As with humans, ultrasound is a diagnostic modality that gives your veterinarian an in-depth look at your pet's internal organs. The procedure is non-invasive and pain-free. It allows us to note changes or abnormalities inside specific organs, body cavities, blood vessels/ducts and the heart. Some of the organs that are often scanned using ultrasound include, but are not limited to:
Ultrasound can also help to locate and diagnose cystic structures or even cancer. It can be used to first diagnose and then monitor pregnancy. Ultrasound is used to guide procedures, such as needle biopsies and cystocentesis (urine collection).