Why is infrared imaging so important for your pet?
- Most animals will NOT tell us where it hurts. This diagnostic tool can be valuable in helping us visualize the EXACT LOCATION of the heat, inflammation, and pain in your animal’s body.
- Additionally, recheck infrared imaging evaluations can ensure that the inflammation and pain are resolving.
Is your dog a canine athlete (agility, dock diving, flyball, Frisbee, herding, hunting/field trial, lure coursing, sledding, etc.)?
Infrared imaging reveals where there is pain up to 3 weeks BEFORE symptoms may appear! That means we can identify AND treat the issue BEFORE it can become a problem, especially DURING a trial!
**Early detection saves YOU money, and spares your pet from PAIN.
What conditions can Infrared Imaging help to evaluate?
- ANY lameness or musculoskeletal issue
- Muscle tendon sprains or strains
- Soft tissue trauma
- The success of the current treatment protocol
How does Infrared Imaging work?
Infrared Imaging is
- Non-contact diagnostic tool
- No radiation
On average, an imaging session can take between 10 to 20 minutes depending on the area of interest and the size of the pet. The images are then compiled, digitally analyzed, and interpreted. At the end, the results are sent to you in an Infrared Imaging Report.
We recommend performing a baseline in order to evaluate your animal’s overall thermogram. Regularly scheduled screening can then be performed to evaluate progress of treatment protocol and any new problems/issues.
Does this replace an MRI, CT scan, or X-rays?
We recommend utilizing this diagnostic tool in addition or before considering advanced diagnostic tests if able.