At Memorial-610 Hospital for Animals, we use a state-of-the-art Aloka ultrasound unit to aid us in diagnosis of your pet. Ultrasound, as a diagnostic tool, has many benefits. It can help us to visualize internal organs and structures to screen for diseases, tumors, foreign objects, urinary stones, and structural abnormalities within the body. In addition, it is generally non-painful to the animal and does not require sedation or anesthesia to accomplish. It is a non-ionizing form of energy with no known health risks to the patient. It can measure blood flow through the cardiovascular structures to determine cardiac and valvular function. Ultrasound can also provide guidance when aspirating fluid from internal structures or masses within the body. At Memorial 610 Hospital for Animals, we utilize ultrasound daily in our practice in order to provide the best care and diagnostic modalities for our patients.