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What You Need to Know About Veterinary Ultrasound

by | May 10, 2024 | Medical & Veterinary Equipment Blog

Over the years, medical researchers have developed various imaging techniques to allow doctors to look inside a patient’s body without having to perform surgery. A few key examples include x-rays, MRIs, and ultrasounds. All these techniques are used in both human healthcare and veterinary medicine, and our team at Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp. offers equipment for both fields.

In this article, we will focus on veterinary ultrasound technology, going over a few key things you should know about this tech and how it is used.

  • How an Ultrasound Works – Ultrasound technology allows doctors to examine the soft tissues in a patient’s body. The most well-known application is using ultrasound tech to examine a developing fetus in the womb, but this equipment can also be used to look at other organs, such as the thyroid. Ultrasound equipment works on the same principle as a bat’s echolocation; it sends out high-frequency sound waves into the body and then uses the echoes to create an image of the interior.
  • What Veterinary Ultrasounds are Used For – As we mentioned above, ultrasounds are used to capture images of the soft tissues in the body, including organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. If you suspect one of your patients has a problem in one or more organs, then you will need to conduct a veterinary ultrasound to assess the issue further. You can use veterinary ultrasound equipment to check for tumors, cysts, foreign objects, and changes in organ size, shape, or texture.