Diagnostic ultrasound has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a mean of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.
Ultrasonography is a type of non-invasive painless diagnostic technique. When we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body.
Ultrasound waves can generate excellent images of abdominal organs, including iver, gallbladder & biliary system, stomach, pancreas (especially now in cats), spleen, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, prostate, uterus, ovaries, bowel, vasculature, lymph nodes (mesenteric, hepatic, iliac), mesentery & serosal surfaces. It is also useful for assessing fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals, and it can help us diagnose and stage (determine the severity of) some forms of cancer.
Because ultrasound images are produced in real time, this technology can be used to evaluate the heart as it beats. This can help us detect abnormalities in the motion of heart valves, blood flow through the heart, and contractions of the heart muscle. It can also be used to assess the heart for defects. As we strive to provide our patients with the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer ultrasound as one of our diagnostic capabilities.