Pet Radiology, Ultrasound, and Echocardiography in Tucson, AZ
Pet Radiology, Ultrasound, and Echocardiography
Finding the cause of your pet’s illness often involves running blood tests. If your pet is about to have surgery or an emergency, they are extremely useful for pre-anesthetic testing and evaluating your pet. These tests assure you while also giving us crucial physiological data about your pet.
Some of these tests, carried out routinely during wellness checks, will create a baseline for your pet so that we can quickly identify any anomalies at a subsequent inspection. Others will aid us in determining whether treatment should begin or whether additional testing is necessary.
A heart ultrasound is known as an echocardiogram (or echo). This procedure is one of the least intrusive and most efficient techniques to look at the heart’s structure and observe how it works in real-time. We’ll probably schedule an echo if your pet has a heart murmur.
The heart has four chambers, each of which is separated from the others by a valve. These valves seal properly to maintain blood flow in the desired direction. Using echocardiography, we may determine whether the heart’s walls are thickened, whether its chambers are enlarged, and whether its valves are in good condition. The blood pressure in the veins leading to and from the heart can also be checked to see if it is normal.