Pet Ultrasound / Echocardiogram
in Toledo, OH
Ultrasound is a non-invasive method of looking at various organs, such as the liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, and intestinal tract, within the body. It can be used for multiple purposes, such as cystocentesis, looking at the bladder, and obtaining a urine sample with a sterile syringe. Ultrasound can also be used to do an echocardiogram, which allows the doctor to check the heart’s function. We use the ultrasound machine daily to help clients get answers about their pets.
Why would my pet need an ultrasound?
When assessing internal organs, veterinary ultrasonography is a beneficial instrument. The heart and abdominal organs can both be detected abnormally and help identify any cysts and tumors that might be present. Since they can show the organ’s size, shape, and location, x-rays are frequently used in conjunction with ultrasounds. Ultrasounds are used for pregnancy diagnosis and growth tracking because they allow real-time monitoring.
What time will my pet's ultrasound be?
When our veterinarians at Reynolds Road Animal Hospital discover anomalies in blood tests or x-rays or to keep track of a disease process, an ultrasound is typically advised. Additionally, ultrasounds can be used to confirm pregnancies.
How is an ultrasound test conducted?
Ultrasound equipment directs a narrow beam of high-frequency sound waves into the target location. Sound waves can pass through, reflect, or absorb in contact with tissues. Any reflected ultrasound waves will come back as echoes and transform into an image shown on the monitor, providing a two-dimensional representation of the examined tissues. Real-time information access makes it possible to predict outcomes a lot of the time.
The examination is painless throughout. Light sedation may be given to make the patient more comfortable during the scan. Since veterinary ultrasound images are of better quality if they have complete contact with the skin, your pet may need to have the region of interest shaved.