Prepare for your Thermography appointment

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We take a detailed health history before your imaging. The questionnaire is essential to making sure we provide the correct information to the physicians who interpret your images. 




If you do not know which questionnaire to choose, fill out the Women’s or Men’s Health Study.


You deserve this early look at your health status!

Here’s some information that will help you prepare for your appointment.

  • Please bring your questionnaire filled out. If you can’t fill it out before your appointment please let the office know and arrive 15 mins early to the appointment.

Special Instructions for your imaging:

  • No breast surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatments 3 months prior to your imaging.

  • No breast biopsy for one month prior.

  • Lactation: Imaging is recommended if there is a problem or concern. However, a baseline is not recommended for at least 3 months after the last active breastfeeding.

24 hours prior to your appointment:

  • Avoid exercise or heavy physical activity.

  • No massage or lymph treatments.

  • No chiropractic adjustments.

  • No saunas, steam baths, or hot tubs.

  • No hot or cold packs.

Day of Exam:

  • Avoid heavy make up. Oil-based products on the body will affect accurate detection by the camera.

  • No hot shower within 4 hours of imaging.

  • Avoid deodorants or creams on the skin, especially oils.

  • No heat lamps or sunburn – you will have to reschedule

  • Do not shave the area to be imaged. Men this is important!

  • For head imaging, do not eat for at least 2 hours prior.

  • No gum chewing.

  • Your car needs to be cool but please avoid the A/C in the car blowing directly on you.

  • You will be asked to remove all jewelry in the area to be imaged.

After your thermograph

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You may be surprised to learn that your thermal images indicate areas of inflammation in your body.

Should you take this seriously? Yes, you should!

Sometimes the reports and their descriptive language can be difficult to understand. The easiest way to quickly read the report is to go to the “THERMOGRAPHIC IMPRESSION” after each section. 


These impressions will help guide your next steps.

In addition, we offer you these suggestions after you receive your report:

Work on Areas of Concern

It’s very important to work on areas of concern in order to clear the inflammation before it becomes a diagnosable problem. This is how Thermography can serve you as you begin your journey of Health Discovery!

Contact Your Physician

Contact the physician who referred you for thermography and formulate a plan to address your thermal patterns. If you don’t have a referring physician, we can offer you some suggestions of practitioners in your area who understand the significance of Thermography as a Health Discovery tool.

Call Us For Help

Honor Your Follow-Up Recommendation

The BEST way that your Thermographer can serve you is for you to honor your follow-up recommendation in 3-6 months. This time frame is based on the interpreting physician’s recommendation. It is called a “Comparative Study” and it helps our interpreting physicians identify which patterns are stable and which patterns are changing and need to be watched and/or cleared.