Ultrasound is a remarkable diagnostic tool that creates real-time images of an animal’s body, revealing crucial information about internal processes such as the circulatory, skeletal, and gastrointestinal systems. When combined with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds help identify diseases, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, and other internal injuries.
Ultrasounds work by emitting high-frequency sound waves that bounce off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder. An ultrasound of the heart, known as an echocardiogram, provides precise details about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size, and contractions. Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because your pet must remain still. At Bach Veterinary Clinic, our advanced imaging technologies ensure the best possible care for our patients.