Ultrasound (sonography) is a state-of-the-art technology which images internal organs of veterinary patients in a comfortable, non-invasive fashion. This diagnostic system utilizes sound waves to detect and digitally reconstruct the examined organ for viewing. It is particularly useful for analysing the kidneys, urinary bladder, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, intestinal tract, and the reproductive system.
Commonly some sedation is required to gain good quality ultrasound images.
The patient’s organs can be measured in size, shape, and consistency to determine if a diseased state exists. The ultrasound can be used to guide biopsy equipment to the suspected problem organ for tissue sampling, avoiding the need for invasive exploratory surgery.
Willunga and Aldinga Veterinary Services are committed to providing the best diagnostic equipment for its patients. Ultrasound is part of a complete diagnostic array in a quality veterinary facility. Most importantly, it expedites evaluation of organs for a more accurate diagnosis. Patients can then be treated promptly, enabling a quicker recovery from illness.