At Augusta Animal Clinic, we know that our pets are members of our family. We are always working hard to make sure that every pet in the Indianapolis, IN area is well-taken care of. In order to do that, we try ensure that we stay up to date on the latest treatment options in our field. Ultrasound is a wonderful diagnostic tool that often requires a pet to be referred to a specialty center. In order to help as many of our patients as possible we have a traveling ultrasound service that works with specialists with years of experience come to Augusta Animal Clinic when needed.

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How Does Digital Ultrasound Work?

First, it is important for everyone to know how ultrasound works. Digital ultrasound is an imaging technique that is used to generate a picture that medical professionals can use for diagnostic and treatment purposes. This modality uses sound waves to generate an image based on density differences. An ultrasound machine produces sound waves that pass through different media at different speeds.

How Do We Use This Diagnostic and Treatment Option?

There are a few ways that vets can use ultrasound to help patients recover. The two main uses for ultrasound are to get a detailed look at the abdomen or the chest. At Augusta Animal Clinic Dr. David Lee or Dr. Dave Fenoglio might discuss ultrasound as the next step in diagnosing your pet’s medical condition. We can use ultrasound to look at heart function and look for problems with internal organs in the abdomen.