At Burleson Animal Emergency Hospital, we employ advanced ultrasound technology as part of our commitment to providing the most comprehensive care for your pet. Ultrasound is a powerful, non-invasive diagnostic tool that enables us to visualize your pet’s internal systems in real-time, providing vital information about their health status.
Ultrasounds complement our other diagnostic tools, such as X-rays, to help us accurately diagnose various conditions, including disease, blockages, and internal injuries, and monitor ongoing health situations. Due to its non-radiation nature, it’s an excellent choice for monitoring pregnancies and assessing fetal health in breeding pets. Our experienced staff is trained in ultrasound for emergency triage as well as diagnostic scanning.
HOW IT WORKS
The ultrasound procedure involves broadcasting high-frequency sound waves into your pet’s body. As these sound waves bounce off your pet’s internal structures, they send back signals that are captured by a handheld probe. These signals are then transformed into a detailed image of your pet’s internal body, allowing us to inspect organs such as the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder.
An echocardiogram, a specific type of ultrasound, delivers intricate information about your pet’s heart, including details about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size, and contractions.
SAFE AND COMFORTABLE
Ultrasounds are entirely painless and non-invasive. While the procedure typically requires the pet to remain still, most pets tolerate it quite well. In some cases, mild sedation may be utilized to ensure your pet’s complete comfort during the examination.
Leveraging advanced imaging technologies, the team at Burleson Animal Emergency Hospital is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care for your pet. Need help from home or at odd hours? We have access to telemedicine radiologists for ultrasound and x-ray consults 24/7. Whether you need a consultation or want to learn more about our ultrasound services, reach out to us at (817) 900-2000.