Tracy A. Lord, DVM
Thermography Now Available!
We are very excited to announce that our Thermal Imaging Scanner is up and running at Four Paws Holistic in the Dogwood Specialty Building. Digital Thermal Imaging is a diagnostic tool that measures radiated energy, allowing us to evaluate changes in temperature of
1/2 degree Celsius or more conducted to the body's surface. After visualizing inflammation or lack of circulation, further diagnostics and treatments can be targeted more precisely for an improved outcome.
Thermography easily demonstrates primary, compensatory and tertiary inflammation through noninvasive means of evaluating the blood supply to an injured region. This physiologic evaluation serves as an adjunct to clinical examination as well as being complementary to other diagnostic imaging techniques such as radiology, ultrasonography, and MRI. It detects heat before it is perceptible during routine physical examination and thus is useful for the early detection of OA, disc disease, stress injuries, and will even register some neoplastic processes. Areas of stress can be seen before they manifest as disease or loss of mobility.
At FPVHS we are routinely using this modality as an aid to better identify areas of inflammation or neurological dysfunction, as well as to visualize the changes in circulation immediately following our treatments. If you have any questions about our new Digital Thermal Imager, or you have a patient that you feel may benefit from it as a diagnostic tool, please feel free to contact us today!