Seeing under the skin–that’s what’s possible with ultrasound technology. Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time internal image of an animal’s body, giving us important information about the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.
What Can Pet Ultrasounds Detect?
When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and other internal injuries. Because ultrasounds don’t require radiation, they’re also used to monitor pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets.
An ultrasound for dogs and cats works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen and gallbladder.
Ultrasounds for Pets in Matawan, New Jersey
Berg Animal Hospital refers needed ultrasounds to an outside travel vet and does not offer this service in the clinic.
To schedule a consultation or to learn more about our pet imaging and ultrasound services, call us at (732) 566-6550.