What You Need To Know About Ultrasounds

Common Indicators For Ultrasound
  • Echocardiograms
  • Abdominal studies
  • Thoracic studies (e.g. mediastinal or lung masses)
  • Specialty ultrasounds (e.g. thyroid, parathyroid, reproductive), thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, pericardiocentesis, and fine needle aspiration.

In both human and veterinary medicine, ultrasound has been an important imaging modality for many years.

An ultrasound is a non-invasive process of using sound waves to gather images of a patient’s internal organs and heart. Multiple probes are used to press against the skin which direct pulses of high-frequency sound waves into the body. Ultrasound can help detect any abnormalities in organs and determine if masses are present.

After the exam is complete one of our Board-Certified Veterinary Radiologists will meet with the owner and discuss the findings. A report is generated and sent to the owner and referring veterinarian within 24 hours.