Ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal parts of the body. These images provide valuable insight and help us to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and conditions. The uses often include visualizing pregnancy, identify changes in abdominal organs, and evaluate heart conditions. Our doctors are able to see the results of the ultrasound right away. Should images require further interpretation, we may send them to a board-certified veterinary radiologist for further evaluation, which may take a few hours or several days.
We have invested in digital radiology equipment for the most accurate animal x-ray studio. X-rays allow us to assess pets completely and quickly and check for any trauma, arthritis, intestinal blockages, and more. For better continuity of care, any x-ray images can be sent via email or saved on a disk for easy sharing.
In the event that there is a recommendation for both digital animal X-rays and ultrasound of your pet then there is an effort to diagnose a difficult issue. Digital X-rays show the size, shape, and position of the organs and the ultrasound allows your veterinarian to see the internal structure of the organs. Ultrasound is very non-invasive and well tolerated by most pets.