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Diagnostic Ultrasound

Heart, Abdomen, Pregnancy Determination, Masses, Bladder, Prostate, Kidneys, Liver, Spleen

Diagnostic Ultrasound provides a non-invasive view into the heart, liver, kidneys, and other internal organs.  Real time ultrasound enables the practitioner to view dynamic motion of heart, bowel, blood vessels and to capture those images.

Progression and response to treatment can be followed and compared.  Images can be sent through telemedicine to radiologists and cardiologists for expert interpretation and advice for difficult or urgent care.

Ultrasound compliments radiographic imaging as ultrasound sees tissues and fluids well, while x-rays see bone, mineral, and gas well.

Pregnancy in dogs and cats can be determined 21 days after last breeding.  Ultrasound is used in horses trans-rectally to determine pregnancy as soon as 15 days after breeding.

Cardiac Exam

for all but the smallest of cats and dogs

Cardiac Ultrasound Exam helps to evaluate murmurs and arrhythmias detected on physical exam.  Ultrasound is useful to select proper treatment and to monitor response to therapy.

Urinary Tract Evaluation

Cross-section of the Left Kidney

Persistent Urinary Tract Disease can be evaluated with ultrasound including Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder, parts of the Urethra, and Prostate in Male dogs.

G.I. Evaluatation

Liver, Stomach, Pancreas, Spleen, Bowel, Lymph Nodes

Gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting, chronic diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal enlargement, obstructions from foreign bodies like toys, abdominal pain and other maladies should be investigated with diagnostic Ultrasound.

Early Pregnancy Diagnosis

for dogs, cats and horses

For owners of dogs & cats, early confirmation of pregnancy assists in the successful care for the mother, for fetal wellness, and for management of artificial insemination recipients. 

With horses early confirmation of conception determines whether the mare should return to stud prior to returning home with the loss of another open year.