Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging

Your Checklist for a Successful Thermal Exam...

Purpose of the test:

To examine selected areas to detect recognizable signs of normal or abnormal physiological activity, to determine if further clinical evaluation or preventive recommendations are required.

 

Patient Preparation

  • You must wait at least 3 months after major breast surgery, or completion of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, before a you have a Thermal Exam.
  • You must wait at least 1 month after a biopsy or minor surgery.
  • Also, avoid tanning or sunburn 1 week before the exam.

 

For 24 hours before the exam:

  • Avoid exercise or physical stimulation, massage or chiropractic adjustments.
  • Refrain from sauna, steam-room, hot tubs, or hot/cold packs.
  • Re-schedule if you experience a significant fever.

 

On the day of the exam:

  • Do not shave your underarms.
  • Avoid using any skin creams, lotions or deodorants on the areas to be imaged.

 

For 2 hours before the exam:

  • Refrain from tobacco use, coffee or tea consumption.
  • Refrain from exercise, bathing or showering.
  • Avoid eating, or chewing gum, if we are imaging your head and neck.
  • Also... avoid using a cell phone, if we are imaging your head and neck.

 

During the exam:

  • There will be no contact with your body; no injections or radiation. You will be in a comfortably cool private room, and the camera will be positioned from 4 to 8 feet away from you as you turn to change to the necessary positions.
  • A region of interest, like the head or breast, will take about 15 minutes.  A full body exam will take approximately 60 minutes, and time is allowed to briefly review the images before you leave; no interpretations will be offered at this time.

 

Reports:
Your images, along with your questionnaire will be sent to a Board Certified M.D. Thermologist for interpretation.  A written report including images, will be sent to you or your Health Care Provider when the report is complete; average 72hrs.

Carol Conti RT, CTT                                                                                                                                                     Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging