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Orange Blossom

What To Expect

What To Expect During Examination

  • Your initial appointment will take 45-50 minutes.

  • During this time you will complete the breast health questionnaire and a detailed health history.

  • You will then be taken to a private imaging room where you will be asked to disrobe from the waist up in order to become acclimated to the temperature of the room and relax for a few minutes before taking the images. 

  • After 15 minutes, the technician will take a series of images including front, lateral, and oblique views.

  • You then will be asked to plunge your hands into cool (10°C or 50°F) water for 60 seconds. This is known as a functional test – cool water will produce a physiological response that will lead to vasoconstriction of your blood vessels.

  • Normal blood vessels will contract and cool down while blood vessels feeding abnormal cells will not since their metabolic rate is much higher. The technician will then repeat the process of taking the images for a before and after view.

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