Another diagnostic tool that we utilize at IPVH is ultrasound. Veterinarians can use different types of imaging (such as radiographs (X-rays), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) to provide different images of the internal tissues. While CT and MRI units are rarely seen outside of large specialty hospitals, ultrasound is used at many general practices, such as ours, on a daily basis.
Ultrasound uses sound waves transmitted through the body to create an image of the internal organ architecture. This is a non-invasive modality with no side effects. We do sometimes utilize sedation to allow for best image capturing. Indy Paws uses this technology to improve our ability to provide rapid diagnostic abilities.