Ultrasound is a painless diagnostic procedure, and, unlike x-rays, no radiation is involved. An ultrasound machine uses sound waves that penetrate internal organs to create an image that's shown on a computer screen-like monitor. A hand-held probe is rubbed back and forth on the skin over the area being studied.
Ultrasound is useful for our Veterinarians to see inside of the organs and detecting soft tissue pathology such as tumors, liver and gall bladder disease, kidney disease, cancer and other degenerative disease of the organs. There are certain kinds of kidney and urinary bladder stones that do not show up with x-rays that are very evident with ultrasound.
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