrobe from the waist up. This allows your body to shed false heat patterns from clothing. Five to seven images will be captured to ensure all angles of the breast and lymph are scanned. This is a significantly more thorough imaging technique compared to traditional imaging; in which only a smaller portion and angle of the breast are recorded, thus allowing for part of breast and lymph tissue to be completely ignored altogether.
Preparation For Your Breast Thermography
Do not exercise 4 hours prior to the DII.
Bathe or shower no less than 3 hours before.
Avoid sun exposure 2-3 days before.
Wear loose fitting clothing and no jewelry.
Do not use hot or cold packs.
Avoid treatments and/or tests such as EMG, TENS, physical therapy, chiropractic, and any deep heat treatments 24 hours before DII.
Do not use skin creams, perfume, powders or deodorants, or shave.
Do not smoke 4 hours prior.
Do not drink alcohol 12 hours prior.
Do not consume herbs that are vasodialators (ex- Don Qui) and inform your technician, Rhonda about any supplements or vitamins that you are currently consuming before your DII.