What is ultrasound used for at Southview?
Over the years we have grown our expertise in the use of ultrasound to provide a long and continually expanding list of applications.
Ultrasound provides excellent images that are most commonly used to assess the structure and health of the liver, kidneys, spleen digestive tract and bladder.
FAST scanning techniques, are life-saving and pain-free examinations to assess potential internal organ damage in road traffic accident cases
Ultrasound is a powerful tool to monitor reproductive health and pregnancy diagnosis in breeding animals, including foetal health and development.
We use ultrasound for a wide variety of other applications including examination of the eye, assessing tendon and muscle injuries and detecting disease in the various hormone glands in the body.
Does ultrasonography require an anaesthetic?
Depending on the individual patient and their illness, sedation or anaesthesia may be required; however there are some instances when this is not necessary, something which will be discussed with an owner in full.