Presentation Title

Thermographic Image Evaluation of Canine Limbs

Faculty Mentor

Cord Brundage

Start Date

17-11-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 2:30 PM

Location

HARBESON 31

Session

POSTER 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

biological_agricultural_sciences

Abstract

Thermographic imaging is a diagnostic imaging technique that captures cutaneous thermal patterns generated by emission of heat from the body. The heat radiation emitted from the tissue of the animals is translated into thermal images with a thermographic imaging camera.

The goal of this research project is to determine the normal range of thermographic values for the forelimb region of dogs. Thermographic images were taken in a temperature standardized location with a FLIR B400 thermographic camera of dogs (n= 30) lined up next to a background (typically a wall) and kept still for images to be taken of both the right and left lateral sides of their body. The images were then analyzed using the FLIR Tools application to identify average temperature patterns along the lateral surface of the limbs. Thermographic imaging in the veterinary field is a new area of interest and has the potential to be used further in veterinary medicine and treatment.

Summary of research results to be presented

Temperature values were observed to be warmer towards the center of the forelimb in the region observed to be the radius and ulna. The FLIR B400 camera had to have both distance and ambient room temperature calibrated manually before image capture could take place. Average temperatures of all analyzed forelimbs (n=45) for the 23 canine images analyzed was 75.96°F with a standard deviation of 2.84°F.

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Thermographic Image Evaluation of Canine Limbs

HARBESON 31

Thermographic imaging is a diagnostic imaging technique that captures cutaneous thermal patterns generated by emission of heat from the body. The heat radiation emitted from the tissue of the animals is translated into thermal images with a thermographic imaging camera.

The goal of this research project is to determine the normal range of thermographic values for the forelimb region of dogs. Thermographic images were taken in a temperature standardized location with a FLIR B400 thermographic camera of dogs (n= 30) lined up next to a background (typically a wall) and kept still for images to be taken of both the right and left lateral sides of their body. The images were then analyzed using the FLIR Tools application to identify average temperature patterns along the lateral surface of the limbs. Thermographic imaging in the veterinary field is a new area of interest and has the potential to be used further in veterinary medicine and treatment.