HOW TO PREPARE
No changes in diet or medication are necessary prior to your appointment, but some simple preparations are required to ensure an accurate scan. Please review the Patient Preparation Checklist as soon as you make your appointment!
FORMS WE NEED
Once you have scheduled an appointment, you’ll print and ﬁll out the appropriate patient forms on this website. Bring those completed forms with you on the day of your appointment!
HOW LONG YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL TAKE
- Single region of interest: Approximately 30 to 40 minutes
- Half body: Approximately 45 to 60 minutes
- Full body: Approximately 1 to 1¼ hours
ON THE DAY…
Relax — the scan is simple and non-invasive (we’re essentially taking a photo!). When you arrive, we’ll review how the scan is done and make sure all your questions are answered. You’ll be given a sarong or gown and asked to disrobe only what areas will be scanned in a private, comfortable room. Once you are gowned, we’ll go over your paperwork and recent history. Then we’ll demonstrate the poses necessary for the particular screening you’re getting. The poses are simple and easy, and you’ll have privacy throughout your screening.
Then, it’s time for your closeup! Once the images are taken you’ll be asked to dress again, and we’ll go over your results briefly.
GETTING YOUR RESULTS
Your results are submitted for an exhaustive interpretation by HIPAA-compliant MDs and radiologists. The thermograms will take 2-3 business days to be read and reported on. We will call you and give you an overview of the results. We can also discuss your results with your healthcare practitioner of choice, if you choose.
In accordance with HIPAA standards, a password-protected PDF containing your report, images and receipt will be emailed to you and your health practitioner of choosing withing two business days of our phone report.
Mailed password-protected CD versions of your report are also available at the cost of $10 per mailing.
Your report will contain useful details about your physiological functioning. The interpreting doctor will identify any significant findings that relate to your symptoms and history and give an opinion that will be helpful to your treating practitioner. If other testing or tools are recommended, the report can help to guide your healthcare provider to the area of concern.