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The SureTouch Process

The following instructions must be strictly adhered to before you arrive for your breast thermography appointment:

Exam should not be performed within two weeks after receiving sunburn.

If possible, aspirin, pain medications, vasodilators/constrictors and/or other similar medications should be avoided for 24 hours prior to the test.  You must consult with the prescribing physician for his or her consent prior to any change in medication use such as these.

No use of lotions, creams, powders, perfume, cologne or makeup on the breasts 24 hoursprior to the exam.

No physical stimulation or treatment of the breasts, chest, neck, or back for 24 hours before the exam (no chiropractic, acupuncture, TENS, physical therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot or cold pack use).

Physical exercise that might affect breast circulation should be avoided for 24 hours prior to your exam.

Alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea or colas containing caffeine should not be consumed for 12 hours prior to the test.

Hot or cold beverages should be avoided for at least two hours before the exam is performed.

No use of deodorants or antiperspirants the day of your exam.

No shaving or other hair removal of the areas to be imaged the day of the exam.

Cigarettes should not be smoked for two hours prior to the exam.

If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before the exam.

Ideally, the exam should not be performed between the sixth and thirteenth day of the cycle.

  • Please note: During the examination you will be disrobed from the waist up for both imaging and to allow for the surface temperature of the body to equilibrate with the room. A female technician will perform the imaging for you.

Surgical procedures such as implants, reductions, and biopsies do not interfere with infrared imaging. Breast thermography is perfectly safe to have during pregnancy or when nursing.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our center (714-633-9532).

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