The Short Answer: You will stand before the camera and make two sets of images of your breasts from the front and the both sides with one-minute emersion of your hands in cool water between them.
The Long Answer: Please call our office for your appointment. A patient history form and pre-appointment instructions will be mailed to you or you may download and print them from this website. Please carefully read these instructions and bring the completed patient history form (including the name and mailing address of your personal physician(s)) with you to your appointment.
Your first stop at our office will be the front desk. There, the completion of your history form will be verified and, depending on outside temperature conditions, you may be asked to wait in our patient seating area for several minutes for your body to adapt to our office temperature. The thermology technologist will accompany you into the climate-controlled imaging room and review your completed history form. The thermology technologist will explain the full details of the imaging process and address your questions. You will be given privacy in a dressing area while you undress from the waist-up and keep your arms away from your body for approximately ten minutes.
The thermology technologist will ask you to stand about four to six feet in front of the infrared camera and turn to your side while making the first image. Then you will be asked to turn to the opposite side for the second image and face directly into the camera for the third image. You will be asked to place both hands into a basin of cool water for the autonomic challengefor one minute, quickly dry your hands and repeat the imaging sequence. You will be able to watch your own images on a video monitor as they are being recorded. Once the thermology technologist confirms the quality of your images, you may get fully dressed and leave.
The entire process is typically completed in thirty minutes from your appointment time. No obects, personnel, lights, nor any other forms of energy (non X-ray) are directed at you. Our clinic provides the highest standard of professionalism, respects your privacy and guards your confidential information under the HIPAA regulations.