Veterinary Ultrasound Ultrasonography (also called ultrasound or sonography) is a painless, non-invasive tool that allows us to visualize internal organs that are not otherwise possible to examine. As the sound waves travel into the body they return images of the internal organs. As opposed to radiographic static images, ultrasounds return dynamic results in real time. This 3 three dimensional image allows the trained veterinarian to see how the organs are moving or how blood is flowing through the animal at the time of the procedure.
Allows our veterinarians to look at the organs of the abdomen or chest such as the liver, kidneys, heart or spleen from as many different angles as needed.
Can be used to detect fluid, cysts, tumors, or abscesses; and to confirm pregnancy or monitor an ongoing pregnancy.
Painless, non-invasive and safe.
Performed with state of the art equipment in our hospital, providing convenience, expertise and immediate results.
We may use this imaging technique in conjunction with radiography (x-rays) and other diagnostic methods to ensure a proper diagnosis. Depending on the findings of the ultrasound study, the doctor can recommend the best course of action, which can vary from requesting additional testing or procedures to recommending a change of medication to continuing the animal’s care as before.
If you have any questions about our ultrasonography service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.