Pet 4D Ultrasound in the Clinical Application of Veterinary Clinics

In recent years, more and more people around the world start to keep pets. As the pet industry continues to evolve, so does pet medical. At present, the pet clinic has gradually developed from conventional 2D gray-scale ultrasound to Color Doppler Ultrasound, and ultrasound imaging technology has been developed in an unprecedented way in the pet clinic. With the development of ultrasound imaging technology and computer technology, 4D color ultrasound is playing an increasingly important role in prenatal diagnosis.


4D color ultrasound diagnostic technology is a revolutionary breakthrough in the color doppler ultrasound, allowing veterinarians to observe the morphology of the fetus and the dynamics of various organs in the body in real time. At present, clinical pregnancy diagnosis in pets includes 2D grayscale ultrasound and color doppler ultrasound, which are relatively abstract for veterinarians and owners, while the pet 4D color ultrasound machine can show the pet fetus more 3D and graphically on the screen, and at the same time can provide a more intuitive observation of the fetal development status. We use 4D color doppler ultrasound to examine pregnant Beagles, and summarize its continuous monitoring and sweeping through technical approach and the problems that exist. With its unique advantages, 4D color ultrasound will certainly become an indispensable examination technique in the future pet clinic.

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Comparison of pet 2D ultrasound and pet 4D ultrasound findings

2D ultrasound is usually referred to as ultrasound or grayscale modulation, which reflects echo changes with different light and dark spots and is widely used in the diagnosis of diseases of various tissues and organs in animals. Two-dimensional ultrasound is currently the most widely used in pet clinics and can display two-dimensional sections of tissues and organs in real time, which has unique advantages in the diagnosis of certain tissue and organ diseases that occur in substantial lesions. However, 2D ultrasound can only observe tissue sections, which has certain limitations, and the use of this technology requires the operator to have a certain degree of spatial imagination, which can easily lead to misdiagnosis for less experienced practitioners. Real-time 4D ultrasound can provide surface information that is not easily obtained by 2D ultrasound, and even if the fetal position is not appropriate, it can be obtained by rotating the fetus in 3 vertical planes, thus shortening the examination time. Real-time 4D ultrasound can provide the information provided by more cross-sectional images than 2D ultrasound by acquiring only one frame, and it is more visual and easier to understand.

4D ultrasound has the advantages of being non-invasive, repeatable and retrospective, and the realistic images make it easier for pet owners to recognize and understand their pet babies and enhance the emotional communication between pet owners and their pets. The examination of pet fetus by 4D ultrasound can improve the clinical diagnosis level of pets and enhance the quality of life of pets. As an emerging ultrasound diagnostic instrument for pets, this technology has a broad development prospect in future pet clinics.

Post time: Jan-12-2023