How will Infrared Thermography help with veterinary work?
Infrared Thermography or Thermology (IRT), Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), Medical Infrared Digital Imaging (MIDI), Infrared Digital Imaging (IDI), Medical Infrared Thermography or Thermology (MIT), Medical Infrared Imaging (MII) and Veterinary Infrared Thermography or Thermology (VIT) are all names for digitally imaging a living animal or person with an infrared camera. Using computer software for interpreting Infrared Thermography (IRT) is a physiological test, rather than an anatomical test such as x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan, and it is a completely non-invasive test performed at a distance from the animal. IRT shows areas of both inflammation (usually hot) and nerve dysfunction (usually cold) in the patterns produced. IRT helps the veterinarian locate the animal’s problem areas so that further medical investigation via x-rays, ultrasound, or other diagnostic modality, can focus on the anatomical areas most likely to be responsible for the patient’s physical symptom