Thermal Imaging Course


Date: September 09 - September 13, 2015


Musculoskeletal injuries are a leading cause of diminished performance in athletic animal species, and a leading cause of expense to their owners.In addition, if not detected early some of these injuries may become catastrophic. Owners, competitors and the public have recently broughtpressure on the veterinary profession to prevent, or diagnose earlier, injuries before they become life-threatening. The ability to detect injuries earlymakes thermography an excellent tool. Thermal imaging systems have the capability to detect changes in temperature related to local inflammationand/or blood flow to the tissue. These changes have been shown to occur 2-6 weeks prior to the onset of clinical signs of lameness.Through the use of thermal imaging, the possibility exists that abnormalities can be identified when the tissues are in a state of stress, rather thananatomical disruption. Intervention at this early point provides less costly and more time efficient options with which to manage the injury to asuccessful outcome. Assessments of the musculoskeletal system for inflammation, including Saddle Fit analysis, are the most common uses forthermal imaging. Thermal imaging is also used to detect neurological, dental, and infectious disease as well.Sessions will also be presented on the use of thermal imaging in Small and Exotic Animals.By the end of this course the attendee will understand how to set up the thermal imager for veterinary use, how to position the imager inrelation to the patient when taking an image and understand how to use the software to provide the best image for interpretation.Attendees will also gain the knowledge of how to interpret the images using the patient as its own control and how to view the patterns ofa thermagram to gain the most useful diagnostic information.COST : $1,450.00For questions call 800-458-8890.Please register early to guarantee your enrollment. 26 C.E. CreditsCourse meets the requirements for 26 hours of Continuing Education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSBs RACE approval: howeverparticipants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certainmethods of delivery of continuing education.Presenters: Dr. Tracy A Turner DVM, MS, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ABT.Dr. Kimberly Henneman DVM, FAAVA, Dipl ABT, CVA, CVC.Dr. Ken Marcella DVM, Dipl AAT.

Event type: CE Course

Event Address: SLO Veterans Building801 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

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