Animal ultrasounds are becoming more readily available in the veterinary field. So, it can be hard to decide who to have perform your pet’s ultrasound. At SCVIM, our Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialists use their expertise as Internists to perform and interpret ultrasounds routinely, and have advanced experience with diseases of the endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematologic, urogenital systems. Their experience and expertise in ultrasound allows them the advantage of seeing the whole picture. We can also use our ultrasound machine to perform ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirates or collect biopsies. These procedures allow us to gather fluid samples or tissues for analysis and to aid in diagnosis of your pet.
In contrast, many other facilities perform an ultrasound but are unable to interpret the images. These images are then sent to a third party (radiologist) for interpretation. In these cases, the radiologist never sees or lays hands on your pet and is limited to the images they are given to make a diagnosis. SCVIM is able to provide a full picture by performing and interpreting our own ultrasounds in-house.