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Exam Procedure

Thermography Exam Procedure

Preparation for your scan is simple but crucial to the accuracy of the results.  Please be advised if you do not follow these simple guidelines the accuracy of your results will be compromised and we must schedule your exam for another time.

Before the Exam:

*Fill out the patient forms indicated and bring them with you to your appointment.
*No smoking for a minimum of 2 hours.
*No vigorous exercise 2 hours prior.
*No massage, chiropractic adjustments or physical therapy the day of the scan.
*Avoid the application of liniments, creams or lotions, including but not limited to perfume and cologne.
*Avoid strong sunlight the day of and sunburn in the days preceding your appointment.
*Remove all jewelry and earrings
* Long hair should be worn up.
*It is very important to wear loose fitting clothing. The thermography scan will be delayed until irritation marks in the skin caused by tightly fitting garments have dissipated

At The Clinic:

Arrive a few minutes early to your appointment.  Your body will take some time to adjust to the temperature of the clinic.  After signing in with the receptionist, you will be given a gown to change into as you will be disrobing down to your underwear.  Speedo type undergarments or thongs are appropriate for both men and women.  You will meet your thermographer who will explain and demonstrate the required views and positions necessary for your scan.  Thermal images are then taken of either the whole body or just the regions of interest.  Neurological testing can include a “cold stress” test which simply involves placing a hand or foot in a cool bowl of water or having a gel pad applied to any part of the body. 

Ultrasound Exam Procedure

*There is no special preparation required for breast, carotid or thyroid sonography.
*The average time for a scan is about 30 minutes.
*Partial disrobing may be required-you will be given a gown to wear.
*The sonographer will position you on the exam table, and give you instructions.
*Warm water-soluble gel is applied to the skin over the area to be examined.
*A hand-held transducer will be placed on top of the gel and will move over the areas to be imaged.

You are welcome to bring a friend or partner in to the imaging room for the scan.