Crestwood Animal Hospital Offers Veterinary Ultrasound Diagnostics
A diagnostic tool familiar to many people is ultrasound. This technique uses precise sound waves to “see” inside the body. It is a great, non-invasive tool used by veterinarians along with digital X-rays.
Sometimes called sonography, ultrasound uses very high frequency sound, beyond the range of human hearing. When ultrasound is used for medical imaging, the sound waves are directed toward the organ or part of the body that needs to be examined and the echoes that come back are analyzed by computer technology.
Sonography can be used to help diagnose heart disease, liver problems, tumors, and many other conditions.
At Crestwood Animal Hospital, we use ultrasound for diagnoses and to help with many procedures. Evaluating organs such as the liver, kidneys, and heart is much easier with the use of our ultrasound equipment.
And, since it is non-invasive and most often “non-threatening,” it is not usually necessary to sedate an animal before an ultrasound examination. Ultrasound produces images in “real time,” so there is no delay in getting diagnostic information.