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Your Thermography Appointment

At Birmingham Breast Thermography, we have a female certified thermographer who is trained to take all of the necessary images that will be read by a thermography-certified thermologist. They will then send a full report on your scan with all recommendations.

Breast Thermography is a state-of-the-art screening procedure to aid in the early detection of irregularities in breast tissue. Breast tumors can take up to 10 years to develop, and thermography can detect abnormalities much earlier than mammography and ultrasound. Earlier detection means earlier and potentially more effective treatment. Since thermography can detect very early stages of cancer growth, patients can make lifestyle changes years before a devastating condition develops.

Procedure

  • Please DO NOT bring small children to your appointment, because they will not be allowed in the room with you during your exam. 

  • Payment for services is expected at the time of the examination, so please be prepared with credit, check, or cash.


IMPORTANT STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR ACCURATE RESULTS

  • If you have sunburn or fever, you should reschedule.

  • Avoid massage, physical therapy, analgesic (pain relief) creams, balms, magnets, poultice, acupuncture, and chiropractic adjusting for 24 hours prior to the examination.

  • No coffee, tea, soda, or other caffeinated/energy beverages for 4 hours prior to the exam.

  • No smoking or use of any nicotine products the day of your exam.

  • Do not stimulate the nipple in any way for 12 hours prior to the exam. Remove all necklaces and nipple rings.

  • Do not shave your underarms (or other areas to be imaged) for 24 hours prior to the exam.

  • Do not use creams, lotions, deodorants, talcum powder, or other skin products the morning before the exam.

  • Do not perform any rigorous exercise program for at least 4 hours prior to your examination.

  • Do not bathe or shower in hot water for at least 4 hours prior to your exam.

  • Inform us if you have had radiation treatment within the last 6 months.

  • DO NOT TOUCH OR RUB YOURSELF ANYWHERE NEAR THE BREASTS/AREA OF EXAM FOR 4 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EXAM.

Please contact our office with any questions: 205-605-9536,
or email egodfrey@bhamthermography@gmail.com. We look forward to serving you!