By Eric Lindquist, DMV, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice), Cert. IVUSS
(Part 1 detailed recent advancements, specialty considerations, and the need for standardization.)
Plan to spend around $35-$50,000 or more for an ultrasound machine to do full body scanning. This may sound daunting at first, but I will explain what I have seen and learned over 25 years in the industry. We are not talking about FAST scanning here or quick sampling procedures. We are talking “If it’s sick it needs a probe” clinical sonography, with every point in the abdomen or heart/chest imaged in all body types.
This is the mentality that is essential first and foremost before considering purchasing an ultrasound machine. If you don’t adopt this mentality, then there is a much higher chance of being on t...
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