In order to perform the examination properly, the doctor has to shave an area on the stomach of the animal and apply contact gel that improves the penetration of the ultrasound waves. The patient is usually laid down on his back, but in some cases, he can be examined upright or sideways.
The ultrasound is a modern method for diagnosis of many different diseases. The ultrasound machine uses the function of the ultrasound waves to be deflected from tissues with different density, giving a clear 3D image of the organs. Thus we can identify alterations in the shape, size, density, structure and the position of a given organ.
This diagnostic method is completely harmless and safe for your pet!
The ultrasound examination has a very wide field of application, combining excellent diagnosis value and good perception from the patients. The procedure is absolutely harmless with no side effects at all.
It can be applied to examination and diagnosis of:
- Reproductive system – ovaries, uterus, testicles, prostate
- Diagnosis and follow-up of pregnancy
- Urinary system – bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys, neoplasms
- Endocrine system – pancreas, adrenal glands, thyroid gland
- Gastrointestinal system – stomach, intestine, liver, biliary ducts, gallbladder
- Cardiology (echocardiography)
- Diagnosis of the vessels
- Tendons and joints and so on
At Nova Veterinary Clinic we provide excellent diagnostic quality x-rays with our modern equipment. This is vital in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
Abnormalities of the heart, lungs, liver kidneys, prostate, intestinal tract as well as the skeleton and other parts of the anatomy may be detected with x-rays. Radiographs are generally used in cases of illness but radiographs of the chest and abdomen are often used as a screening procedure in our older pets.
Special procedures may be necessary for identifying difficult or chronic problems. We also perform other specialty procedures, including GI barium series and urinary bladder contrast studies.
The team of Nova Veterinary Clinic will happily work with every veterinarian or clinic, who would like to refer their patients to us, and our promise is to keep a correct and professional attitude.