What To Expect When You Have A Thermogram

What To Expect When You Have A Thermogram

When you don't know what to expect, new procedures can make you nervous. Fear of the unknown can lead to putting off appointments that we know are in our best interest. If you've never had a thermogram, here's what you can expect when you come in for your appointment.

  • ​Breast and body thermography is totally painless, radiation-free, compression-free, and contact-free.​
  • All thermograms are performed by a trained, certified, female technician called a clinical thermographer.
  • Your appointment is completely private and confidential. You are welcome to bring a friend or companion to be present during the appointment.
  • Before the appointment, you will be asked to fill out your health history forms at home and bring them with you.
  • You will be asked to review and follow a "preparation sheet" to prepare for your appointment. This includes things like no shaving, lotions, deodorant, etc. on the day of the imaging.
  • When you arrive, you will be taken to a private changing area to remove clothing and jewelry from the areas to be scanned and given a colorful sarong to wear. Gowns are available too if that's more comfortable for you. Your hair needs to be off of your face and neck.
  • Once you have changed, we will sit together and go over your health history while your body is acclimating to the room temperature. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes and is an important step to make sure the images are accurate.
  • Once your body temperature is stable, imaging begins. For the breast, we take 5 images/views and for the full body we taken 31 images. You will be guided trough this process with complete discretion from the thermographer.
  • When the imaging is complete, it's time to get dressed and review the images together
  • Your images, along with your health history, are sent to a group of medical doctors specially trained and certified in thermography, called Thermologists.
  • Once we receive your interpretation back from the doctor, usually about 2-5 days, a copy will be sent to you. Upon request, a copy will be sent to the healthcare provider of your choice.


Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible and we are here (901) 249-8642 to answer any questions you might have.