Seeing under the skin–that’s what’s possible
with ultrasound technology. Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that
creates a real-time internal image of an animal’s body, giving us important
information about the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.
When used in conjunction with other
diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease,
blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, and other internal injuries.
Because ultrasounds don’t require radiation, they’re also used to monitor
pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets.
An ultrasound works by broadcasting
high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A
small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an
image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like
the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder. Completely painless and
non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient
must remain completely still.
To schedule a consultation or to learn
more about our ultrasound services, call us at 920-725-8307.