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Preparing for Scan

Preparation/ Recommendations for Scan

  • No breast surgery, chemotherapy or radiation 2 months prior.

  • No breast biopsy for one month prior.

  • Lactation: Imaging is recommended if there is a problem or concern, but a baseline is not recommended for at least 3 months after the last active breastfeeding. 

AVOID the following 24 hours PRIOR to scan:

  • Strenuous exercise or heavy physical activity

  • Massage or lymph treatments

  • Chiropractic adjustments

  • Acupuncture

  • Saunas, steam baths, hot tubs

  • Cryogenic Treatments

  • Tattooing

AVOID the following the DAY of scan:

  • Heavy makeup. Any oil-based products on the body will affect accurate detection by the camera.

  • Deodorant/antiperspirants or creams on the skin, especially oils

  • Heat lamps or sunburn

  • Do not shave area to be scanned

  • For head imaging, do not eat for at least 2 hours before imaging and no gum chewing.

  • Coffee or cigarettes for at least 2 hours before scan

  • Avoid A/C or heat in the car blowing directly. It takes hours for the 

  • body equilibrate. This is vital in Summer and Winter.

  • Jewelry must be removed prior to scan

***Please print, complete and TEXT your patient forms before the day of your appointment.***

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