Brandywine Veterinary Hospital Offers Digital Thermography
Veterinarians use a variety of new technologies to help them diagnose illnesses and injuries in animals. Digital thermography detects heat and cold within the body’s tissues to find problems and detect the extent of injuries. At Brandywine Veterinary Hospital in Chadds Ford, PA, we offer digital thermography to help our patients.
What Is Digital Thermography?
Digital thermography uses infrared light to detect changes in temperature that indicate variations in physical processes in the body. Excessive areas of blue on the image could indicate a problem with blood flow in the body. Increased areas of red could indicate inflammation in the body that may require veterinary attention. Thermography can be used along with x-rays and ultrasound to provide a more detailed look at what is going on inside an animal’s body.
How Is Digital Thermography Used?
Animals are very good at hiding their pain. This is an evolutionary feature that helps them survive by ensuring that they do not look vulnerable to predators. However, this ability can often mask muscle or joint degeneration, the development of cancer in the body, or a host of other issues that can lead to serious illness or debilitation. Dealing with health issues can be particularly important for older animals. Thermal imaging helps to find injured areas of the body in the early stages, so they can be appropriately treated. In addition, thermography is also implemented to monitor healing after treatment, to ensure optimum function for the animal.
Your Vet Can Use Thermography to Help Diagnose Many Conditions
Veterinarians use digital thermography to detect and monitor a variety of problems. An animal may have a musculoskeletal condition that is not evident in other types of tests. Thermal imaging can detect problems with blood flow to the area, as well as areas of inflammation that could indicate infection or a degenerative condition. Thermography can even find sensitive areas that are not yet causing noticeable symptoms, so veterinarians can administer corrective measures to avoid further problems.
Make Brandywine Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian in Chadds Ford
Dr. Gray, Dr. Torres-Cosme, and Dr. Culver use their extensive training veterinary medicine to maintain the health of their patients in Chadds Ford, PA, Greenville, and other nearby communities. We offer many services for pets, including wellness care, dental care, laser therapy, surgery, senior care, and doggy day care. We also treat rabbits and other small mammals. Call Brandywine Veterinary Hospital today at 610-459-0500 in Chadds Ford or 302-476-8779 in Greenville for an appointment to learn how digital thermography can help your pet.