Ultrasound is a totally non-invasive, pain-free procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time image of your pet’s organs. It is often used to view abdominal organs including the liver, kidneys, spleen and gallbladder. It can also be used to evaluate heart function and other areas, such as thyroid glands, testicles, pregnancy and free fluids.
Ultrasound works well in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. It is commonly used to diagnose intra-abdominal problems and to stage cancer.