Master Class online: Diagnostic Imaging of the abdomen

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About the course

Key Areas

  • How to utilise the advantages of each of the imaging modalities in your diagnostic approach
  • Learn a practical and structured approach to evaluate the abdominal wall, peritoneum and retroperitoneum, the large organs (liver and spleen), the gastrointestinal tract, the urogenital system as well as the small organs (lymph nodes, pancreas and adrenal glands)
  • Practice and assess your reading skills with a large number of review cases

About this course

Feeling a little unsure about how to interpret the abdominal radiograph of the dog or cat with a painful abdomen? Is there a foreign body, or a mass lesion? Is it pancreatitis or peritoneal effusion?

Today many diagnostic modalities are available in veterinary practice to evaluate the abdomen of the patient, including radiographs, ultrasound, CT and scintigraphy. What information does each modality deliver and how do I utilise the modalities best to optimise my diagnostic approach? This course will help you to sharpen your skills by working through the abdominal anatomy and disease patterns using the different diagnostic imaging tools. In doing so you will learn how best to utilise radiographs, ultrasound, CT and scintigraphy in your diagnostic approach to the abdomen of your small animal patients.

Why do this course?
Working thoroughly through many cases reviewing the anatomy and common diseases of the abdomen using multiple modalities will give you confidence and sharpen your skills to in using different diagnostic imaging modalities to recognise abdominal organs and disease patterns.

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


Randi Drees, PhD DipACVR (Radiology, Radiation Oncology) DipECVDI add RadOncol MRCVS 
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging 

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