Fifty shades of grey: Making sense of small abdominal ultrasound
Ellesmere Road, Albrighton
Speaker: Esther Barrett
Fees: BSAVA Member £246.00
Non Member £369.00
This course is designed for veterinary surgeons in mixed practice who would like a logical introduction to small animal abdominal ultrasound,
We will begin the day by reviewing the basics of ultrasound physics – it doesn’t sound exciting, but some understanding about the physics of image production will enable you to significantly improve your ultrasound image quality.
We will then consider some of the more general points about practical ultrasound scanning, including optimum patient preparation, selection of appropriate acoustic windows, choice of ultrasound transducer, basic techniques of moving the transducer and the recognition of artefacts.
Having covered the basics, we will look at the main abdominal organs and organ systems – the liver & spleen, uro-genital tract and gastro-intestinal tract – in more detail. For each organ / organ system, we will discuss how to obtain the best possible images, review the normal ultrasonographic anatomy and consider the various abnormalities that may be recognised in the presence of disease.*
Small animal ultrasound is an invaluable non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique, and this course aims to give delegates the confidence to use ultrasound on a regular basis as part of their routine diagnostic work-ups.