Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.
When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and other internal injuries.
An ultrasound 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.
Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still. Commack Veterinary Center employs advanced imaging technologies operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.
Have questions about diagnostic imaging or want to schedule a consultation for your pet? Call us at (631) 462-0191.