What to expect at your thermography appointment
Before your appointment you will fill out paperwork online. Upon arrival, there will be an acclimation period where you will sit in a room (by yourself) for 15 minutes! For a Breast Health Screening, you only need to undress from the waist up, for a full body screening there is a different protocol. This is the hardest part of your appointment - the acclimation period. We do this because we want your body temperature to be the same as the room so we get rid of any hot spots or bra lines, this ensures a proper read.
Breast Health Appointment: After your acclimation period, your technician will enter the room and take 6 simple pictures. This is the best part! No compression, no physical contact, just 6 unclothed shots - 1 facing the camera, than 45° angle & 90° angle on the right and 45° & 90° angles on the left and 1 more where you face center and lift your breasts so we can get a clear shot of underneath the breast and we’re done! The whole process takes about 20 minutes.
Torso Appointment: After a 15 minute acclimation period the technician enters and takes 19 total photos. 6 of these are the same as your breast health scan, we also include, 2 shots of your torso, 3 of your abdomen, 3 of your thyroid, 3 of your head, and 2 of your shoulders.
Full Body Appointment: Again, there is a 15 minute acclimation period with 30 total photos. We use the same protocol as the torso and add 4 leg vies, 4 arm views, 2 of your hands and 1of your feet.
You will receive your results in 10-14 days via email. Each report is reviewed by three levels of interpreters to insure the highest level of accuracy. Our senior interpreter is a gynecologist with over 30 years of experience and holds a PhD in Thermology. All interpreters are certified through PACT. You have the option of having your report sent to your doctor, the referring doctor, or use one of our interpreters as a consultant to review your findings. Doctors at BTI are here to answer your questions and support you in your understanding of thermal imaging.