Our latest addition to our ultrasound diagnostic capabilities is the state of art General Electric L5. Behold the "Big Kahuna." This machine maximizes our ability to perform echocardiograms (ultrasound of the heart) and abdominal ultrasounds. Enhanced with colorflow doppler to visualize veins and arteries, the L5 enables your doctors to see internal organs without discomfort to your pet. Ultrasound has proven to be a fundamental diagnostic tool for pinpointing multiple diseases, as well as, a great ancillary for monitoring pregnancies and guiding biopsies. Drs. Zelles and Abella both have over a decade of experience with diagnostic ultrasound. We also work closely with boarded radiologists to assure the accuracy of our findings if there's any doubt.
Here's an example of fluid around the heart only seen on ultrasound:
The measurements seen on the screen delineate a tumor that is causing bleeding around the heart. The was an aggressive malignancy known as a hemangiosarcoma.
Here's an example of a tumor in the bladder:
The lesion noted here was a tumor called an transitional cell carcinoma. Ultrasound is the best way to find this cryptic lesion.