Ultrasounds give a veterinarian a non-invasive look at your pet's health. This method of diagnosing a pet's health has benefits, including a non-invasive approach and a lack of radiation. Our Cave Creek, AZ, Desert Forest Animal Hospital team is committed to safe practices that help diagnose your pet's health issues.
An ultrasound is an imaging method that allows medical personnel to diagnose or gain knowledge about the body through sound waves. Sonography is another term used for ultrasound imaging. An ultrasound produces visual images created by sound waves.
Veterinarians use ultrasound to gain information about your pet's health. Ultrasound provides information about your or your pet's soft tissues. Ultrasound measures sound waves at a frequency of 1.5–15 megahertz (MHz). Ultrasound measures sound waves by picking up a pattern of echoes from the imaged soft tissue. The most common form of ultrasound vets use is B-Mode or brightness mode. B-mode is two-dimensional, the most common form of ultrasound.
What Are the Benefits of Ultrasound for Pets?
Ultrasound allows veterinarians to gain information about your pet's health non-invasively and without radiation. Ultrasound provides information about soft tissues through sound waves. Your vet can diagnose many pet health issues through this non-invasive approach. An ultrasound can also help a vet collect soft tissue from specific areas to perform a biopsy.
When your pet is sick, it can be challenging to determine the cause of the sickness or even what the illness is. Diagnostic imaging technology like ultrasound allows veterinarians to look into a pet's body. As a result, a vet can gain a lot of information about your pet's organs and diagnose various health issues. For example, this tool can help spot tumors, cysts, and non-edible objects your pet ate.
An ultrasound can also be used to check your pet's pregnancy, as it's used for humans. Pet ultrasounds are a safe, fast, non-invasive way to get information about your pet's internal health and make an accurate diagnosis.
Schedule an Appointment with Us
Call us if you have questions about pet ultrasounds and think your pet could benefit from one. We'd be happy to answer all your questions and help you explore the benefits of this type of digital imaging. Ultrasound is a safe and noninvasive way to explore your pet's health issues and gain the information you can't get from an X-ray. Call us today at (480) 488-2010 to schedule an appointment. We can help you explore the benefits of ultrasound.