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 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.
12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.
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.