Frequently Asked Questions
What is thermography?
Digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) is another identification for thermography. It is safe, radiation free and no compression.
Preparations before the test?
- Do not smoke for two hours before the test.
- Do not use lotion, powders or perfumes on your breasts or surrounding areas on the day of the test.
- Avoid sun exposure on the day of test.
- Do not shave under your arms the day of the test.
- No diet changes are necessary.
- No medicine changes are necessary.
- Contact lenses should not be worn on the day of the testing (for Upper or Full Body or ROI)
- Male patients should not shave on the day of the test, as the abrasive action of the razor may excite an inflammatory response.
- No physical therapy, electropmyography, yoga, aerobics or exercise on the same day before the thermography is performed.
- No caffeine at least 4 hours before the testing.
- No gum chewing or spicey foods before the testing if you will be having an Upper or Full Body test.
- Do not shave any areas (legs, arms, face, underarms) of the body that will be imaged on the thermography testing
How long does it take to get my report back?
The time before results are reported to the doctor or patient varies from a few hours to a few days. One copy complete with a set of the images will be mailed. certified with return receipt.
You will be given a brief introduction of our services and a breast health consultation. We will provide you with suggestions for reducing inflammation, breast health massages and prevention tips and ideas.
You will be positioned in front of the camera and a monitor where you will be able to see your images as they are taken. After the imaging session is completed we will review the images together making sure all images needed (positions) are correct to send out for report interpreting.
A session 3 months later checks to see if the patterns remain unchanged, with yearly thermograms suggested thereafter. Work closely with your healthcare professional and monitor your progress carefully.
NOTE: It is important that you provide your health care practitioner with a copy of your report as indicated in the interpreted report.