Digital infrared thermographic imaging (DITI) is a non-invasive adjunctive technology for Vets, Physiotherapists, Acupuncturists, Hydrotherapists, owners and other veterinary professionals to:

  • assess non-specific lameness where the referring vet is finding it difficult to diagnose without an X-ray or MRI and/or where an anaesthetic may be risky
  • monitor tendon and ligament degeneration
  • measure inflammatory & neurological process over a period of time
  • assess pain - physiological dysfunction
Thermology Scan of Dexter

DITI is highly sensitive to variations in the vascular, muscular, neural and skeletal systems and can contribute invaluable information to a diagnosis made by your own vet. As DITI is not reliant on structural conditions and detects inflammatory & neurological processes it is very often able to help isolate problems at an early stage before x-ray & ultrasound.

DITI is a 100% safe, painless, contactless screening tool. It is therefore a non-invasive way to view a dogs physiology and we can monitor joints for arthritic conditions, nerve conditions, soft tissue (tendon and ligament breakdown, musculoskeletal conditions) and identify and allow your vet to treat any early signs of disease which are not yet presenting a clinical sign.

Full body thermology scan of dexter

Dogs have their own unique thermal profile, (like a finger print) which when imaged should be symmetrical, for example an image of the left side of the body should mirror the right side and should not change significantly over time. A panel of SyncCanine vets interpret the images and look for any asymmetry in the body. This can be monitored over time by comparing a future digital image of the dog to previous archived images.

Our technology is of a clinical standard and has been used in human medicine for the past 30 years. Our screening service is carried out here at the Aquatic Canine Therapy centre in Newbury, Berkshire by Michelle Silvester. This is preferable as we can ensure that screening is clinical and accurate and the dry treadmill is used to stress test the dog to identify asymmetry that appears only post exercise. We can image;

  • Full Body
  • A Region of Interest

Once all images have been taken and the correct heat scale applied the results are sent to our team of specialist veterinary surgeons for interpretation. Our vets will provide objective results and recommendations that will assist diagnosis. All of this makes us unique within the canine thermography industry. The images are archived and can then be compared to another scan in say a week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months & 12 months.

To book your appointment please contact us direct or ask your veterinary professional to complete and return a referral form to us. You can also call us on 01635 521915 or send us an email at

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