Procedures & Therapies
Aspirates & Biopsy
Fine Needle Aspirates and Ultrasound Guided Biopsy and Aspirates often provide a diagnosis without having to send a patient to surgery. Or help us learn more about the problem prior to surgery to maximize the success of a surgical procedure.
Dr. Treadwell assess samples the same day, allowing quick screening for infections, cancers and immune disease.
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Small mass on the skin of a dog. Fine Needle Aspirate of the mass showing round cells producing purple granules. This is a Mast Cell Tumor.
Sampling this mass allowed a diagnosis made prior to surgical removal. MCT must have a large amount of tissue removed to increase the chance of a cure - this is good to know before going to surgery. The second image is from a skin mass as well. This tumor, however, is benign and will probably go away on its own. This dog does not need surgery – just monitoring.
This sweet Cocker Spaniel's joints hurt - she could barely walk. A joint tap of 2-3 joints showed large numbers of inflammatory cells (white blood cells). She has a joint disease similar to Reheumatoid Arthritis in people. The joint tap samples are the best way to determine if a disease like this is causing multiple joints to hurt and swell. She has responded very well to treatment.
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