Abdominal / Pelvic Ultrasound
Includes imaging of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, spleen, stomach, pylorus, GI tract and bladder. Prostate will be assessed if clinically warranted.
If the canine/feline has not been spayed, imaging of uterus and ovaries will be included.
Limited Abdominal / Pelvic Ultrasound
3 organs or less. Intended for following up abdominal or pelvic pathology seen on a recent ultrasound within the last 3 months.
Confirm pregnancy, viability and approximate fetal count. Most diagnostic between 30-35 days post last known breeding.
Soft Tissue/Palpable lump Ultrasound
Assess superficial lumps to help characterize size and cystic vs solid. Help identify joint effusions, masses arising from tendons and if a mass is present within the muscle. Can also aid in detecting hernias and fluid collections.
Assess for abnormalities such as cysts, nodules and tumors in Thyroid and Parathyroid glands. Cervical region will also be assessed for any lymphadenopathy/masses
Ultrasound Guided Abdominocentesis and Thoracentesis
Helpful to identify thoracic and abdominal fluid, and ensure that vital organs are not punctured inadvertently. This is strictly ultrasound guidance, needle insertion will be need to be performed by the veterinarian.