We use ultrasound to evaluate organs without the need for invasive surgery.
Ultrasound utilizes high frequency sound waves to generate pictures of what is going on inside the body. Ultrasound examination can be used to evaluate the size, shape, location, internal structure, and function of hidden internal organs. These non-invasive painless exams can detect the abnormal presence of fluid and the differences in organ tissue density for both the chest and abdominal areas. Ultrasound can also be utilized for evaluating the status of a pregnancy and as an emergency diagnostic tool to detect internal bleeding.
Ultrasound examination allows us to evaluate internal organs and tissues using this non-invasive, real-time diagnostic tool.
Our specifically trained veterinarian may record ultrasound images for review by a board-certified veterinary radiologist. In some cases, we may directly involve a board-certified radiologist who visits our Green Lake and Northwest locations on a weekly basis. On an as-needed basis, they offer more involved and specialized examinations as well as expert biopsy services. Ultrasound-guided biopsies are a precise and less invasive method of obtaining deep-tissue samples for analysis by a veterinary laboratory.
Furthermore, SVA has partnered with a board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Jerry Woodfield, to provide on-site cardiac consultations and echocardiograms (ultrasound examinations of the heart) at the Green Lake facility.