Breast Thermography Preparation and What to Expect
Breast thermography preparation requires that the morning of your thermogram you should refrain from using underarm deodorant and applying any creams or lotions to your breasts. You should also refrain from vigorous exercise/activities for 4 hours prior to your appointment.
After arriving at the office you will be asked to fill out some paperwork that takes approximately 10 minutes. Then you will be brought to the imaging room where Dr. LeRoy will take a relevant history. You will then need to acclimate to the ambient temperature of the room for about 15 minutes, disrobed from the waist up so that heat will not be "trapped" on the breasts. Dr. LeRoy will reenter the room, perform the imaging, then discuss the results with you. At this time he will indicate whether there are abnormal findings that require additional diagnostic imaging. Dr. LeRoy then performs a physical breast examination to correlate these findings with that of the imaging.
Within several days of your thermogram Dr. LeRoy completes a report and emails the report to you along with a .jpg of the images. He will also send your report to your referring doctor if you desire.
Typically, the entire office visit takes about 45 minutes.