An ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging procedure that enables an in-depth view of your pet's organs. Many times x-rays, which reveal the size, dimensions and position of the organ, will be utilized in combination with an ultrasound. The ultrasound allows for the evaluation of internal organs and is highly useful in detecting alterations in abdominal organs and assisting in the recognition of cysts and tumors. With an ultrasound, we are often able to obtain non-invasive biopsies of many internal organs and cancers. Anesthesia or sedation is not usually necessary to perform an ultrasound. With the ability to obtain real time information, outcomes can often be determined immediately.
A Board Certified Radiologist and Internist come to our hospital to perform ultrasounds on a weekly basis.