About the course
Thoracic radiography is a mainstay of imaging in small animal practice - both for diagnosis and for ruling out certain diseases such as metastases. However, the wide range of patients encountered and the need to avoid manual restraint whenever possible pose challenges in the acquisition of suitable images. This course will show how diagnostic thoracic radiographs can be acquired in a variety of circumstances, and how to identify potentially confusing incidental findings.
Separate sessions on the lungs, heart, pleural space, mediastinum and thoracic wall will cover a wide range of disease processes encountered in small animal practice - some familiar and others less so. A logical approach to interpretation will be emphasised.
The lectures will be followed by a film reading session to allow you to put your newly-enhanced interpretative skills to the test.
The five key things delegates will learn from this course are:
- How to obtain high-quality, diagnostic thoracic radiographs
- How to recognise incidental variants and artefacts
- How to approach interpretation of thoracic radiographs in a logical, step-by-step fashion
- How to recognise key radiographic features of a large number of thoracic diseases
- How to identify the limitations of radiography and plan appropriate further tests