Pet Ultrasound

Diagnostic Waves for Health Insights

Pet Ultrasound

Diagnostic Waves for Health Insights

Numerous pet health issues cannot be diagnosed with a physical exam alone. We partner with an ultrasound specialist who performs many advanced diagnostics at Chase Oaks Animal Clinic, including pet ultrasound services for cats and dogs. This sophisticated ultrasound technology allows us to visualize internal organs and structures in real time, providing valuable diagnostic information to help diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions in your furry companion.

Pet Ultrasound:
A Closer Look Inside

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to create detailed images of your pet’s internal body structures. These sound waves are emitted from a small probe called a transducer, placed against your companion’s skin and directed toward the area of interest. As the sound waves travel through your pet’s body, they bounce off different tissues and organs, producing echoes that are then converted into real-time images on a monitor.

What Pet Ultrasound Can Reveal
Pet ultrasound is versatile diagnostic imaging that our veterinarians at Chase Oaks Animal Clinic can run to evaluate the size, shape, and texture of organs and soft tissues such as the liver, kidneys, spleen, and bladder. Pet ultrasound can be utilized to assess the function and blood flow of the heart ( also known as echocardiography). Sometimes, ultrasound will be used to detect abnormalities, masses, or tumors within your companion’s abdomen or chest. During diagnostic procedures such as fine needle aspirates or biopsies, pet ultrasound may be helpful for your veterinarian to pinpoint an exact location inside of your furry friend.

Differences Between Ultrasound and X-Ray Technology

While pet ultrasound and X-ray technology are both valuable in veterinary medicine, they offer different advantages and are used for different purposes. Pet ultrasound is particularly useful for imaging soft tissues and organs like the liver, kidneys, and heart. It provides detailed, real-time images without the use of radiation. On the other hand, pet X-ray technology is better suited for imaging dense structures such as bones. It is often used to evaluate fractures, joint abnormalities, and respiratory conditions.

Reliable Diagnostic Ultrasound Results in Plano

When your pet needs diagnostics like ultrasound, the veterinary team at Chase Oaks Animal Clinic in Plano is here to provide quick and accurate results. Schedule your pet ultrasound appointment today! For routine screenings or specific health concerns, you will receive high-quality pet ultrasound results so you can confidently make informed health decisions for your four-legged companion!

Chase Oaks Animal Clinic offers pet ultrasound for cats and dogs in Plano, Allen, McKinney, Richardson, and the surrounding areas. Accepting new pet patients!

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