Abdominal ultrasonography online

Key Information

On Site e-CPD

On Site Online course with optional practical day

CPD Hours: 26 hours

Course Length: Up to 26 for online course

Course Format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include online presentations, electronic course notes, practical exercises, self-assessment quizzes and discussion forums in which participants review and discuss clinical material with their colleagues and the tutor

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28 Feb - 10 Apr 22

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I hadn’t realised how much practical teaching would be provided online and was really impressed at the level and quality of this.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Understand the basic physics of diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Be familiar with common ultrasound artefacts. How to identify them and how to correct them or use them for your interpretation.
  • Learn how to set the ultrasound machine for an examination and the options you have for recording images and clips.
  • Review and become familiar with the normal ultrasonographic appearance of the major abdominal organs of the dog and cat.
  • Learn the technique to perform a basic abdominal ultrasound examination.
  • Learn the technique and how to practice ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirates and biopsies.
About this course

Would you like to start to build your ultrasound knowledge and skills from the comfort of your own computer?

This online course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to perform a basic abdominal ultrasonographic examination. The online course is followed by an optional practical session (8 CPD hours) on Wednesday 18th May 2022 at the RVC (limited to 20 participants). Please note: We are hoping to deliver this course on Wednesday 18th May however due to the ongoing pandemic and wider implications on the RVC we can not take bookings at this time. In the meantime please register your interest with us and we will contact you when the course is bookable.

Why do this course?
At the end of the course you will have developed techniques and a structured approach to allow you to perform a basic abdominal ultrasound in a dog or cat.

Book offer:  As a registered delegate on the Abdominal ultrasonography online course we are offering the opportunity to purchase Pete Mantis' Practical small animal ultrasonography: Abdomen book with a 25% discount. Usually selling for 78€ RRP (£68 approx.), you can purchase the book for £55 (including postage to a UK address). To order your book, please click on this link.

Please note if you want purchase the book but live outside the UK, please contact the CPD Unit on 01707 666865 or cpd@rvc.ac.uk to get P&P costs.

For more information on the book, please see Practical small animal ultrasonography: Abdomen

Course notes
In line with the RVC’s environmental policy we are trying to reduce our use of paper, therefore we will not be supplying printed course notes. The course notes will be available electronically as a downloadable pdf on the course which can be printed.


Head of Diagnostic Imaging, Dick White Referrals
Honorary Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, Nottingham University

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