If an X-ray does not give the veterinarian the definitive answer to a problem, another imaging tool such as ultrasound can be important in evaluating the internal organs of your pet’s body. An ultrasound picture, or sonogram, is made by bouncing sound waves off of the object to be photographed. Most of us have seen an ultrasound of a baby. One of the most important qualities of an ultrasound is the ability to image organs and other parts of the body with no harmful side effects to the patient.
An ultrasound is now becoming a regular part of the diagnostic tools used in veterinary medicine as well as in human medicine.