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Veterinary Ultrasound: A Good Helper for Veterinarian

May. 22, 2024



With the continuous advancement of medical technology, veterinary ultrasound, as an advanced diagnostic and treatment tool, is increasingly attracting the attention of veterinarians and animal owners. Veterinary ultrasound technology can provide comprehensive assessment and effective treatment for animal health. It has the advantages of non-invasiveness and high safety, and has become an important support tool in the field of modern veterinary medicine.


Veterinary ultrasound has different densities and different ultrasonic propagation speeds according to different tissues and organs of animals, that is, different acoustic impedance characteristics, so that it generates ultrasonic waves of a certain frequency. This ultrasonic wave is injected into the animal's body and passes through the different organs in the body. The interface produces reflected echoes; the reflected echoes of different sizes are processed by the received echo, detection and digital scan conversion to form a standard video signal, which displays the cross-sectional image of the organ on the monitor screen. A high-tech method for cross-sectional observation of living bodies without any damage or stimulation, it has become a helpful assistant for veterinary diagnostic activities and a necessary monitoring instrument for scientific research such as live egg collection and embryo transplantation.



Working principle


Veterinary ultrasound is based on ultrasound technology and utilizes the propagation and reflection characteristics of high-frequency sound waves in the animal body to achieve imaging and diagnosis of animal tissues and organs. Through the interaction between ultrasound and tissue, detailed images of anatomical structures can be obtained, as well as quantitative measurements of physiological parameters such as blood flow velocity and heart function. This non-invasive diagnostic method allows veterinarians to conduct accurate diagnosis and assessment without harming the animal, improving diagnostic accuracy and safety.



The importance of veterinary ultrasound to animals


1.Early disease diagnosis:Veterinary ultrasound technology can clearly image the internal organs and tissues of animals, helping veterinarians detect potential diseases and abnormalities early for timely intervention and treatment.


2.Surgical assistance:Veterinary ultrasound can provide real-time guidance and monitoring during surgery, helping veterinarians accurately locate the surgical site, evaluate the surgical effect, and minimize surgical trauma.


3.Treatment monitoring:Veterinary ultrasound can not only be used for diagnosis, but also for treatment monitoring. For example, ultrasound technology can be used to observe changes in tumor size and location, evaluate treatment effects, and guide subsequent adjustments to treatment plans.


4.Pregnancy detection:Veterinary ultrasound is widely used in animal reproduction. By observing the fetal development and fetal heartbeat and other indicators, the pregnancy status of the animal can be determined, and pregnancy tests and related disease prevention work can be carried out in a timely manner.




1.Non-invasive:Through ultrasound technology, there is no need to perform surgery on animals or use harmful methods such as radiation, and precise examination and diagnosis can be carried out without destroying animal tissues.


2.Real-time imaging:It can provide real-time images and videos, allowing veterinarians to observe and evaluate the operation of animal organs, tissues and blood flow to make more accurate diagnoses.


3.Versatility:Not only can conventional ultrasound examinations be performed, but it can also be used in multiple animal species and different parts, such as abdomen, chest, heart, etc., through different probes and modes, with a wide range of applications.


4.High resolution:It has high-resolution image display capability, which can clearly display small structures, blood vessels and abnormal changes, helping to detect lesions and changes in conditions.


5.Customization:CNMEDITECH fully understands customer needs, introduces the latest ultrasound imaging technology and algorithms, and provides personalized product services to meet the special needs of different veterinarians and animal clinical institutions.



How to choose?


1.Measuring depth: Generally, there are two types on the market. One is with a measuring depth of 140mm. This one is suitable for measuring small animals such as pigs, sheep and dogs for pregnancy testing. Another measurement depth is 192mm, which is generally used to measure slightly larger animals such as cattle and horses.


2. You should choose between black and white and color ultrasound according to your own use. If you are doing scientific research, choose color ultrasound. If it is only for breeding farms or veterinary pet hospitals, it is recommended to use black and white, which is more cost-effective.



How to judge the performance of a veterinary ultrasound machine?


Black and white ultrasound


1.Gray scale: Early machines had 16-64 gray scale, while modern machines mostly have 256 gray scale.


2.Resolution: It needs to be detected with a special module, and an experienced ultrasound doctor can also judge it with the naked eye.


3.Functions: M-type, Doppler function, multiple measurement capabilities (distance, area, perimeter volume), multiple image storage, multi-segment STC free control, dynamic focus, wide-band probe available, and frequency conversion function.


4.Probe: Can be equipped with a variety of probe capabilities, such as: cardiac, abdominal, convex array, phase control, vaginal probe, rectal probe, esophageal probe, puncture probe, intraoperative probe, high-frequency probe, etc.


5.Image processing: black and white flipping, image edge processing and smoothing, etc.


Color doppler ultrasound


1.Image quality: Excellent two-dimensional black and white images, color images with uniform colors and no feeling of small squares.


2.Fully digital broadband technology: refers to the digitization of ultrasonic transmission, reception, delay, etc.


3.With second harmonic technology: using contrast agents to enhance the vascular imaging effect.


4.Three-dimensional angiography technology: three-dimensional reconstruction using computers.


5.Rich computing functions: obstetrics software package (BPD, CRL, FL, HC, AC, GS, CI, APD, BD), cardiac software package, urology software package.





1.The parameter settings of veterinary B after leaving the factory are generally in the best state. Do not adjust the parameter settings easily unless necessary. In special circumstances, the brightness, contrast and gain can be adjusted to meet the detection needs of different environments. Remember to restore the original settings in time. If you are afraid of forgetting the original settings, you can take pictures and save them.


2.Clean the probe in time after use. Do not clean it with alcohol to avoid sol reaction. Just rinse it with clean water, wipe it dry, and store it in an aluminum alloy box.


3.If the host is not waterproof, just use a dry cloth to clean it.Our company has developed a fully waterproof veterinary B-ultrasound, and the main unit can be washed directly with water.


4.The battery charging time generally does not exceed 8 hours.Do not charge it all night.


5.Mechanical fan-sweep B-ultrasound probes are prone to bubbles.Please contact the manufacturer for after-sales treatment in time to avoid affecting image clarity.High-end electronic convex array B-ultrasound does not have this problem.

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