Annie Rose Person, MRVCS, Wetreins Equine Clinic

“Having experience in reading all types of veterinary images- Nuclear scintigraphy, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound and now thermography, I feel that thermography is one of the most challenging to interpret. Unlike the other imaging modalities you have to remember you are looking at physiology. The images are a map of the nervous system and cardiovascular system function rather than anatomy so they are easily mis-interpreted by the untrained eye. You wouldn’t take your radiographs or bone scans to an untrained person for interpretation, and it amazes that people do this with thermography and expect to get results! When properly used I think thermography is an exciting tool that we can use not only to locate injury, but to detect underlying problems before they develop into serious structural damage.”