Thermography Patient Preparation

Thermography Pre-Imaging Instructions

Note: Patients who are post operative or have had any form of allopathic cancer treatment or pregnant/nursing mothers must wait until three (3) months has passed from the date of completion before being able to have a Thermographic Imaging scan. Patients who have received IV treatment must wait one day and dye injected imaging must wait one week.
Before you arrive for your thermographic examination, certain protocols must be followed in order to ensure that your images reflect accurate information.
• Cosmetic treatments (i.e. botox, laser, fillers etc.) or tattoos to body areas being imaged must wait 3 months post final application.
• No tanning salon or direct sun exposure (especially sunburn) to the body areas being imaged 3 days prior to the exam.
• Minimal use of lotions, creams, perfumes/colognes, powders or deodorant on the areas to be imaged the day of the exam.
• No shaving or waxing of the areas to be imaged the day of the exam.
• No treatment (chiropractic, acupuncture, TENS, physical therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot or cold pack use) or massage of the areas to be imaged for 24 hours before the exam.
• No exercise or physical stimulation of the areas to be imaged 4 hours prior to the exam.
• If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before the exam.
• No eating or drinking caffeine, alcohol, hot or cold beverages for 2 hours before the exam. No smoking for 2 hours before the exam.
• Use your regular medications as prescribed.
• If you are scheduled for a breast thermogram, the same protocols above applies along with no physical stimulation of the breasts for 24 hours before the exam, and if you are nursing, please try to nurse as far from 1 hour prior to the exam as possible.
• Please note: During the examination you will be disrobed and gowned during part of the examination for both imaging and to allow for the surface temperature of the body to equilibrate with the room. (From the waist up for breast exams, and fully for full body scan, except underwear. The buttocks will be exposed so please wear thong or brief type.) No jewelry and hair will be tied back away from the face and neck. A female technician is provided for all female patients.

If you have any questions, please contact our office by email info@healthscan.ca or
phone 905.220.3821. Thank you for choosing HealthSCAN and Revivelife and we look forward to
meeting you.