Our hospital offers ultrasound (sonogram) examinations on-site as a non-invasive procedure to evaluate internal organs. Ultrasound can be used to examine the abdominal organs, chest and heart. If the heart is being examined, the ultrasound is called an echocardiogram. Many times both radiographs (X-rays) and ultrasound of your cat are recommended for best evaluation of your cat's problem. X-rays show the size, shape and position of the organs and the ultrasound allows your veterinarian to see the internal structure of the organs. Ultrasound is very non-invasive and well tolerated by most cats without sedation. The hair on the abdomen must be clipped to allow adequate visualization during ultrasound. Gel is then placed on the abdomen and the ultrasound probe is moved methodically over the surface of the abdomen to record images of each organ. We have a dedicated ultrasound suite to provide a quiet and stress free environment for conducting ultrasounds. Dr. Babineaux has received years of specialty training in ultrasound.