Ultrasound imaging is a non-invasive tool to visualize your pet’s internal organs. An ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of internal structures to help a veterinarian determine a diagnosis and a treatment plan.
The ultrasound images provide a more in depth evaluation of the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, instestinal tract, spleen, bladder, as well as other internal structures.
Veterinarians typically recommend ultrasounds after evaluating lab work and/or x-rays. Clinical signs that may prompt a veterinarian to recommend an ultrasound may include chronic vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and urinary issues.
Most pets tolerate ultrasounds well as the procedure is performed with the patient lying down on a cushioned pad in a dark, quiet room.