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PHPH purchased a new, state-of-the-art
MyLab ultrasound machine in order to provide better diagnostic capabilities for
your pets. Ultrasonography is an imaging technique used to visualize subcutaneous body structures including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs for possible pathology or lesions. As opposed
to x-rays, which give a two dimensional view, ultrasonography gives three dimensional images allowing a more complete view of the internal organs.
Interpreting ultrasounds is not an easy task. The performance of ultrasonography is an art form and much experience is needed to become good at it. Our doctors have received training to learn the basics of ultrasonography and continue to become more proficient through ongoing experience and continuing education.
If we suspect a case may be beyond our ultrasonography skill level, we will call in or refer to the experts. These are doctors whose only job is to perform and interpret ultrasounds. We also have the ability to send ultrasonographic images through the web to diagnostic imaging specialists when needed.