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Abdominal ultrasound in a dog showing corrugation of the small intestines

Medical ultrasonography uses ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) to visualize soft tissue structures in the body in real time. No ionizing radiation is involved, but the quality of the images obtained using ultrasound is highly dependent on the skill of the person (ultrasonographer) performing the exam. Ultrasound is also limited by its inability to image through air (lungs, bowel loops) or bone. (Adapted from Wikipedia. Read More…).

 

ACVR’s Ultrasound Position Statement.

The ultrasound training requirements of the American College of Veterinary Radiology exceed those of any other specialty organization in veterinary medicine.”

American College of Veterinary Radiology