Few things are more stressful than a sick or injured pet. At Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, we understand that when your pet is not feeling well you are likely not feeling well either. However, you can rest assured knowing your pet is in capable hands. Our veterinarian uses the best available technology including ultrasound to provide your pet with the most effective possible treatment.
You may be familiar with ultrasound technology from your medical care. Ultrasound involves the use of high-frequency sound waves to create imaging of internal tissues. A handheld piece called a transducer is placed against the skin, usually with a thin layer of gel to aid in transmission and help the transducer move smoothly.
The transducer sends sound waves into the body. These sound waves bounce back after hitting tissues, and the resulting echoes are used to create an image. Different tissue types create unique echoes. Solid structures like bones show up lighter on the ultrasound screen, while soft tissues appear dark.
How Ultrasound is Used in Veterinary Care
Ultrasound technology offers our veterinary team the chance to see your pet's internal tissues without resorting to an invasive procedure. This allows our veterinarian to produce the most accurate possible diagnosis. Ultrasound is often used to examine pets' hearts and abdominal organs. This technology can also be used to check muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Even structures like lymph nodes, pancreas, and adrenal glands can be captured using ultrasound technology.
Ultrasound can also be used to guide the needle during a tissue biopsy. This ensures that the proper tissue is removed from the body for closer examination while avoiding unnecessary damage to surrounding structures.
Benefits of Ultrasound
One of the biggest advantages of ultrasound technology is the ability to gather detailed information about internal structures without invasive procedures. The process is simple, swift, and easy. Your pet will be comfortable throughout the procedure, and there is no mandatory recovery period after the procedure.
There will likely be no need for any preparation or planning. Don't be concerned about your pet's discomfort. The team at Bay Road Animal Hospital has extensive experience using ultrasound in the diagnostic process and will work hard to keep your pet comfortable and happy during your visit.
Contact Our Veterinarian in Sarasota for Ultrasound Treatment
If you're concerned about changes in your pet's behavior or health, schedule an appointment at Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota, Florida. The practice is staffed with skilled professionals and advanced technology to improve patient outcomes. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us today or request an appointment online.