Although typically thought of as a therapeutic intervention, minimally invasive laparoscopy can also be used as an image diagnostic tool.
The laparoscope is similar to an endoscope: it has a bright, harmless light source and a tiny camera that produces high resolution magnified images that are monitored on a dedicated screen. When introduced into the abdomen, the camera allows direct imaging of several organs, including liver, pancreas, spleen and ovaries. Only small cuts are required to introduce the camera and see the insides of your pet's belly.
Biopsies can be performed when abnormalities are found.