Our Radiologist provides radiographic consultations as well as ultrasounds by appointment. Dr. Jennifer Babineaux provides ultrasounds by appointment. Please call us to schedule an appointment for an ultrasound at our hospital.
Most pets require no sedation and lay quietly for the procedure. Some patients may need sedation to enable a thorough examination although we find this infrequent. Sedation or brief anesthesia is usually employed if a biopsy or needle aspirate procedure is performed.
Once your appointment is scheduled, you will be asked to drop off in the morning between 8 am - 9 am. Then we will clip your pet’s fur and monitor him or her for any signs of disease or discomfort. Your pet will be placed on our ultrasound table and held while the doctor performs the ultrasound, then she will write a report stating her findings.
Ultrasound is used to evaluate organs within the abdomen and or chest, the heart, blood flow, vessels, and the presence of excess fluid in the chest or abdomen. Ultrasound is safe and painless and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound is often used to obtain samples for diagnostic procedures.
We also offer premium-quality digital radiographs using the sound eklin system. We are able to accommodate any size dog on our x-ray table. We are also able to have our radiographs reviewed in under 30 minutes, digitally by a board-certified radiologist. This allows us to offer our clients the best possible diagnostic options.
At Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Referral, we are able to offer a copy of any radiographs taken at no additional cost. If a referring Veterinarian would like to view our radiographs then we can accommodate any request through email.
Digital X-ray has made it possible for our staff and patients to achieve high picture quality with a lower dosage of radiation, which can mean less exposure and less risk.