Cat & Dog Ultrasound in Livonia, MI

Cat & Dog Ultrasound

When X-ray images prove insufficient for a proper diagnosis, we may employ cat or dog ultrasound to get the information we need. Like X-ray, ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure. Unlike X-ray, ultrasound uses sound waves instead of X-rays to create images of the internal organs. Another important distinction is that ultrasound shows us a moving, real-time image of the organs, so we can better discern their size, shape, and blood supply.

For dogs and cats, we often use ultrasound imaging to assist in diagnosing:

  • Pregnancy
  • Bladder stones and gallstones
  • Masses and cysts
  • Abnormal organ enlargement
  • Cancer
  • And more

Additionally, we can use ultrasound to obtain a fine-needle aspirate (FNA) from a mass or lesion, and more effectively drain fluid from the abdominal cavity or chest cavity.