Advanced Abdominal Ultrasonography (Ireland – 13/6/24)

IMV imaging Courses 2024

‘Maximising your full potential – scan your way to success!’ Theory & Case Discussion

Advanced Abdominal Ultrasonography

Course Overview:

This advanced veterinary ultrasound session is a theoretical and case-based interactive session, designed for clinicians with the intention to follow on from the beginners and intermediate ultrasound courses; allowing for you to take your skills to the next level and ‘scan your way to success’ equipping you with the knowledge needed to help with clinical reasoning, decision making and action.

Are you a small animal clinician with a real interest in veterinary ultrasound and have already got to grips with the basics? You feel competent and confident finding the vital organs within the abdomen and appreciate normal variations and you now want to learn what the pathology means? What am I looking at when it goes wrong? If so, this one day-course sounds ideal to help with your journey when exploring abdominal ultrasound to an advanced level.

During the course we will discuss abnormal findings, correlation with other imaging techniques (namely radiography), discuss a variety of ultrasound cases relating to various body organs, how to formulate a differential list, approaching a paradigm of formulating a structured report, covering the entire abdomen but with a special focus on systematic approach of the gastrointestinal tract, the adrenals, abdominal lymph nodes as well as the pancreas; the session will allow for the opportunities to ask all the questions you like.

Course Content:

  • Ultrasonography of the emergency patient  
  • Approach to Abdominal Point of Care Ultrasound (A-FAST)

Focused assessment of sonography for trauma, detecting and excluding visceral injuries, Peritoneal and pleural effusion

  • Theoretical overview of the liver, gastrointestinal tract, abdominal lymph nodes, pancreas, adrenals, urogenital tract.

Approaching abnormalities and what do these possibly indicate.

  • Clinical decision making and producing reports. Case based discussion of the various body systems
  • Approach to the gastrointestinal tract and feeling comfortable with a thorough review.

Ultrasonographic approach to the vomiting patient, how likely am I to find pathology? Evaluating causes of diarrhoea or GIT bleeding. Helping with decision to ‘cut or not to cut’?

  • Advanced doppler ultrasound and abdominal vessels:

Portal vessel and mesenteric vessels, hepatic vasculature, aorta, and caudal vena cava

  • Approach to Ultrasound guided tissue sampling – when is sampling indicated?

Timings/Refreshments: Arrive for tea and coffee from 9.00am, ready to begin the lectures at 9.30am. Includes a 2 course lunch. We will aim to finish by 5.30pm.

Location: TBC

Speaker: Mark Coia BVMS DipECVDI MRCVS RCVS and EBVS European Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging

CPD Hours: 6 hours CPD / VCI CVE credits pending approval

Cost: £220 + VAT/€260 + VAT

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

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