For greater accuracy prior to your thermography appointment...
7 DAYS PRIOR-
No tanning or sunburn on the breast region
36 HOURS PRIOR-
No significant fever
24 HOURS PRIOR-
Do not have physical stimulation to breast
Do not examine breast (physically or with ultrasound)
Do not compress breast (no mammogram)
Do not use sauna or steam-room
No hot or cold packs in contact with the breast
MORNING OF THE EXAM-
Do not shave underarms
Do not use creams or powders on breast
If you are using a beta blocker or other medications for high blood pressure, please let us know. If possible, please hold that day's dose till after your scan.
4 HOURS PRIOR-
Do not exercise
Do not nurse
No caffeine or alcohol
1 HOUR PRIOR-
Do not bathe or shower
WHILE IN EXAM ROOM-
Do not touch your breast
NOTE: Please do not wear any jewelry on upper portions of the body.