Precise pet care with advanced ultrasound technology. Ensure your furry friend’s health and well-being with our reliable and compassionate pet ultrasound services.

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Although humans and animals differ in many ways, some advances in human medicine benefit veterinary patients. One of these advances, 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 to provide a higher level of quality care to our patients.

Ultrasonography is a diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means our veterinarians can see internal images of the patient’s body when we perform ultrasonography. Unlike other imaging studies, like X-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.

An ultrasound machine generates ultrasound waves. The machine is connected to a small probe held gently against your pet’s skin. The probe sends out painless ultrasound waves that bounce off structures (for example, organs) in your pet’s body and return to a sensor inside the ultrasound machine. The ultrasound equipment collects these reflected “echoes” and uses them to generate images that are viewable on a screen. Ultrasound waves can generate excellent images of abdominal organs, including the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys. It is also helpful in assessing fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals, and it can help our veterinary team diagnose and stage (determine the severity of) some forms of cancer.

Because ultrasound images are produced in real time, this technology can evaluate the heart as it beats. This can help us detect abnormalities in the motion of heart valves, blood flow through the heart, and heart muscle contractions. 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.