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Ultrasound is a essential tool to all veterinary practices and is often essential in emergency situations. Ultrasound allows the veterinarian to have a look inside the body without surgery. Waves of sounds hit tissues and are sent back to a probe which then undergoes processing and an image is seen. The images show the structure of organs to be examined. This allows the veterinarian to look at the organs live and frame by frame to allow for a detailed assessment of organs structure and determine normal from abnormal. This allows the veterinarian to narrow down on what organ is causing the animals disease and thus can focus on more specific treatment for the patient. Sometimes, however, further tests are needed to to determine the specific cause of the abnormality. Coombs Veterinary Hospital has invested considerably in ultrasound technology and in continuing education to provide such a vital service to our clients.
Common reasons why ultrasound may be recommended for your pet