Our practice is focused on providing state of the art diagnostic and treatment options to successfully treat our patients. Our continued and effective use of digital ultrasound has enabled us to offer the highest level in quality care to our patients, and remains a powerful tool in current veterinary medicine.
Ultrasonography is a noninvasive, painless diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an image. Used to identify many common diseases and illnesses, this highly effective technique utilizes high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create an internal picture of a patient's body without the use of radiation.
Digital ultrasound can successfully generate images of the abdominal organs, liver, spleen, gallbladder, bladder and kidneys. Ultrasound enables our veterinarians to evaluate the bladder for stones, masses, debris and/or the thickening of the bladder wall, along with any other abnormalities. Ultrasound may effectively assess fetal health while monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals.
Our veterinary professionals and doctors utilize echocardiograms to evaluate the heart through ultrasound, a minimally invasive procedure that helps to determine cardiac health and functioning. Here, the ultrasound works in real time, making it possible to evaluate the heart as it beats, detecting potential abnormalities such as valve dysfunction, assessing blood flow and monitoring contractions.
Ultrasound can be used to diagnose a range of conditions and diseases, including:
- Urinary, gall bladder or kidney stones
- Urinary, gall bladder, kidney or prostate abnormalities
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Abnormal blood vessels
- Fluid within the abdomen
- Disease within the pancreas
- Adrenal abnormalities
- Uterine infections
- Fluid around the heart
- Diseases of the heart muscle/heart-based tumors
- Pregnancy diagnosis and fetal viability
Digital ultrasound is a completely risk free and painless diagnostic method for evaluating a wide variety of organs and tissue in a pet's body. In our continuing efforts to provide high level, quality medical care to our patients and support quick and effective diagnosis and treatment, we are proud to offer digital ultrasound at all of our practices.
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