During color Doppler ultrasound, a special gel is applied on the targeted area of the body of the animal to allow the sound waves to pass through. A hand-held instrument, also known as transducer, is then passed lightly over the skin above the blood vessel. The instrument sends and receives sound waves that are amplified through a microphone. The movement of blood cells causes a change in pitch of the reflected sound waves which is known as the Doppler effect. The information is processed by the computer to provide graphs or pictures representing the flow of blood.
Diagnosing a medical condition in an animal is a difficult task, as the animal itself cannot explain any symptoms or the problem itself. With a color Doppler ultrasound, a vet can get a clear and colored image of the internal organs of the animal and can clearly determine any obstruction in the flow of blood, which might be due to a tumor or clogged veins.
It can also help in diagnosing deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in leg veins) which can cause pulmonary embolism (blocked blood flow to the lungs). Color Doppler ultrasound is also used to check the health of the fetus of an animal by looking at the blood flow in an unborn baby. While the use of ultrasound equipment is easy on a human, veterinary doctors might have to use anesthesia on the animal before they can image the body.
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