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Cat & Dog Ultrasound in Park Ridge

Touhy Animal Hospital, in Park Ridge, IL, offers pet ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for our clients.

Pet Ultrasound in Park Ridge, IL

Pet ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that employs high-frequency sound waves to create real-time visualizations of the internal organs and structures of animals, aiding in diagnosing medical conditions and monitoring their health.

What is an ultrasound?

A pet ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique used in veterinary medicine to visualize the internal organs and structures of animals. It utilizes high-frequency sound waves that are transmitted into the body, generating real-time images of organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, and reproductive organs. This non-invasive procedure helps us assess the health and function of internal organs, diagnose medical conditions, guide medical procedures, and monitor the progress of treatments in pets.

What to expect from our service?

Our pet ultrasound service offers convenience and comprehensive care tailored to your pet’s needs. A skilled traveler ultrasonographer visits our clinic, conducting thorough ultrasounds by appointment, typically scheduled in advance. This allows for a detailed examination of your pet’s health without the stress of travel or long waits. Additionally, our clinic is equipped to perform quick scans on-site for urgent situations, ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment right at the hospital when time is of the essence. 

What can we detect through ultrasound?

  • Pregnancy confirmation and monitoring fetal development
  • Assessing organ size, shape, and position
  • Identifying abnormalities or masses in organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, and bladder
  • Evaluating the structure and function of the heart (echocardiography)
  • Diagnosing urinary tract disorders and detecting bladder stones
  • Guiding the aspiration of fluid or biopsy sampling from organs or masses
  • Monitoring blood flow through blood vessels (Doppler ultrasound)
  • Evaluating the musculoskeletal system for injuries or abnormalities
  • Assessing the thyroid gland for abnormalities or tumors
  • Guiding needle placement during certain procedures, such as joint injections or nerve blocks.