Garden District Animal Hospital is fully equipped with some of the most advanced diagnostic testing units available in veterinary medicine, and our ultrasonic system is another example of our commitment to bringing the best in animal health care to the Baton Rouge area. Ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that can easily examine soft tissues and internal organs for many forms of disease and malformations. When undergoing an ultrasound exam, your pet will have a probe approximately the size of their paw placed on their skin, which then emits a pulse of ultrasonic sound waves. These sound waves are then echoed back to the probe, and the machine forms a picture based on the speed in which it receives the echo. Ultrasound is a low radioactive type of testing, so it is incredibly safe for your pet. The technology is also considered to be environmentally friendly, as it is digital and requires no film or chemicals to process the images.
Ultrasound technology can examine the cardiovascular system including the heart and primary blood vessels such as the aorta for function, narrowing, and clotting issues. Primary organs can also be examined for tumors, tissue texture, and organ size. In a pregnant female, our experienced veterinarians can do regular surveillance studies on fetal development.
The advanced diagnostic tools available at our clinic enable our compassionate doctors to practice veterinary medicine at an extremely high level for our clients. Call one of our caring team members today, and choose Garden District Animal Hospital for the life of your pet companion.