Small Animal Ultrasonography (2019)

16/03/2019

15 Participants

8.30 – 16.30

Brisbane & Online

This popular modular program is delivered over 8 sessions and includes 8 half day practical sessions.

Program

This program teaches practical animal ultrasonography in a comprehensive way, designed for those in small animal practice wishing to advance their knowledge and skills. The course provides a good level of knowledge in the principles and practice of animal ultrasonography. Each module is highly practical and includes hands on scanning and instruction on improving scanning techniques in a practice situation.

Improve International are a pioneer in the concept of advanced veterinary courses in Australia and New Zealand. Improve provides more than 1,000 days of training per year, with more than 350 speakers in six different languages. Our mission is to offer top quality training to veterinarians in Australia and New Zealand. Our structured, logical and progressive training allows the attendants to develop their own skills and knowledge under the supervision of the most highly qualified specialists in each discipline including ultrasound training Australia.


Inclusions

  • Access to an online learning platform for case discussion and additional learning material
  • Comprehensive course notes for each module
  • Refreshments are available throughout the day and lunch is included on all modules

Speakers

Dr Sue Ramoo BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (Internal Medicine)
Dr Bruce Mackay BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Dr John M. Angles BVSc, BSc(Vet), MVS, PhD, MANZCVS, DECVIM-CA
Dr Alana Rosenblatt BVSc (Hons), MPhil, MANZCVS, DACVR

Tutors

Dr Gerardo Poli BVSc (Hons Class 1) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Venue

RSPCA Animal Care Campus

Speaker: Dr Sue Ramoo BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (Internal Medicine)

Tutor: Dr Gerardo Poli BVSc (Hons Class 1) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Key Learning objectives:

  • Apply the physics and principles of ultrasound
  • Become familiar with machine settings, to optimise image quality and avoid artefacts
  • Brief review of ultrasound machines and how to choose one
  • Review general examination techniques with focus on the abdomen
  • Start basic abdominal scanning and technique development

Speaker: Dr Sue Ramoo BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (Internal Medicine)

Tutor: Dr Gerardo Poli BVSc (Hons Class 1) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Key Learning objectives:

  • Revise normal anatomy and physiology of the abdominal organs
  • Review the normal ultrasonographic appearance of the liver, spleen, gall bladder and gastrointestinal tract and associated landmarks
  • Revise using ultrasound to identify abnormalities of the liver, spleen and gastrointestinal tract
  • Review the normal ultrasonographic appearance of the reproductive tract and urinary tract
  • Perform ultrasonography of the reproductive tract and urinary tract
  • Obtain the useful ultrasonographic measurements needed to make diagnoses

Speaker: Dr Bruce Mackay BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Tutor: Dr Gerardo Poli BVSc (Hons Class 1) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Lectures will aid you in gaining confidence in distinguishing between pathology and normal variation in organs such as the liver and spleen. A significant amount of time will be spent improving your practical ultrasonographic skills

  • Case examples will allow you to put your new ultrasound interpretation skills to practice and guidance is given on what to record in an ultrasound report
  • Continue with ultrasonographic diagnosis of diseases of the abdomen

Speaker: Dr Bruce Mackay BVSc FANZCVS (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Tutor: Dr Gerardo Poli BVSc (Hons Class 1) MVS (Small Animal Practice) MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Lectures will aid you in gaining confidence in distinguishing between pathology and normal variation in organs such as the liver and spleen. A significant amount of time will be spent improving your practical ultrasonographic skills

  • Case examples will allow you to put your new ultrasound interpretation skills to practice and guidance is given on what to record in an ultrasound report
  • Continue with ultrasonographic diagnosis of diseases of the abdomen

Dr John M. Angles BVSc, BSc(Vet), MVS, PhD, MANZCVS, DECVIM-CA

Key Learning objectives:

  • Become familiar with machine
  • settings for the  recording of thoracic images
  • Revise the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the thorax excluding the heart
  • Appreciate the applications of T-Fast scanning
  • Recognise the ultrasonographic changes and common diseases of the thoracic wall, pleural cavity and mediastinum
  • Review practical scanning of the thoracic organs and echocardiographic measurements

Dr John M. Angles BVSc, BSc(Vet), MVS, PhD, MANZCVS, DECVIM-CA

Key Learning objectives:

  • Recognise the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the heart
  • Perform an echocardiographicexamination and diagnosis of acquired and congenital heart disease
  • The theory and use of spectral Doppler and colour-flow Doppler echocardiography
  • Review the use of two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography
  • Obtain the useful ultrasonographic measurements needed to make a diagnosis

Dr Alana Rosenblatt BVSc (Hons), MPhil, MANZCVS, DACVR

Key Learning objectives:

  • Review clinically useful ultrasound physics and artefacts
  • Review the normal ultrasonographic appearance of the pancreas, biliary tract and adrenal glands
  • Review the normal ultrasonographic appearance of the great vessels and intra-abdominal lymph nodes
  • Appreciate the ultrasonographic changes associated with the common diseases of the above
  • Perform elementary Doppler techniques and shunt evaluation
  • Practise ultrasound guided interventions including percutaneous biopsy techniques and aspiration using a phantom

Dr Alana Rosenblatt BVSc (Hons), MPhil, MANZCVS, DACVR

  • Recognise the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the thyroid gland, lymph nodes and salivary glands
  • Interpret ultrasonographic changes associated with diseases of the above
  • Understand the applications of ultrasound in examining the eye
  • Practical scanning session of the extra-abdominal/extra-thoracic systems
  • Global review of program with emphasis on practical scanning of the abdomen and features of major abdominal diseases


Prices and booking

  • Payment in full A$6,990.00
  • Monthly instalments A$612.00 x 12

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