Advanced small animal ultrasound: Finding the small parts

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Finding small parts in the abdomen – adrenals, lymph nodes, pancreas
  • Ultrasound of the neck – larynx, thyroid, parathyroid and lymph nodes
  • Doppler ultrasonography – evaluating abdominal vasculature with focus on the hepatic vessels, introduction to the shunt hunt
  • Tissue sampling – fine needle aspiration and biopsy techniques
  • Review of the larger abdominal organs focusing on sticky points – pylorus, ureters and ureterovesical junction

About this course

Do you want to advance your ultrasound skills to broaden the use of ultrasonography in your practice?

This course will support the small animal practitioner interested in ultrasonography to take their small animal ultrasound skills to the next level. The course will help to refine scanning techniques for advanced applications in the abdomen and neck. To get the most from this course participants should have attended other ultrasound courses and be reasonably confident in their basic ultrasound skills in evaluating the larger abdominal organs – liver and gallbladder, spleen, kidney, urinary bladder and gastrointestinal tract.

Why do this course?
The course will help you to utilise your ultrasound unit to optimise image quality and give you the confidence to broaden the use of ultrasonography in your practice.

Course details
Course format: A combination of lectures and guided practical scanning sessions
Course length: Two-days


Mauro Pivetta, DVM PhD DipECVDI MRCVS 
Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging 
Royal Veterinary College 

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

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