Pet Ultrasounds in Cumberland, RI
Even though there are numerous ways in which humans and animals vary, some developments in human medicine are particularly beneficial to veterinary patients. Diagnostic ultrasound has emerged as a potent tool in veterinary medicine as one of these innovations. One of our objectives as a practise is to provide cutting-edge medicine and diagnostic testing, thus we are happy to provide ultrasound services as a way to give our patients better treatment overall.
Ultrasound waves are used in ultrasonography, a form of diagnostic procedure, to provide an imaging study. This implies that we can view internal images of the patient’s body during ultrasonography. Ultrasonography uses no radiation, in contrast to various other imaging procedures like x-rays. Instead, ultrasonography makes a picture of what is inside your pet’s body using high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves. Many common disorders can be detected and assessed painlessly and without any invasiveness using ultrasonography.
Ultrasound waves are produced by an ultrasound machine. A tiny probe attached to the machine is placed delicately against your pet’s skin. The probe emits painless ultrasound waves that are reflected off of the organs and other structures before returning to a sensor inside the ultrasound machine. These reflected “echoes” are collected by the ultrasonic apparatus, which then makes use of them to produce images that may be seen on a screen. Abdominal organs such the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys can be clearly seen in ultrasound imaging. It is helpful for determining the health of the foetus and keeping track of pregnancies in breeding animals. It can also be used to diagnose and stage (define the seriousness of) some cancers.