PRE-EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

In order to ensure that your imaging and reporting is accurate,

the following instructions must be adhered to:

 

  • Do not wear restrictive clothing such as a bra to the exam.
  • Tie your hair up and do not wear jewellery around the neck area (just for the imaging).
  • No prolonged sun exposure (especially sunburn) to the breasts 5 days prior to your exam.
  • No use of lotions, creams, powders, or makeup on the breasts the day of the exam.
  • No use of deodorants or antiperspirants the day of your exam.
  • No physical stimulation (sexual or otherwise) or treatment of the breasts for 24 hours before the exam.
  • No exercise 4 hours prior to your exam.
  • No shaving on the day of the exam to avoid skin abrasions.
  • If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before the exam.
  • If you are nursing, please try to nurse as far from 1 hour before the exam as possible.
  • No smoking at least 1 hour before imaging

Please note:
During the examination you will disrobe from the waist up for both imaging and to allow for the surface temperature of the body to acclimate with the room. A female technician will take your images. Surgical procedures such as implants, reductions, and biopsies do not interfere with infrared imaging. Breast infrared imaging is perfectly 100% safe to have during pregnancy or when nursing.


You will be requested to sign a thermography consent form before proceeding with imaging.

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office at 416-636-2916