Abdominal ultrasonography online

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Physics of diagnostic ultrasound
  • Ultrasonographic artefact
  • Machine set-up and image recording
  • Review of normal ultrasonographic appearance
  • Ultrasonography of liver, biliary tract and spleen, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, urinary tract, reproductive tract, adrenal glands, lymph nodes and abdomen in general
  • Ultrasound guided invasive procedures

About this course

Would you like to start to build your ultrasound knowledge and skills from the comfort of your own computer?

This online course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to perform a basic abdominal ultrasonographic examination and to identify normal anatomy and changes seen with common diseases. 

It is a course for beginners therefore no previous knowledge of ultrasound or experience with ultrasonographic examinations is required or expected.

The course is most suitable for veterinarians who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in abdominal ultrasonography but who may not be able to attend practical scanning days at the RVC. The course is followed by an optional practical session (6 CPD hours) on 23rd May at the RVC (limited to 20 participants) to consolidate knowledge.

Why do this course?
At the end of the course you will have developed techniques and a structured approach to allow you to perform a basic abdominal ultrasound in a dog or cat.

Course details
Course format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include course notes, online lectures and practicals, supplementary reading, self-assessment quizzes and discussion forums in which participants review and discuss cases with their colleagues and the tutor
Course length: Six weeks

During the optional practical day participants will have the opportunity to practice examining the abdominal organs taught during the online component of the course. This takes place on Wednesday 23rd May (course fee £349) and can be booked online.


Consultant Radiologist, Dick White Referrals 
Honorary Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Nottingham University 

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