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Ultrasound Vet in HK2013/10/15

ultrasound vet in hk

Homevet is fairly unique in having an additional service of being a mobile Ultrasound Vet in HK.

An ultrasound scan, also referred to as a sonogram, scan, and ultrasonography, or ultra-sound, is a type of imaging using a machine that uses the echoes of high frequency sound waves to create an image of the inside of the dog or cat’s body.

Ultrasound can be used to see things like the stomach, liver, heart, (which is a specific type of ultrasonography called and ‘echo’ or an echocardiogram or echocardiography), bladder, kidneys, gall bladder etc. As sound waves, rather than radiation are used, ultrasound scans are thought to be safe.

At Homevet, we use a portable touch-screen ultrasound to do home-oriented medicine and investigations, where appropriate. We use Esaote equipment, Esaote is the Ultrasound equipment trendsetter within in the Veterinary community.

We use a machine which was originally designed for usage in Human Hospitals; in Human Medicine,  the fields of application for this machine are: Radiology, Cardiology, Ob/Gyn, Orthopaedics, Regional Anaesthesia, Sports Medicine, Interventional, Rheumatology, First-aid, Emergency, Vascular screening, as well as General Practice. Our machine is veterinary-specific, but essentially exactly the same level of quality and function.

By being portable, and touch-screen, it truly is the next level of ultrasound imaging!  Anesthesia or sedation is not needed for most ultrasound examinations. The technique is totally painless and most dogs and cats will lie comfortably while the scan is being performed. Since an ultrasound study is performed in real time, the results of what is seen with your pet, are known and explained by our veterinarian immediately. It’s used by us very frequently and we get great results from it.

Diagnostic ultrasound for pets has really been an incredible advance in veterinary medicine. The ability to look inside the abdomen or chest of an animal means that vets can quickly and non-invasively investigate many different medical conditions in pets.