Abdo-Cardabra! Small Animal Basic Ultrasound – A beginner’s session (Ireland – 12/03/24 & 11/06/24 & 25/09/24)

IMV imaging Courses 2024

Finding your way around ‘The Thorax and the Abdomen’

Abdo-Cardabra! Small Animal Basic Ultrasound

Course Overview:

This full day course is aimed at vets with minimal experience of diagnostic ultrasound and those who feel that they could get much more from their ultrasound machine for both basic abdominal ultrasonography and basic echocardiography.

Via a blend of lectures, demonstrations, and practical hands-on sessions you will gain the fundamental knowledge to improve your skills or get started if you don’t know where to begin. 

Course Content:

  • Basic ultrasound physics – understand how an image is formed and when things are not as they appear
  • Get familiar with the machine – learn the core controls and how to get the best image
  • Indications – when to use ultrasound examinations – when is it a useful diagnostic tool?
  • A logical approach to the main organs of the abdomen and approach to the heart – carrying out an examination that you can continue to build on
  • What normal looks like (Liver, gall bladder, spleen GI Tract, kidneys, urogenital tracts and major vessels)
  • Learn the normal appearance of the cardiac anatomy
  • Normal right sided echocardiographic 2D views and their interpretation
  • Put it into practice – get stuck in!

Equipment & Facilities:

You will need to bring a dog to scan, please let us know if you cannot bring a patient before booking. It is important that the dogs can be clipped as required for a full abdominal and echocardiographic examinations. Kennelling accommodation for the dogs will be available to use if required. 

Various ultrasound machines will be available to use on the day, however, if you want to bring your own for practice you are welcome to do so, just let us know.

The day will be informal and relaxed with maximum time for hands-on learning. Arrive for tea and coffee from 8.30am, ready to begin the lectures at 9am. We will aim to finish by 5.30pm.

Speaker: Mark Coia BVMS DipECVDI MRCVS

RCVS and EBVS European Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging

Location: IMV imaging Unit 2, Block 3, City North Business Campus, Gormanston, Co. Meath, K32 ER81

CPD Hours: 7.5 hours CPD / VCI CVE credits pending approval

Cost: £500 + VAT / €600 + VAT

If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected] / 0044 7760 908463

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