Veterinary Ultrasound

Types of ultrasound examination:
  • abdominal, in order to identify structural disorders in the organs of the abdominal cavity / pelvis;
  • non-cardiac thoracic, in order to identify and characterize structural diseases in the thoracic cavity, excluding the heart;
  • ocular, in order to identify and characterize diseases of the segments of the eyeball (anterior / posterior chamber, retina, lens, iris, space retrobulbar);
  • musculoskeletal, in order to be able to identify and characterize possible injuries / changes in the muscles, ligaments / tendons or joints and superficial bone cortex;
  • ventral cervical, in order to identify and characterize possible lesions / changes in the thyroid glands, parathyroid glands, salivary glands and zonal lymph nodes;
  • abdominal ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of pregnancy;
  • vascular, in order to identify congenital or acquired vascular abnormalities, such as portosystemic shunts.

 

After the ultrasound examination, the following can be performed:

  • ultrasound-guided FNA (fine needle aspiration) punctures for harvesting cells from affected tissues in order to perform cytopathological examination;
  • tissue / organ biopsies using the Tru-Cut ultrasound-guided technique, in order to collect samples from affected areas in order to perform the histopathological examination;
  • ultrasound-guided cystocentesis, for the purpose of collecting sterile urine samples, for urine examinations and microbiological examinations;
  • ultrasound-guided joint punctures for the collection of sterile joint fluid.

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