C–VDI.3 Small Animal Imaging (Soft Tissue)

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About the course


This module relates to soft tissue problems affecting the digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory and urogenital systems, and other organs in the thorax and abdomen. 

The aim of this module is to enable the candidate to extend and consolidate clinical knowledge and skills gained at undergraduate level, and to develop an in-depth understanding of the application of that knowledge in a practice environment in relation to Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

The candidate should demonstrate:

  • a knowledge of the radiographic features relating to the more commonly encountered clinical conditions seen in veterinary practice relevant to this module
  • a knowledge of normal radiographic anatomy of the dog and cat  relevant to this module
  • a recognition of the effects of poor radiographic procedure and poor film processing on a radiograph
  • an understanding of the principles of radiological physics and interpretation
  • an understanding of the principles of diagnostic ultrasonography
  • an understanding of the general principles of contrast radiography

Andrew Parry, MA VetMB CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS 
Staff Clinician in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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