A non-invasive way to diagnose sick & injured pets.
We offer veterinary ultrasounds for pets. Much like ultrasound for people, pet ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive imaging technique used to diagnose sick and injured animals.
How does ultrasound work?
When the sound waves penetrate the body, they “bounce” back. The ultrasound machine measures the time it takes for a sound wave to bounce back and creates an image.
What conditions can be diagnosed by ultrasound?
Some injuries and conditions that can be identified via ultrasound include:
- Bladder and kidney stones
- Gastrointestinal obstructions
- Cysts and tumors
- Heart conditions
Ultrasound also allows us to safely collect biopsy and fluid samples without having to perform invasive surgeries.
What Happens During A Digital Ultrasound For My Pet?
Depending on the suspected problem, your veterinarian may advise putting your pet under anesthesia in order to have him remain still and position the body during the ultrasound procedure. The vet then passes the transducer over the part of the body where a problem is suspected and sees the image produced on a screen. This image can then be carefully analyzed to determine any abnormalities. Using the digital image and other tests, your veterinarian in Phoenix can then make an informed diagnosis of the problem.
If your pet is showing signs of illness or injury, call us at (602) 395-9773 to schedule an appointment. An ultrasound may be able to assist in diagnosing the problem.