Preparation for the Thermography examination

For accurate thermographic images, we ask you to read this list on time and carefully. More explanation can be found below.

More infomation below

3 - 6 months prior to the thermogram

  • Breast surgery; we have a waiting period of 3 months before we make a thermogram.
  • Chemotherapy; we maintain a waiting period of 3 months after the last chemotherapy.
  • Radiation; we maintain a waiting period of 6 months after the last irradiation.
  • All operations elsewhere in the body require consultation with the thermographer.
    A longer
    pause time may be required.
  • A thermogram can be made from 1 month after a biopsy.
  • Thermography is recommended for problems during breastfeeding.
    As a rule, this
    examination is carried out from 1 month after the last active breastfeeding.
  • Treatment at the dental hygienist is possible up to 1 week before a thermography appointment of the head.
  • A thermogram can only be made 6 weeks after breast tissue treatment. So take into account a pause time after the breast tissue treatment.

4 days prior to the thermogram:

  • No sunburn, sun, sunlamps or other skin discolorations on the part of the body that you
    would like to have examined.
  • Cover the skin that comes into view if you are going to be out in the sun for a long time.
  • During breast examination, do not shave/wax the armpits until about a week before the examination.
  • In a full body examination, do not shave/wax the body until about a week before the examination.

24 hours prior the thermogram

  • Avoid extra physical activity, such as sports, heavy physical work.
  • No massage or lymph drainage treatment.
  • No chiropractic or physiotherapy treatment.
  • No sauna, hot baths or cold packs.
  • If you have a fever, please contact us to discuss, a new date may need to be scheduled.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Men do not shave when examining the head

On the day of the thermogram

  • No makeup when examining the head.
  • Do not use a body cream, oil or deodorant, not even the organic variants.
  • Do not eat 2 hours before a full body or head examination.
  • Do not smoke until 4 hours before any examinations as the blood vessels constrict.
  • Do not make a mobile phone call to the ear up to 1 hour in advance because of heat during
    an examination of the head.
  • No hot drinks until 2 hours before all examinations, but water is allowed.
  • Do not use chewing gum on the day of the head examination.
  • Avoid car air conditioners that blow directly on the body during all examinations.
  • Avoid the seat heating on all examinations before you come.
  • Avoid carrying a backpack before coming for the examination.
  • Wear long hair in a tail before you come for the examination.
  • Request to remove jewelry 2 hours before the examination.
  • Do not wear a bra on this day until after breast screening and women’s health screening. You can wear prostheses again after the examination.
  • Arrive 10 minutes earlier than the appointment to acclimatize, take off your jacket and takeoff your shawl.
  • Take a hair band, elastic bands or hair clips with you for thermography on the head.
    with short hair; all the hair that still falls in tufts over the face takes away the view from the head.
  • During breast examination, do not shave/wax the armpits until about a week before the examination.
  • In a full body examination, do not shave/wax the body until about a week before the examination.
  • For full body and male/female health examinations, the underpants must be removed. If you find this annoying, you can opt for a tanga slip, that can stay on.

Why do I have to consider so many things before the examination?

Medical thermography uses an infrared camera that measures the temperature at the surface of the
skin. This allows us to detect patterns that are common and unusual. We also measure temperatures.
Asymmetry in temperatures indicates a level of concern. Patterns and asymmetry together can be a
reason for further research.

There are external (outside your body) factors that can influence these patterns and temperatures;
you will see all these things mentioned at the top of the list. To make an accurate thermogram it is
very important to take these factors into account.

Once we have captured your images and all questions have been asked, your report will be prepared
by our inhouse interpretation specialist.

If you have any doubts about whether you are well prepared, please call us in time.
If you do not cancel in time (this is possible free of charge up to 48 hours on working days), we will
charge the invoice for the examination you have chosen. (A breast examination will be charged for
Baseline or Breast Exam).
We hope for your understanding.

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