About the course
NEW FOR 2019
This four-day course is designed for those veterinary surgeons with limited experience of diagnostic ultrasound.
Case-based examples will help you consolidate your knowledge and the highly practical nature of the course will enable you to improve your technique rapidly with the chance to use both Logic R7 and Mindray Z6 machines as you are taught.
The first day will focus initially on understanding how to get the most out of your ultrasound machine and will familiarise you with the machine controls and probes required for optimal image acquisition. In addition, you will learn how to identify and use (if useful) or eliminate (if unhelpful) artefacts.
The rest of the day will be dedicated to ultrasound of the liver, spleen and pancreas with a focus on appreciation of the normal sonographic appearance.
By the end of the first day you should be able to:
- Understand the physics and principles of ultrasound
- Set up your machine, be familiar with its settings and controls and how to optimise image quality and avoid artefacts
- Appreciate normal ultrasonographic appearance of the liver and spleen and pancreas
- Use ultrasound to identify abnormalities of the liver, spleen, pancreas
By the end of the second day you should be able to:
- Perform ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract
- Identify abnormalities of the urinary tract
- Perform ultrasound-guided biopsy and aspiration techniques
- Practise elementary abdominal Doppler examination
By the end of the third day you should be able to:
- Appreciate the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the heart
- Obtain the standard echocardiographic views and know how to optimise them
- Acquire useful ultrasonographic measurements needed to make a diagnosis
- Recognise typical changes seen in common congenital and acquired cardiac diseases such as diseases of the myocardium, pericardium and heart valves
- Recognise cardiac shunts
- Understand the theory and use of Doppler echocardiography
By the end of your final day you should be able to:
- Recognise the normal appearance and deviations from normal of muscles and tendons. Practical identification and examination of the biceps tendon and common calcaneal tendon.
- Recognise the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the thyroid gland, lymph nodes and salivary glands
- Interpret ultrasonographic changes associated with diseases of the thyroid gland, lymph nodes and salivary gland
- Understand the applications of ultrasound in examining the eye
By the end of the course, you should be able to achieve a medium level of proficiency in the practical scanning of the normal abdominal organs, the heart, head & neck, skeletal system and eyes.
No corporate discounts are available on this course.
Comprehensive notes, lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.
If you would like to book this course or find out more please contact us on 01793 759159 or email [email protected]