Veterinary Ultrasound – Animal Hospital in Miami – Paws and Claws Medical Center
A Useful Diagnostic Tool
To most pet owner’s ultrasound might sound very foreign and a price prohibitive but the benefits of ultrasound in Veterinary medicine are many.
Veterinary Ultrasound is completely painless for your pet and usually noninvasive. The majority of patients do not require anesthesia, while others may require a light sedative to promote relaxation.
Many diagnostic procedures can be done with the help of ultrasound. It can be used to determine organ health, growths or masses that may be harder to see on a radiography (x-ray), size and shape of internal organs or used to get more specific information about some previous findings on an X-Ray.
Using ultrasound can also assist in determining if a pet is pregnant and a possible gestation timeline, it is also a great when performing a biopsy. During a biopsy procedure, a Veterinarian will utilize the ultrasound to guide the biopsy needle into correct placement.
We can learn a lot about your pets’ cardiovascular system with ultrasound. Heart health, vascular flow, and blood pressure can also be evaluated.