Exams, Preps & Prices

Exam Descriptions

Abdomen

Includes all the intra-abdominal organs: Liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, adrenals, bladder, GI tract, lymph nodes, major vessels and mesentery.

The abdomen may be shaved. See preparation instructions below.

Cardiac

Routine cardiac measurements will be obtained and blood flow evaluated with color flow and spectral doppler.

Both sides of the chest may be shaved.

Non-cardiac Thoracic

This should be requested when a full cardiac evaluation is not required, eg. a lung mass is seen on X-ray.

One or both sides of the chest may be shaved.

Double Cavity

Abdominal and chest cavities or two separate exams are included.

Shaving as above.

Urinary/Repro

This study focuses on bladder, kidneys, prostate, testicles, uterus (pregnant or not), and ovaries, as the history indicates.

Lower abdomen may be shaved.

Note: Pregnancy U/S should be requested after 25 days gestation to be accurate.

Gestational age and number of fetuses can be estimated.

Limited (Focused) Study

This is offered for superficial structures such as those in the neck, limbs, odd lumps, etc. and for serial followup of a particular abnormality seen on an ultrasound done within 3 months prior.

Fine Needle Aspiration

Ultrasound-guided aspiration is performed by the sonographer under the supervision of the veterinarian.

Please ensure adequate platelet count before FNA.

More About Aspirates

 

Please contact VIDI Veterinary Services with any questions or for a clinic visit.  Complete VIDI Vet Request Form before the start of exam.

Note: If you are a pet owner or breeder seeking an ultrasound, please contact your veterinarian to book an appointment.

Preparation

  • All Abdomen U/S patients should be fasted 12 hours unless contraindicated; and others in case of sedation.
  • Barium studies will interfere with ultrasound if done within 3 days prior.
  • Do not allow patient to empty bladder within 2 hours before exam.
  • If it is likely the animal will not be relaxed, please be prepared with a sedation plan.   This will allow for better imaging and a more complete study.

 

Important

  • A staff member should be present to restrain the animal. Owners may assist as well if they are helpful. If chemical restraint is necessary it will be provided and administered by the referring veterinary staff.

Prices

A price list can be requested from VIDI Veterinary services.