Ultrasound for Pets
Ultrasound is an advanced pet diagnostics imaging tool that allows us to study the internal, abdominal organs of our patients with clarity and accuracy. Ultrasound is a pain-free, drug-free, non-invasive method for performing internal exams, and detecting abnormalities and conditions that might otherwise go unnoticed. By having this technology at our disposal, we’re able to quickly and accurately diagnose many different problems in pets.
What is Ultrasound?
Our ultrasound machine transmits soundwaves via a handheld device through the patient’s tissues and organs. The sound waves create echoes when they bounce off soft, internal tissue, resulting in a real-time, 2-dimensional image. With ultrasound, we can evaluate the shape and texture of the organs, and determine their blood supply.
What Ultrasound Can Help Us Diagnose
Conditions we can diagnose in pets using ultrasound technology include:
- The presence of abdominal fluid
- Cysts and tumors
- Bladder stones
- Heart conditions
- ...and more
Benefits of Ultrasound
Ultrasound is strictly an imaging tool, which can reduce or eliminate the need for exploratory surgery. Sedation is typically unnecessary for a patient undergoing an ultrasound, unless they are under considerable stress and we feel that sedation would increase their comfort.
With ultrasound, we can quickly and accurately identify hidden health problems in pets, and therefore treat them sooner. This is especially helpful for pets with chronic health problems and urgent medical needs.
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