Here at POVS, we strive to bring you state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing. With that being said, we have added diagnostic ultrasound, a very powerful tool in veterinary medicine due to its extreme sensitivity. Ultrasound is a non-invasive, pain-free way for Dr. Pearsall to get an extensive view of your pet’s abdomen and chest. Due to ultrasound’s sensitivity, we will use it as a testing tool when bloodwork and X-rays do not give us a definitive answer. This tool has helped us diagnose bladder stones, kidney disease, gallbladder disease, abdominal tumors, liver disease, just to name a few.
Ultrasound does not use radiation and less exposure to radiation is a good thing; ultrasound works by use of a probe held against your pet’s skin. It then sends painless waves that bounce off organs and structures located in your pet’s abdomen and the waves return to the sensor in the ultrasound machine to produce an image on the screen.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have questions about Ultrasound technology or if you feel your pet may be in need of an abdominal ultrasound by Dr. Pearsall.