Emergency ultrasound is now performed 7 days a week by either Sarah Fatula, VMD or John Anastasio, DVM, DACVECC.
What is an ultrasound and how does it work?
Ultrasound uses sound waves at an extremely high frequency to produce pictures of internal structures without radiation. Ultrasound images are also able to show internal movement in real time, including blood flowing through vessels. Ultrasound is often essential in the diagnosis of internal conditions like pancreatitis or symptoms like abdominal pain. It is also used to guide needle biopsies, which are performed to assist in the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer.
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