Digital Thermal Imaging (Digatherm) can be a crucial and valuable “on the spot” visual tool in helping diagnose inflammation or lack of circulation and its exact location in an animal's body. It is a valuable tool used as an adjunct with diagnostic procedures.
The Benefits of Digital Thermal Imaging in Veterinary Medicine
- Provides a visual physiological map of the area being examined
- Provides a precise area for examination and a visual of inflammation or lack of circulation. It eliminates the guesswork.
- Mapping of the thermal gradients through thermography has the ability to visually illustrate neural irritation or dysfunction.
- It is quick, easy, and can lead to quicker diagnoses with improved patient visual.
Combining Digital Thermal Imaging with Laser Therapy allows:
- Monitoring before and after laser treatments by providing a visual picture of inflammation pre and post to quantify treatment results.
- Detection of body areas of inflammation or lack of circulation which require further diagnosis and evaluation.
- An immediate picture identification of secondary areas of inflammation to utilize laser treatments to best resolve the primary issue.
- A "whole body" approach to laser treatment.
- Visual evaluation of laser therapy progress on subsequent visits.
- Discovery of areas of potential musculoskeletal stress in an animal before they manifest as disease or loss of mobility. These areas can then receive early intervention with laser therapy to avoid more serious injury.