Companion Animal Diagnostic Imaging - Cross Sectional Imaging, CT and MRI

Course content

The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge on the digital image modalities, CT and MRI. The physical principles of the two modalities will be taught as well as their indications, pros and cons. Interpretation of images from the modalities will be based on anatomical regions. Special emphasis will be placed on the thoracic CT, including cases of metastatic lesions, on the spine and vertebral column and on brains scans. The use of multiplanar reconstruction in CT will be included in the course. Conventional radiographs and special examinations (myolography etc) will be included when indicated.

The course will contain didactic components concerned with theory and practical exercises to develop and apply knowledge within CT and MRI. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring an appreciation of the indications of using these modalities and on a knowledge of their relative advantages and disadvantages.
 

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Education

This course is a specialisation course at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science. The Master is a post graduate education targeted small animal veterinarians seeking Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Learning outcome

Having completed the course, the student must be able to:

Knowledge
• Describe and demonstrate overview of the physical basis for CT and MRI imaging.
• Describe, demonstrate overview of and discuss a systematic approach used in the interpretation of images from these modalities
• Explain and reflect about the current importance of these modalities in veterinary imaging

Skills
• Recognise and name various standard projections on CT and MRI images
• Recognise, name and state common usage of selected MRI image sequences
• Recognise, name and state common usage of selected CT image reconstruction algorithms
• Make an imaging diagnosis from some common and clearly manifest diseases
 
Competences
• Use their knowledge, skills to impact on the practice of veterinary medicine in a clinical setting

A mixture of lectures, e-learning, theoretical and practical exercises. Case-study work.

Updated literature list will be posted 1 month prior to course start. The participant should have theoretical knowledge updated prior to participation.

Inclusion criteria for Master's Programme in Companion Animal Clinical Science: Degree in veterinary medicine and at least two years of relevant work experience.

SCAM13001U, SCAM13002U, SCAM13003U, SCAM13004U or one of the following certifications in Companion Animal Diseases:
• DVA in Small Animal Diseases, in Danish known as “certificeret fagdyrlæge i sygdomme hos hunde og katte”
• Swedish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Swedish known as Steg 1
• Norwegian specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Norwegian known as Specialisering i veterinærmedisin, spesialitet smådyr
• Finnish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, in Finnish known as Pieneläinsairauksien erikoiseläinlääkäri

ECTS
6 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
As part of the course the student will have to perform oral presentations and hand in a number of written exercises/cases and procedure protocols.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment

Having completed the course, the student must be able to:

Knowledge
• Describe and demonstrate overview of the physical basis for CT and MRI imaging.
• Describe, demonstrate overview of and discuss a systematic approach used in the interpretation of images from these modalities
• Explain and reflect about the current importance of these modalities in veterinary imaging

Skills
• Recognise and name various standard projections on CT and MRI images
• Recognise, name and state common usage of selected MRI image sequences
• Recognise, name and state common usage of selected CT image reconstruction algorithms
• Make an imaging diagnosis from some common and clearly manifest diseases
 
Competences
• Use their knowledge, skills to impact on the practice of veterinary medicine in a clinical setting

 

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 12
  • Theory exercises
  • 25
  • Practical exercises
  • 25
  • Preparation
  • 80
  • Exam
  • 20
  • English
  • 162