Pain-free, Non-invasive Ultrasound Technology
Ultrasounds are an important part of the diagnostic process. Pain-free and completely non-invasive, this technique is highly useful in examining organ activity or blood flow. Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to produce an image in real-time, which provides a more accurate and complete picture of your pet’s internal organs.
Ultrasound technology allows us to identify problems that a physical exam may not identify. These include changes in your pet’s abdominal organs, such as the spleen, kidneys, liver, or gall bladder. It also helps us evaluate the function of many organs, including the heart, bladder, and digestive tract.
When used in combination with other diagnostic tools, such as digital radiographs, it can be particularly helpful in assessing a wide range of health conditions. While a digital radiograph may identify an abnormality in your pet, an ultrasound can determine the origin of that abnormality and whether it has spread to another area of the body. Because digital radiographs and ultrasounds are such useful tools, they are often used to obtain surgical biopsies without the need for invasive surgery.At Hill Country Animal Hospital, we always use modern ultrasound equipment and stay up-to-date on the latest in ultrasound-assisted procedures. All of our advanced ultrasound procedures are performed in our facility by our nurse coordinator who has been trained in advanced imaging by the Academy of Veterinary Imaging. Our goal in using ultrasound is simple — caring for your pet and providing you with peace of mind.
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