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Digital Thermal Imaging

Animals cannot seek medical attention on their own when they are feeling ill or suffering from an injury. When your pet is feeling under the weather, it’s up to us to do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of the problem. The sooner we can diagnose an underlying ailment or injury, the faster we can get your best friend on the road to recovery. One of the most effective tools we have at our disposal for this is digital thermal imaging.

What is Digital Thermal Imaging?

Digital thermal imaging is a non-invasive technology that enables us to evaluate, diagnose, monitor and treat disease and injury in companion animals. It leverages the power of infrared scanning to detect subtle changes in temperature that may indicate inflammation, pain, circulation issues and other medical concerns. At Sibley Animal Hospital, we utilize Digitherm technology, which can detect thermal gradients of just .1%, making it extremely effective.

When is Digital Thermal Imaging Recommended?

The doctors and support staff at Sibley Animal Hospital are well-trained in recognizing the need for additional diagnostic testing. We frequently recommend using Digitherm for the following situations:

  • Outward signs of pain or inflammation
  • Senior exams 
  • Injury and/or post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Blood and nerve supply evaluation

Benefits of Digital Thermal Imaging

Digitherm technology allows us to achieve all of the following for our patients:

  • Generate a physiological map to identify areas of the body requiring further examination
  • Early detection and prompt treatment of chronic medical conditions, such as osteoarthritis
  • Accurate measurement of a recommended treatment protocol 
  • Visual representation of where a pet may be experiencing pain or discomfort

If you’ve noticed your normally active companion slowing down due to a possible injury, recent surgery or the natural aging process, give us a call. The team at Sibley Animal Hospital is here to help!

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