A Closer Look Inside Your Pet
Veterinary ultrasound provides a painless and non-invasive way to examine a pet’s internal organs. This advanced veterinary diagnostic tool is often used in conjunction with radiology in order to identify and treat specific pet health conditions.
A Detailed Diagnosis
Veterinary radiology uses digital X-ray technology to obtain a two-dimensional view of important organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and intestines. It enables our veterinarians to see whether organs are enlarged or irregularly shaped due to tumors or disease.
Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to provide a three-dimensional view of a pet’s organs, actually allowing our veterinarians to see inside specific organs. This technology enables us to examine an organ’s structure and texture, which can offer vital clues about a pet’s condition. Ultrasound also can be helpful in determining whether organs have been displaced or if fluid is present.
An Invaluable Tool
Should a needle aspirate be needed, our veterinarians can use ultrasound to assist with proper needle placement. This technology also is helpful when a sterile urine sample is required. During a procedure known as cystocentesis, our veterinarians can use ultrasound to locate the bladder’s position within the pet patient’s abdomen and then obtain urine directly from it.
Veterinary ultrasound is most commonly used to examine the heart and abdominal organs. In addition, it offers a safe and painless way to accurately conduct pet pregnancy screenings.
At Columbia Pike Animal Hospital, we believe in using the highest quality veterinary tools available to care for pets patients. Ultrasound is just one of the many resources we use to provide your pet with exceptional care.
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