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Patient Information:

Breast Screening with Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging


Purpose of test:

For early detection of abnormal changes in the body and breasts requiring further diagnostic testing.

Patient Preparation:

  • Do not smoke for 2 hours before the test
  • Do not use oils, lotions or powder on your breasts or surrounding area on the day of test
  • Avoid sunburns or sun exposure on the day of the test. 
  • Diet- No changes necessary
  • Medicines- No changes necessary
  • Disrobing- You will be escorted to a totally private small room and be given time and complete privacy to remove all upper body clothing and jewelry. Clip up any hair that is resting on face or shoulders. Put on surgical gown provided. 
  • Inform your thermographer if you have had any recent skin lesions on your breast; the inflammation can cause a false positive result.
  • You will sit on the swivel stool during the exam and our thermographic technician will direct you from her computer screen while viewing live thermal images to capture precise and accurate images.
  • You will dress and then you are ready to go. We cannot discuss your images at this time - they need interpretation off-site first..

 How the test will feel:

The thermographer will be the only other person involved in the procedure to protect your privacy. The room air may feel cool on your body and breasts as they adjust to room temperature before scanning. Any apprehension about the sophisticated thermography equipment is soon dispelled, the procedure is totally non invasive, the camera does not emit radiation of any kind.

Time before you receive the results of the test:

You receive a full set of images and the doctors report approximately 3 weeks from the date of your appointment. 

There are no risks or side effects.

The test is non-invasive, non-contact, no radiation. 

Patient time for test: 25-30 minutes. Allow 1 hour for full body.

You are welcome to bring a companion or partner to be present at the examination.

While participation in a DITI early detection program can increase your chance of detecting and monitoring body and breast disease, as with all other tests, it is still not a 100% guarantee of detection.