All Creatures Animal Care Center offers pet owners in Madison, Ridgeland, Jackson, and Brandon, Mississippi an array of the latest diagnostic tools available in veterinary medicine, enabling us to provide excellence in pet health care for your companion pets.
Ultrasound is an extremely useful, non-invasive diagnostic instrument that sends harmless waves through the body cavities, and as they are received, they are translated into a real-time image that is more detailed than an x-ray. Anesthesia and sedation are generally not required for most radiography and ultrasound procedures.
Ways in which we use ultrasound may include:
Echocardiography- this is a process of examining the heart for muscle disease, valvular disease, and evidence of obstructive blood flow in the heart. We can use color-flow Doppler as well as pulse-wave Doppler to assess these abnormalities.
Abdominal scans- this is a process of evaluating the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, spleen, urinary bladder, and abdominal lymph nodes for evidence of disease. We also use ultrasound as a guide to obtain tissue samples (needle aspirates or biopsies) of these areas, as deemed necessary.
Soft tissue exams- ultrasound may also be used to examine muscle tissue, tendons or skin masses to determine surgical approaches for removal or to obtain tissue specimens.
The dedicated doctors and staff at All Creatures Animal Care Center are here when you need us to diagnose your pet’s condition.