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Ultrasound for Pets

In the past, blood profiles, x-rays, dye studies, and exploratory surgery were the most common tools used in veterinary medicine to diagnose disease. Today, ultrasound offers a non-invasive, non-painful method to examine the internal organs of pets. This allows us to biopsy intra-abdominal structures without surgery. In human and veterinary medicine, ultrasound compliments x-ray evaluations as each diagnostic modality has its own strengths and weaknesses. X-rays offer excellent evaluation of bone structures and air filled structures (lungs) that ultrasound cannot. In contrast, ultrasound is best at diagnosing abnormalities within organs (liver, spleen, kidney, heart) and evaluating an organ’s function such as the direct visualization of the heart while in motion.

The ultrasound diagnostics commonly performed on dogs, cats, and other exotic pets include:

  •  Liver
  • Spleen
  •  Kidney
  •  Prostate
  •  Bladder
  •  Heart
  •  Pancreas
  •  Pregnancy/Reproductive System
  •  Lymph Nodes
  •  Intestinal Tract