Diagnostic Imaging and Ultrasound
Our expert veterinary staff often relies on ultrasound and imaging to diagnose issues in animals.
These diagnostic tools are used to gather information about your pet’s health. Most imaging is non-invasive and completely painless; however, in some cases obtaining these images requires sedation because it’s imperative that the dog or cat remain still for adequate imagery to be successfully captured.
When is Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Needed?
After your veterinarian examines your dog, cat, or other pet, he or she may want to collect further information that will make it possible to find a proper diagnosis, and consequently a treatment plan. A radiograph study might be the first step, and a diagnosis may be possible at that point, but if further information is necessary, an ultrasound will help provide a more in-depth look at a particular part of the body. The ultrasound allows veterinarians to easily view organs, organ function, and blood flow– all of which are not possible through a simple radiograph.