When your pet has a health issue, ultrasound technology is an important part of our suite of comprehensive diagnostic services at Lakeview Veterinary Hospital. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasound can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, and other internal injuries in your pet.
Ultrasonography for pets is identical to that used for humans. A small probe held against the skin and using high-frequency sound waves creates an image of systems and organs in your pet’s body. Ultrasound is painless, completely non-invasive and because they don’t require radiation, they are used to monitor pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets.
Ultrasound images are produced in real time and can also evaluate the heart as it beats, known as an echocardiogram. Abnormalities in the motion of valves and blood flow can be identified, making ultrasonography an extremely powerful diagnostic tool. Because we can perform this service in house, you get results right away and there are no delays in necessary treatment. Have questions about ultrasounds or need to schedule an appointment for your pet? Call us at (504) 482-2173.