Ultrasound is an advanced diagnostic test that we are delighted to be able to offer at Crown Vets. Our specially designed machine generates gentle waves of energy, which are directed using a probe that makes light contact with the skin. These waves are processed and displayed on a computer-like monitor and gives fantastically detailed images of the organs and structures within the body.
Ultrasound is beneficial for cats, dogs and even more exotic animals, such as snakes!
- Pain free
- Often requires no sedation or anaesthesia
- Provides information which would be impossible with any other technique
Ultrasound can be used to examine the size, shape and composition of any number of the organs within the body. This allows us to detect changes due to the acute and chronic diseases and has particular advantages when cancer is a concern. Read more about what ultrasound imaging can be used for below...