Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to develop ultrasound images of what's going on inside the body.
An instrument called a transducer emits high-frequency sound, inaudible to human ears, and then records the echoes as the sound waves bounce back to determine the size, shape, and consistency of soft tissues and organs.
This information is relayed in real time to produce images on a computer screen. This is an invaluable tool that will help diagnose and treat your pet.
Dr. Lauren will perform the ultrasound in your yard or in our office in cats and dogs (some limitations apply). Typical scans take approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the size of your pet. Please note that your pet will have to be shaved for proper scans to be performed.
Ultrasounds are currently being performed on the abdomen for liver, spleen, kidneys, intestinal tract, and more as well as eyes and growths.