Ultrasounds

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Highton Veterinary Clinic
88 Barrabool Rd
Highton
VIC 3216

Phone:
03 52430077

The use of ultrasound in small animal veterinary medicine has expanded rapidly in recent years. Ultrasound has allowed for earlier diagnosis and better management of diseases which previously went undetected for longer periods.

The ultrasound examination is an imaging technique in which deep structures of the body can be visualised by recording echoes of ultrasonic waves which are directed into the tissues. Ultrasound images can be frozen then saved and printed from the computer to provide a record of the examination.

Ultrasound can be used for:

  • Imaging the heart - we can use it to see how the heart is beating, evaluate its size and function and check for any abnormalities
  • Imaging the intestines - we can assess if muscles are contracting properly as part of the body's mechanisms for processing food
  • Imaging other internal organs, such as the kidneys, liver and spleen
  • Confirmation of pregnancy
  • Determining whether foreign structures are present in the chest or abdomen.