Ultrasound is a technique in which soft tissue and bony surfaces can be examined by sound waves. Depending on the type of tissue, the waves are reflected to a transducer. These recurring waves are detected and converted into an echographic image by the computer. The clinic is equipped with two IU22 devices and one CX-50 Philips device, suitable for all surveys.
Ultrasound is painless, has no side effects, and is used to answer research questions, including the abdomen, cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, the neck and eyes.
This technique provides a detailed representation of organs, musculoskeletal structures and vascularization, which greatly contributes to finding the cause of a disease. Interventional procedures under which echographic guidance takes tissue samples from pathologically affected organs to obtain an accurate diagnosis are daily reality in our clinic.
An echographic examination takes 30 to 40 minutes. The area to be examined is shaved before.
In addition to clinical research, the Medical Imaging Department also offers official screenings for hereditary liver and kidney disease. These screenings are carried out in close collaboration with the Cardiology Department. One of our research specialties is contrastechography. This new technique allows to assess the severity of lesions (eg in the liver) based on their blood flow. The functioning of the kidneys also allows a good assessment of this technique. If you are interested in a possible participation in one of our research projects, please let your treating vet contact us.
Appointments for echographic examinations can be made at the Small Animal Reception.