Excessive metabolic activity, friction, or any of the activities listed below will alter heat readings.
1 Month Prior:
No minor breast surgery, i.e. biopsy.
We may still perform testing after biopsy. Please indicate this on your form.
1 Week Prior:
Be cautious of too much sun exposure in order to avoid sunburn. Scans will have to be rescheduled if the patient as a sunburn of any kind.
48 Hours Prior:
Men with beards should shave their face and neck, as well as backs.
Avoid all tanning and limit sun exposure.
24 Hours Prior:
Avoid chiropractic care, massage therapy or acupuncture.
No saunas, steam baths, hot tubs, heating pads, or hot water bottles.
No analgesic creams or balms.
Do not shave underarms (should be done prior to 24 hours).
Reschedule if you experience a significant fever.
Refrain from sexual activity.
Day of Exam:
For best results, please wear thong underwear or a jock strap for full body studies. Underwear is optional and best results are without.
Do not use creams, lotions, cosmetics, ointments, deodorant, antiperspirants, powders or any other skin product.
Please bring a hair tie to remove hair from forehead and back of neck.
Remove all piercings and jewelry prior to exam, unless unable to.
4 Hours Prior:
Avoid hot showers or shaving.
Avoid physical therapy or exercise.
No coffee, tea, soda, or other beverages containing caffeine. No alcoholic beverages.
Do not smoke cigarettes or use any product which contains nicotine.
Women: do not wear a bra for the 4 hours leading up to the exam.
2 Hours Prior:
Avoid hot or cold liquids.
Avoid eating or chewing gum.
Avoid using a cell phone.
Prior To and During Exam:
Please inform us if you have a hot flash during the session.
Try to relax prior to and during the exam. Stress will affect your exam.