Small animal veterinary computed tomography online: Technology, thorax, abdomen and vascular applications


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Key Areas

  • Practical review of CT technology
  • Thoracic CT: Normal anatomy and disease of: thoracic wall, pleura, mediastinum and lungs, thoracic cardiovascular system
  • Introduction to thoracic vascular CT angiography
  • Abdominal CT: Normal anatomy and disease of: abdominal wall, liver and spleen, urogenital tract, peritoneum and retroperitoneum, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, adrenal glands and lymph nodes
  • Introduction to abdominal vascular CT angiography

CPD Hours

42 hours

Delivery Mode

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About this course

Are you using CT in your practice? Are you planning to purchase a CT? Are you referring your patient for CT?
Do you want to understand what the CT hype is all about?

This online course will help you to understand the CT technology and the diagnostic utilization of CT in thoracic and abdominal imaging, including abdominal and thoracic CT angiography. It will equip you with the knowledge to successfully integrate CT in your small animal veterinary practice – onsite or offsite.

A review of practically applicable CT technology used in small animals will lay the foundation for understanding the information displayed on CT images and also help to optimise image acquisition for practitioners who have a CT unit onsite.

Discovering the normal cross-sectional regional anatomy of the thorax and abdomen and further work through cases in light of applicable diseases will strengthen your diagnostic approach when utilising CT exams or recommending referral of a small animal patient for CT exam for suspected thoracic and abdominal disease. Practical review of the vascular anatomy and CT angiography techniques for the thorax and abdomen will allow you to take your knowledge one step further!

Why do this course? 
This course will help you to utilize CT on or off site and build your confidence in performing and interpreting CT studies in dogs and cats.

Course details
Course format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include course notes, supplementary reading, quizzes, case assessments, moving images and discussion forums in which participants review and discuss cases with their colleagues and the tutor
Course length: Seven weeks


Randi Drees, PhD DipACVR (Radiology, Radiation Oncology) DipECVDI add RadOncol MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging
The Royal Veterinary College