- Ultrasonographic examination of:
- - Liver
- - Gallbladder
- - Spleen
- - Gastrointestinal tract
- - Urogenital tract
- - Peritoneum
- Introduction to the territory of the pancreas, adrenal glands and lymph nodes
- Common ultrasonographic findings in the abdomen
About this course
Are you seeking to learn how to perform an abdominal ultrasound exam in small animals? Are you looking to improve your scanning technique? Are you not sure how to get the best out of your ultrasound unit?
This course is an entry level introduction to diagnostic abdominal ultrasound in small animals. The course will help to develop your scanning techniques and routines. It will guide you through a structured approach to ultrasound examination of the abdomen, help you to utilise your ultrasound unit to optimise image quality and allow you to recognise artefacts that may be encountered.
The main focus of the course will be on the approach to the larger abdominal organs (liver, gall bladder, kidney, spleen, bladder, gastrointestinal tract) and recognising normal ultrasonographic anatomy of these organs. Commonly encountered ultrasonographic diagnoses will be discussed.
Why do this course?
Reviewing the normal ultrasonographic anatomy and common disease patterns will give you confidence to further integrate abdominal ultrasonography in your practice.
Please note this is a popular course with limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment.
Course format: Lectures followed by guided practical scanning sessions
Course length: Two-days
Mauro Pivetta, DVM PhD DipECVDI MRCVS
Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging
Royal Veterinary College
Randi Drees, Dr.med.vet PhD DipACVR (Radiology, Radiation Oncology) DipECVDI add RadOncol MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging
The Royal Veterinary College