Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that does not involve radiation. An ultrasound machine emits and receives high frequency ultrasound waves through a transducer or probe. The ultrasound waves are altered and return to the probe as “echoes”. The machine converts these echoes to an image that is displayed on the monitor, giving a 2-dimensional representation of the tissues under examination. Our skilled doctors can then interpret the images to obtain information that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Ultrasound examination permits a detailed view of many of the body’s organs and aids your veterinarian diagnosis of various diseases and monitoring in the following areas:

  • Heart
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Abdominal organs
  • Pregnancy
  • Cysts and tumors

For more information about ultrasound, check out our pet health library!