Ultrasound gives us a three dimensional view of the internal organs in a non–invasive manner. It allows our doctors to view the functioning of the heart, developing fetuses in a pregnant animal, and to locate bladder stones. Whereas X-rays give us the size and shape of organs, ultrasound lets us examine the internal structure of the organs.
Things such as masses, nodules, cysts, and abscesses are easily identified. They can then be measured, counted and monitored for change. We do normally recommend that an Ultrasound be performed in conjunction with X-rays to get a complete picture.