Breast Screening Procedure

1. The thermography patient is welcomed to the practice & handed intake & HIPPA forms to sign. This is a good time to ask any questions about the breast screening procedure.

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2. The next step is for the patient to disrobe down to the underpants and put on a light-weight gown. This allows for the body to acclimatize to the ambient temperature of the room before imaging begins.

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3. Patient information relating to symptoms and history is taken; this focuses on the primary complaints and concerns of the patient.

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4. A full explanation is given before the imaging is started so that the patient understands what is going to take place. The patient is reassured that there is no radiation, no contact with the body and that nothing will be felt

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5. We routinely take an anterior view followed by both lateral views and then a posterior view, sometimes oblique views are included.

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6. Once all the images have been taken the thermographer reviews the images with the patient and explains what all the colors mean and what to expect from the written report which will be provided within a couple of days. (urgent reports are completed within 24 hours)

7. Your doctor, dentist, chiropractor, therapist or other healthcare provider can contact the thermographer or reporting doctor with any questions.