Advanced small animal ultrasound: Finding the small parts
This course will support the small animal practitioner interested in ultrasonography to take their small animal ultrasound skills to the next level. The course will help to refine scanning techniques for advanced applications in the abdomen and neck. Normal ultrasonographic anatomy and commonly encountered ultrasonographic findings in these regions will be introduced.
To get the most from this course participants should have attended other ultrasound courses and be reasonably confident in their basic ultrasound skills in evaluating the abdominal organs – liver and gallbladder, spleen, kidney, urinary bladder and gastrointestinal tract.
The two days of the course will provide a combination of lectures and guided practical scanning sessions.
- Finding small parts in the abdomen – adrenals, lymph nodes, pancreas
- Ultrasound of the neck – larynx, thyroid, parathyroid and lymph nodes
- Doppler ultrasonography – evaluating abdominal vasculature with focus on the hepatic vessels, introduction to the shunt hunt
- Tissue sampling – fine needle aspiration and biopsy techniques
- Review of the larger abdominal organs focusing on sticky points – pylorus, ureters and ureterovesical junction