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Pre-Screening Protocols

At least a week before your appointment, please read and follow all pre-scan patient protocols.  Doing so will ensure you receive the most accurate thermographic reading possible.


1 Month Prior: 

- No surgery, incl. biopsy

1 Week Prior:

- Be cautious of too much sun exposure in order to avoid sunburn. Scans will have to be rescheduled if the patient has a sunburn of any sort.


48 Hours Prior:

- Men with beards should shave their face and neck, as well as backs.

- Avoid all tanning and limit sun exposure.


24 Hours Prior:

- Avoid chiropractic care, massage therapy or acupuncture.

- No saunas, steam baths, hot tubs, heating pads, or hot water bottles.

- No analgesic creams or balms.

- Do not shave underarms. (Should be done prior.)

- Reschedule if you experience a significant fever.

- Refrain from sexual activity.


Day of Exam:

- For best results, please wear thong underwear or a jock strap for full body studies. Underwear is optional and best results are without.

- Do not use creams, lotions, cosmetics, ointments, deodorant, antiperspirants, powders or any other skin product.

- Please bring a hair tie to remove hair from your forehead and back of neck.

- Remove all piercings and jewelry prior to exam, unless unable to.


4 Hours Prior:

- Avoid hot showers or shaving.

- Avoid physical therapy or exercise. 

- No coffee, tea, soda, or other beverages containing caffeine. No alcoholic beverages.

- Do not smoke cigarettes or use any product which contains nicotine

* Women - if possible, do not wear a bra for the 4 hours leading up to the exam *


2 Hours before the Exam:

- Avoid hot or cold liquids 

- Avoid eating or chewing gum

- Avoid using a cell phone

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