Ultrasound imaging is an important part of the diagnostic services offered at Rutland Pet Hospital.
Diagnostic ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless examination that often requires little or no sedation. Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to look inside your pet in real time. Ultrasound is also used for attaining biopsies to provide a much clearer picture of the structure and function of an organ and/or mass, without invasive exploratory surgery. Access to VDIC board certified sonographers is available.
At Rutland Pet Hospital, we use ultrasounds to diagnose and examine a range of diseases and conditions including:
- Diagnosing and exploring masses, including where the mass is located, the structure and architecture of the mass, and as a non-invasive way to get a tissue sample for biopsy
- Diagnosing and exploring organ dysfunction and diseases of the liver, kidney, adrenals, spleen, stomach, intestine, bladder and gallbladder
- Diagnosing and exploring heart disease, heart failure, heart murmurs, as well as taking a closer look at the structure and function of the heart
- Our Doppler ultrasound is able to provide
colour flow imagery to analyze blood flow
- Diagnosing foreign bodies in the intestinal tract
- Pet pregnancy examinations