Ultrasound

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine offers the region's most advanced Large Animal Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Service.

High-quality diagnostic ultrasound is an excellent imaging method for diagnosing soft-tissue injuries, abnormalities and certain bony disorders. Ultrasound can be used to diagnose, treat and follow equine musculoskeletal injuries. Unlike many other current imaging modalities, ultrasound is not limited to the distal limb and it can also be used to help veterinarians evaluate the cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. It provides important follow-up information during the healing process and is an integral part of proper rehabilitation programs for soft-tissue injuries. Additionally, interventional ultrasound can be used to guide therapeutic injections, diagnostic fluid sampling, and biopsies.

The Cummings School's superior equipment and faculty expertise ensure high-quality images every time. TCSVM currently has a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine, the Biosound Esaote MPX, for dedicated large animal use. The MPX has four probes, ranging from 13 to 2.5 MHz, providing optimal image quality at any depth from the skin surface to 36cm in depth. It has pulsed, continuous wave and color Doppler for cardiovascular imaging. All images are digitally recorded and can be easily copied onto CDs or emailed to both clients and referring veterinarians.

Please contact the Hospital for Large Animals to make an appointment.

Hospital for Large Animals
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
53 Willard Street
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-7926
Fax: (508) 839-7931
Emergency Services: (508) 839-7926