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Diagnostic Imaging

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

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Date: Monday 15th July, 2024 - Friday 23rd August, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 15 hour(s)
Cost: £255

Week 1 - Radiation Physics and Safety

Understand the properties of x-rays
Explain how an x-ray tube works
Explain how digital x-ray systems work
Explain the risks of working with radiation
Explain the principles of radiation protection and how this is implemented in veterinary practice


Week 2 - Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology in Small Animal Patients

Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the thorax
Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the abdomen
Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the spine
Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the thoracic limb
Understand the normal radiographic anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic limbs


Week 3 - Radiographic Techniques (Positioning and Contrast Studies)

Understand and implement the optimum positioning for thoracic radiographs
Understand and implement the optimum positioning for abdominal radiographs
Understand and implement the optimum positioning for spinal radiographs
Understand and implement the optimum positioning for pelvic
Understand and implement the optimum positioning for thoracic limb radiographs
Understand and implement the optimum positioning for pelvic limb radiographs
Explain specialised orthopaedic views (TTA / TPLO / stressed / flexed / extended)
Understand contrast media and its usage Describe contrast and dynamic studies (IVU / retrograde urethrocystogram/angiography)


Week 4 - MRI and CT – Physics and Safety

Describe the basic principles of how CT works
Describe the basic principles of how MRI works
Explain safety concerns when working with CT
Explain safety concerns when working with MRI
Compare differences between CT and MRI


Week 5 - MRI Techniques and Acquisition

Understand how to position small animal patients for spinal imaging
Understand how to position small animal patients for brain imaging
Explain which sequences are commonly utilised in small animal imaging Understand commonly seen MRI artefacts


Week 6 - CT Techniques and Acquisition

Understand how to position small animal patients for commonly performed CT studies (Spine / Thorax / Abdomen / Elbow)
Explain which reconstruction algorithms can be utilised and when
Understand commonly seen CT artefacts


Tutor: Ash Moors
Date: 15th July - 23rd August 2024
Cost: £255 +vat
Length: 6 weeks
CPD: 15 hours
Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

15 hours

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