Pre Examination Instructions

In order to ensure that your examination is done properly and your images reflect an

accurate reading please follow these instructions:

 

  1. Do not wear restrictive clothing such as a bra to the exam.

  2. No prolonged sun exposure (especially sunburn) to the breasts 5 days prior to your exam.

  3. No use of lotions, creams, powders, or makeup on the breasts and or face the day of the exam.

  4. No use of deodorants or antiperspirants the day of your exam.

  5. No physical stimulation or treatment of the breasts for 24 hours before the exam.

  6. No treatment (chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot or cold pack use) of the neck, back, chest or breasts for 24 hours before the exam.

  7. No exercise 4 hours prior to your exam.

  8. No shaving on the day of the exam to avoid skin abrasions.

  9. If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before the exam.

  10. If you are nursing, please try to nurse as far from 1 hour before the exam as possible.

  11. No warm or cold beverages 2 hours prior to imaging.

  12. Do not drink alcohol 12 hours prior to the test.

  13. No brushing teeth within 2 hours of imaging if getting the dental scan done.

  14. If you are using pain medications, please avoid taking them for 4 hours prior to the examination.

What to Expect during Examination?

What to expect at your Breast Scan.

Your initial appointment will take roughly 30 minutes.
During this time you will complete the breast health questionnaire and a detailed health history.
You will then be taken to a private imaging room where you will be asked to disrobe from the waist up in order to become acclimated to the temperature of the room.

A female technician will be available to answer any questions.


After 15 minutes, the technician will take a series of images including front, lateral, and oblique views.


You then will be asked to plunge your hands into cool (10°C or 50°F) water for 60 seconds. This is known as a functional test - cool water will produce a physiological response that will lead to vasoconstriction of you blood vessels.   Which means that normal blood cells will contract and cool down while blood vessels feeding abnormal cells will not.  Then another set of pictures are taken for the functional test.

Within a couple of weeks you will be provided with your results and you will come to my office and I will go over the findings and offer you advice or if needed refer you to a health care provider that I know and trust that will offer you guidance on how to improve your health and wellness to prevent disease. 

This follow up appointment is complementary. 

 

Note: Full Body Scan will take up to an hour

 Forms

Pre Imaging Instruction Form

Breast History Form

Cranial Dental Thyroid Form

Full Body Form

For more information or to book an appointment please contact us at Stratford Thermography & Surrounding Area @ 519-301-5405

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