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Ultrasound testing uses sound waves and their ability to travel through tissues to produce an image. Unlike radiographs, ultrasound is able to produce amazing detail. It is ideal for evaluating any of the abdominal organs.
Dr. Hanlon and Dr. Smith routinely perform abdominal ultrasounds on many of our internal medicine patients. We are able to diagnose and treat many of our patients using this technology. Although not required with every condition or illness, your doctor will discuss the benefits and limitations of this test.
This test requires a significant amount of training and expertise. Dr. Hanlon performs our Echocardiograms, and completed many intensive weeks of continuing education to become proficient. This is the best way to test and evaluate the structure and function of your dog’s heart. While not all animals with a heart murmur will receive an echocardiogram, your doctor will help explain whether this test is a good idea for your pet.
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Dr. Hanlon enrolled in an intensive ultrasound course that took him to Sound Eklin in Arlington, Texas for four weeks. The course was an extensive study of both abdominal and cardiac ultrasound and included many tests and even homework! Dr. Hanlon loves to learn new...read more