This course will help me in practice a great deal – improved confidence in interpretation, more likely to pick up on abnormalities that would previously overlooked
The recordings were particularly useful as I could pause and study the radiographs. I feel much more confident in my interpretive skills
- Learn how to recognise abnormalities
- You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
- Superb value for money - you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
- Watch the live meetings OR the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
- Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification
Getting the Best out of Your Abdominal Radiographs
- Obtaining diagnostic abdominal radiographs – what are the potential challenges?
- Principles of interpretation – remember Roentgen signs?
- Abdominal radiology vs ultrasound – do I need both?
- A logical approach to abdominal masses
- Normal radiographic anatomy of the peritoneal and retroperitoneal spaces, identifying free fluid and free gas, typical radiographic features of peritonitis and abdominal lymphadenopathy
- Recognising changes in hepatic size, shape and opacity, typical radiographic features of liver masses, metabolic hepatopathy, congenital porto-systemic shunts and chronic liver disease
- Recognising changes in splenic size, shape and opacity, typical radiographic features of splenic masses and splenic torsion
- What could ultrasound add to the evaluation of the abdominal space, liver and spleen?
- Test yourself: Examples of commonly encountered hepatic, splenic and abdominal space disease
Evaluating the Uro-genital Tract
- Evaluating the ovaries, uterus and prostate
- Radiographic features of pregnancy, pyometra, uterine and ovarian neoplasia
- Radiographic features of prostatic disease, paraprostatic cysts and cryptorchidism
- What could ultrasound add to the evaluation of the urogenital tract?
- Evaluating the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra
- Recognising changes in renal size, shape and opacity
- Urinary tract contrast studies
- Radiographic features of renal & ureteral calculi, nephritis / pyelonephritis, hydronephrosis, ectopic ureters, renal neoplasia, renal cysts and renal and/or ureteral rupture
- Radiographic features of cystitis, bladder and urethral calculi, bladder and urethral neoplasia, bladder and urethral rupture and bladder diverticula
Evaluating the Gastro-intestinal Tract
- Evaluating the stomach and radiographic anatomy and variations
- Identifying gastric foreign bodies
- [Insert point about what will be learnt on course here]
- Typical radiographic features of gastric dilation and volvulus
- Evaluating the small intestine
- Logical evaluation of changes in the size, shape, opacity and position if the small intestinal loops
- Recognising small intestinal obstruction
- Can I recognise pancreatitis from an abdominal radiograph?
- Evaluating the large intestine
- Typical radiographic features of ileo-caeco-colic intussusceptions, constipation, mega-colon and perineal hernia
- When and how should I perform gastro-intestinal contrast studies?
- What could ultrasound add to the evaluation of the gastro-intestinal tract and pancreas?
- Test yourself: Examples of commonly encountered gastro-intestinal abnormalities
MA VetMB DVDI DipECVDI MRCVS
RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Esther spent 6 years working in mixed first opinion practice in the UK, before taking up a residency in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She obtained the RCVS and European College Diplomas in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2006, and after spending 2 further years working in University referral practice, she set up her own freelance veterinary imaging service. As well as loving the practical challenges of her day-to-day work, Esther also enjoys teaching: she regularly provides small group CPD for veterinary surgeons throughout the UK and in 2010 she was appointed as a Special Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging for the University of Nottingham.
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I thought it was very thorough, with good explanations. It will help me to identify abnormalities on abdominal radiography
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Film reading and good comprehensive course notes most useful. Course will help with interpreting abdominal x-rays in practice, in particular suspect FB.