What to Expect

Prior to the appointment, the patient must be advised:

No breast surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatments 3 months prior. 

No breast biopsy for one month prior. 

Lactation: Imaging is recommended if there is a problem or concern, but a baseline is not recommended for a least 3 months after the last active breastfeeding. 

24 Hours Prior

Avoid exercise or heavy physical activity.

No massage or lymph treatments. 

No chiropractic adjustments. 

No saunas, steam bath or hot tub. 

No hot or cold packs. 

Day of the Exam:

Avoid heavy makeup. Any oil-based products on the body will affect accurate detection by the camera. 

Avoid deodorant or creams on the skin, especially oils. 

Absolutely no heat lamps or sunburn. You will have to reschedule.

Do not shave are to be imaged. 

For head imaging, do not eat for at least 2 hours before imaging and no chewing gum..

No coffee or cigarettes for at least 2 hours before imaging.

Avoid A/C in the car blowing directly on the patient. It takes hours for the body to equilibrate. This recommendation is vital during the summer. Same for heaters in the winter. 

Patient must remove all jewelry in the are to be imaged. 

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