C–VDI.5 Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging B

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Course Format: Distance learning, assessment only - encouraging independent, adult-centred, self-directed learning

Enrolment: Oct - June

Assessment: Case report and exam

Timetable: March - September

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£650.00 module fee

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About this course

At the end of the module, candidates should be able to:

  • Recognise and describe normal radiographic anatomy – candidates should possess a detailed knowledge of the normal radiographic anatomy of the horse and its variation with breed and age
  • Make appropriate use of contrast media – understand the nature of the more frequently used media and indications for their use; the procedures for performing basic contrast techniques
  • Apply the principles of radiological interpretation – the recognition of tissue types; formation of shadowgraphs; effects of superimposition and multiple shadows.  Changes in opacity, size, shape, position and function of organs.  The use of simple positional and contrast aids to elucidate radiographic problems.  The applications of these basic principles to the evaluation of radiological signs in relation to clinical problems
  • Understand the principles and apply diagnostic ultrasonography in veterinary practice – physical principles of ultrasound, image production, display modes, artefacts, normal ultrasound appearance of the major organs (heart, lung, liver, kidney, spleen, intestine, bladder), recognition of major alterations to the normal architecture of these organs and the possible diagnostic significance of these changes
  • Understand the principles of and the indications for scintigraphy, MRI and CT in the horse, including basic image interpretation.

Dagmar Berner, Dr.med.vet. DipECVDI MRCVS
Lecturer in Equine Diagnostic Imaging
The Royal Veterinary College

Large Animal Radiologist, European Veterinary Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging