Southshore Animal Hospital offers pet owners in Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner and New Orleans, Louisiana an array of the latest diagnostic tools available in veterinary medicine, enabling us to provide excellence in pet health care for your companion pets.
Ultrasound is an extremely useful, non-invasive diagnostic instrument that produces clear, easy to read images that are more detailed than an x-ray. The ultrasound allows our experienced veterinarians at Southshore Animal Hospital to visualize the structure and architecture of abdominal organs so they can find any abnormalities that cannot be seen or felt during an examination. It is used most often used to diagnose bladder and kidney stones, discover abdominal masses, to aid in the assessment of organ function, to diagnose cardiac problems, and to evaluate pregnancies.
The ultrasound uses high frequency soundwaves to create a moving picture of your pet's internal organs. It sends sound waves into the area of interest where they may be transmitted through, reflected or absorbed by the tissues they encounter. The ultrasound waves that are reflected will return as echoes to the device and are converted into an image giving a 2-dimensional picture of the tissues being examined.
The dedicated doctors and staff at Southshore Animal Hospital are here when you need us to diagnose your pet’s condition.