Ultrasound is a form of advanced imaging and is an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. It is a noninvasive, safe, pain free procedure using sound waves to evaluate your pet’s internal organs. Ultrasound is used to evaluate size, density, shape and position of internal organs.
It can also be used as a minimally invasive procedure to biopsy tumors or masses. Ultrasound is invaluable in obtaining sterile urine samples.
Ultrasound of the heart, or echocardiogram, is used to evaluate heart function. Pregnancy can be detected as early as 18-28 days with ultrasound.