Services

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Abdominal Ultrasound

This service is an evaluation of all standard abdominal organs to include the liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, reproductive organs (if present), lymph nodes, blood vessels and body wall.

Indications vary by suspected organ abnormality, but more common reasons include: cancer screening and workups, Cushing's disease, unregulated diabetes, urinary problems, and vomiting / diarrhea.

Bloodwork and any available radiographs are evaluated simultaneously at the time of the exam.

Time allotment is typically 30-45 minutes from start to finish.

 

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Abdominal Ultrasound with Portosystemic Shunt (PSS) Evaluation

This service includes evaluation of all standard abdominal organs with particular attention focused on the portal venous system of the abdomen.

While abdominal CT is the gold standard for diagnosing portosystemic shunts (PSS), Infinity Veterinary Imaging is able to perform a special ultrasound-guided contrast procedure to better look for signs of a PSS.

Sedation and even general anesthesia are typically required for these types of studies.  Referral to a veterinary surgeon or internist may follow diagnosis of a PSS.  Your veterinarian can discuss all your concerns with you prior to your pet's appointment.

Time allotment is typically 1-2 hours from start to finish.

 

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Echocardiography

This service includes complete evaluation of heart structure and function.

Echocardiography is useful in patients with murmurs, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), syncope (passing out), cancer (pre-chemotherapy) and in cases where general cardiac wellness needs to be known.

Recommended additional procedures performed by your veterinarian might include: blood pressure, diagnostic ECG and thoracic radiographs.  Full blood work with a thyroid panel for cats over 4 years of age is helpful.

Frequently, additional advice from a veterinary cardiologist is sought.

Time allotment is typically 30-45 minutes from start to finish.

 

Multiple Cavity Ultrasound

This service typically includes echocardiography with abdominal ultrasound and is indicated in cases of complex disease or when a patient requires an extensive wellness screening.

Extra time must be allotted for this type of comprehensive exam.  Again, consultation with a veterinary cardiologist may also be advised.

Time allotment is typically 1-1.5 hours from start to finish.

 

Pregnancy Diagnosis / Fetal Viability

This basic service includes evaluation of each fetus for signs of viability.  A thorough attempt is made to accurately determine the number of live fetuses and to assess overall uterine health; however, radiographs are still considered the gold standard for determining fetal numbers prior to parturition.

Consultation with a veterinary reproductive specialist may be indicated in some cases.

Time allotment is typically 30-60 minutes.

 

Cervical Ultrasound

This service includes evaluation of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, regional lymph nodes, blood vessels, salivary glands, trachea, esophagus and larynx.

Indications can include masses and hypercalcemia.

Patients are typically lightly-to-moderately sedated for this exam.

Time allotment is typically 30-45 minutes.

 

Musculoskeletal

This service includes evaluation of tendons, muscles, joints and regional lymph nodes.

Studies are typically limited to the shoulders and Achilles tendons.  While ultrasound can diagnose certain musculoskeletal abnormalities, MRI and/or CT are frequently the gold standards for complicated lameness cases.

Patients are typically moderately-to-heavily sedated for these exams.  Both sides of the patient are scanned, so both regions will be shaved.

Time allotment is typically 30-60 minutes.

 

Single System / Limited Recheck Ultrasound

This service may be requested on a case-by-case basis after discussion of your pet's abnormalities with your veterinarian.  Price breaks apply.

Need for sedation varies with the abnormality.

Time allotment is typically 15-45 minutes.

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Fine-Needle Aspirates

A small gauge needle is introduced into an organ via ultrasound-guidance.  Cells obtained are placed on microscope slides and sent by your veterinarian to a veterinary pathology lab for cytology evaluation.

Results may be available at your veterinarian's office within 24-48 hours.

Sedation is almost always indicated to reduce risks to the patient.

Minimum bloodwork includes a current CBC.

 

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Large Needle Biopsy

A large needle is introduced into an organ via ultrasound-guidance through a small incision made in the overlying skin.  Tissue samples are placed in formalin solution and sent by your veterinarian to a veterinary pathology lab for histopathology evaluation.

Results are may be available at your veterinarian's office within 48-72 hours.

General anesthesia is almost always indicated to reduce risks to the patient.

Minimum bloodwork includes a current CBC with coagulation times.

Scheduling this procedure is a team effort between your veterinarian's office and Infinity Veterinary Imaging.  Extra time for patient recovery from general anesthesia is typically required.

 

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Fluid Drainage

Abnormal accumulations of fluid in the chest and abdomen may be drained safely via ultrasound-guidance.

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Teleradiology

Interpretation of radiographs and other radiology studies may be requested.  At this time, we have limited capability for this service.

Check back for updates in the future.

 

 

Emergency Service

Limited emergency services are available for extra fees to include a same-day add-on charge and an emergency trip charge as indicated.

Additionally, local emergency and specialty hospitals are available to receive emergent patients.

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