Ultrasound is a pain-free, totally non-invasive technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time image of your pet’s internal organs. Often considered more exact than radiographs, ultrasound provides a movie of what is happening inside your pet’s body. It is particularly useful in viewing your pet’s abdominal organs including the spleen, kidneys, liver, and gallbladder. It can also be used to evaluate heart functions, and perform scans of the bladder, thyroid, testicles and mammary glands.
AECFV emergency veterinarians routinely perform abdominal and chest ultrasounds and are up-to-date on the latest procedures. In complicated cases, ultrasound studies can be quickly sent to a radiologist via telemedicine for further consultation.