When a pet is ill or injured, it’s often difficult to reach an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of illness or the extent of an injury without further testing. Ultrasound is a type of diagnostic imaging that is incredibly useful in veterinary medicine. This powerful imaging tool allows our veterinarian to look inside your pet’s body to evaluate its form and function.

What is an Ultrasound?

Like an x-ray, an ultrasound (sonogram) is an image of the body’s internal structures. Unlike an x-ray, ultrasound produces a moving, real-time image. This not only allows a veterinarian to evaluate the size, shape, and location of your pet’s organs and other internal structures, it also allows us to observe your pet’s internal systems in action.
Although ultrasound is classified as a type of radiology, it requires no actual radiation. Instead, an ultrasound machine uses high-frequency sound waves and their returning echoes to produce a moving, real-time image of a patient’s internal structures.
Veterinarians use ultrasound to aid in diagnosis, assist with surgery, and even to locate ingested foreign objects.

What Kinds of Conditions Are Diagnosed with Ultrasound?

Veterinarians use ultrasounds to assess and detect abnormalities in almost all of your pet’s internal systems including the respiratory system, cardiovascular and circulatory systems, digestive system, and the gastrointestinal tract in addition to their bones and joints.
Ultrasound is useful for diagnosing a variety of conditions including but certainly not limited to:

Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound in Orange County

Our veterinarian is pleased to provide mobile veterinary care, including quick and painless diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound services, to our patients living in Orange County. With the convenience of a mobile veterinary clinic and the availability of after-hours care, Advanced Mobile Veterinary Care will be there for your pet when you need us the most!