Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound Theory & Practical Course (3/10/24)

IMV imaging Courses 2024

All our IMV Academy CPD courses are now available in our new Learning Management System. The course links below will take you to our CPD site where you can book and view all our practical diagnostic imaging courses.

Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound Theory & Practical Course

Course Overview: Aimed at veterinary surgeons who are unsure or new to ultrasound, this course aims to give you the confidence to start performing ultrasound examinations of the abdominal cavity and optimising your images using the equipment you have available in practice. Through a combination of text, videos, animations, interactive content and then a whole scanning day devoted to practical scanning, we will cover a logical and methodical approach to ultrasonography which will enable you to identify and fully evaluate all the major abdominal organs.

Topics Covered: This course combines our Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound Online theory course with our accompanying practical training. Following completion of the online material, it will allow you to put all your skills into practice in a friendly and supportive training environment.

  • Relevant ultrasound physics and image formation
  • Machine controls and image optimisation
  • How best to prepare patients for ultrasound
  • Common artefacts encountered during ultrasound examinations
  • The interpretation and reporting of changes seen on ultrasound examination
  • A methodical and complete approach to examining the liver, stomach, intestines, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, reproductive tract and colon
  • Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) examinations of the abdomen and thorax, including how to incorporate these techniques into the triage and tracking of patients
  • Putting all of the above into practice on real dogs, under the guidance of the IMV clinical team

Available Dates: 3rd October 2024

CPD Hours: 11 hours CPD

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