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Preparing for Your Session

Preparation and Recommendations 

Prior to the appointment:

• No breast surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatments 3 months prior.

• No breast biopsy for one month prior. 

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

24 Hours Prior:

• Avoid exercise or heavy physical activity. 

• No massage or lymph treatments. 

• No chiropractic adjustments. 

• No saunas, steam bath or hot tub. 

• No hot or cold packs. 

Day of Exam: 

• Avoid heavy makeup.  Any oil‐based products on the body will affect accurate detection by the camera. 

• Avoid deodorant or creams on the skin, especially oils. 

• Absolutely no heat lamps or sunburn.  You will have to reschedule. 

• Do not shave area to be imaged. 

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

• No coffee or cigarettes for at least 2 hours before imaging. 

• Avoid A/C in the car blowing directly on you. It takes hours for the body to equilibrate. This recommendation is vital during the summer. 

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