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Diagnostic Ultrasonography

Diagnostic Ultrasonography

Diagnostic Ultrasonography is a two – dimensional diagnostic imaging technique of internal organs and body structures such as the heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, reproductive tract and bladder. Ultrasound is used to easily detect a wide range of problems from tumours to acute intra-abdominal bleeding after a car hits an animal. It is also particularly useful for diagnosing and staging pregnancies. Ultrasound is also used to aid in the collection of tissue biopsies. The advantage with this is that we can visualise and sample organs without the need to perform invasive surgery. There are no side effects and we usually have instant results in real time.