Wasson Memorial Veterinary Clinic
3083 Highway 175 Lakeport, California 95453 707.263.5380 Fax: 707.263.1525
What Is An Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view and produce images of internal organs in the body.
Noninvasive: which means it does not penetrate the skin or body openings, and
Diagnostic: which means it is used to help detect or determine what disease or condition is present
The technical term for ultrasound imaging is sonography.
Specialized ultrasound imaging procedures include:
ultrasound used to view the action and function of the heart
using this technique allows the doctor to indirectly measure the flow velocity of blood as it passes through the heart, detecting certain heart conditions not clearly visible with the echocardiography
Ultrasound for Biopsy:
using ultrasound in conjunction with fine-needle biopsy (inserting a very thin and hollow needle into an organ to remove tissue or fluid for examination).