An ultrasound machine allows a safe, pain free and a non invasive way to see inside of the body easily.
The machine creates high frequency sound waves that reflect off of the body structures and the computer uses these reflected waves to create an image.
Our patients are lying down comfortably when this procedure is done and a conducting gel is used to help the handheld transducing probe create the sound waves.
Depending on the species, the abdomen may need to be shaved for better results.
Ultrasound is an invaluable tool for many procedures from evaluating a pregnancy to looking for cancer.