Full course description
In this diagnostic imaging course for clinical year veterinary students, our team of board-certified radiologists, cardiologists, surgeons, neurologists, and other specialists will teach learners to integrate radiographic findings with patient signalment, history, and presentation from the comfort of their own homes. This course is heavily case-based, similar to a face-to-face clinical rotation and uses over 40 imaging cases selected by board-certified radiologists, to ensure learners are prepared to interpret and diagnose the most common diseases presenting to an entry-level small animal veterinarian.
The important fundamentals of radiography are reviewed, including the principles behind imaging modalities, high-quality image acquisition, and radiation safety. Specialists also present the critical aspects of radiology, including image interpretation, differential list generation, and diagnosis using the curated library of clinical cases.
All body systems are covered in this comprehensive course, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, and hepatic, in addition to others. The use of radiographs is most heavily utilized in clinical cases; however, students are exposed to other modalities including ultrasound, CT, and MRI.
It's a self-paced course. You are expected to spend 32 hours finishing it.
What You'll Learn
- Take high-quality diagnostic radiographs
- Identify the safety concerns surrounding medical image acquisition
- Identify normal and abnormal clinically-relevant anatomical structures on a radiograph
- Appreciate the breadth of normal anatomical variants in veterinary radiographs
- Integrate radiographic findings with patient signalment, history, and presentation
- Diagnose common small animal diseases from radiographs
- Become familiar with reviewing a formal radiology report
- Compare and contrast different imaging modalities as they relate to clinical cases