Equine computed tomography online - the head, neck and limbs

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Practical review of CT technology
  • Protocols for acquiring CT-images of the head, neck, and limbs
  • Reading CT images
  • Artedetails and incidental findings
  • Interpreting CT findings

About this course

For equine practitioners or radiologists who want to successfully integrate CT in their veterinary practice – onsite or offsite

During this four week online course the essentials of computed tomographic (CT) examination of horses will be covered. There will be a practical review of CT technology as well as discussion of standard protocols for acquiring CT-images of the head, neck and limbs. Proficiency in image viewing and manipulation using DICOM viewing software, and a logical approach to CT image interpretation will be provided. For each area, the cross sectional anatomy and normal variations will be shown. 

CT cases covering the most common, but also not so common, lesions will be presented for individual study, which will enhance the participants’ skill in examining, detecting and describing CT lesions. Improvement in CT interpretation will be assessed by comparison of participant answers to model reports including illustrated images. Online group discussions will enable participants to share their opinions and experiences. Computed tomographic findings will be discussed in relation to their clinical significance with respect to the medical evidence available. The online format will enable the participants to participate in their own time to accommodate the variable working hours of equine practice. Useful CPD for veterinarians preparing for the RCVS CertAVP modules in large animal diagnostic imaging.

Why do this course? 
You will be involved in multifaceted online tutored learning experience that will improve your knowledge and confidence about acquiring and interpreting CT images of the head, neck and limbs.

You will gain an understanding the potential and advantage of CT examinations in horses  and develop a systematic approach to reading CT images. You will gain confidence in identifying and interpreting based on scientific evidence lesions as well as enhance your skills in radiographic report writing evidence.

Course details
Course format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include course notes, case assessments
and discussion forums in which participants review and discuss cases with their colleagues and the tutor
Course length: Four weeks
Relevant to CertAVP modules: Large Animal Imaging (C-VDI.4 and 5)


Dagmar Berner, Dr. med. vet. MRCVS 
Staff Clinician in Equine Diagnostic Imaging 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Renate Weller, Dr.med.vet PhD MScVetEd FHEA DipECVDI LA Assoc. DipACVSMR MRCVS 
Professor of Comparative Imaging and Biomechanics 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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