Diagnostic ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic technique used to image inside the body. Ultrasound probes, called transducers, are placed on the animals abdomen and images are produced on the screen of the internal organs. Ultrasound is not good for imaging bones or any tissues that contain air, like the lungs. Under some conditions, ultrasound can image bones (such as in a fetus) or the lungs and lining around the lungs, when they are filled or partially filled with fluid. One of the most common uses of ultrasound in veterinary medicine is during pregnancy, to monitor the viability of the fetuses, but there are many other uses, including imaging the abdominal organs, heart, blood vessels, eyes, thyroid, and muscles. Diagnostic ultrasound is generally regarded as safe and does not produce ionizing radiation like that produced by x-rays.
Dr. Robyn Geers is offering abdominal ultrasound services, via referral, at Crestwood Veterinary Centre with same or next-day availability.
Dr. Geers has obtained her certificate of proficiency in abdominal ultrasound through WAVE and provides full abdominal ultrasounds with FNA and biopsy options if deemed necessary.
For more information or to book an ultrasound please call us at (780) 444-7550 and ask to speak with Jessica (RVT) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referring Veterinarians can find the referral form on our website under ‘Referrals’.