Abdominal Ultrasound - The Basics - Ireland - 29th November 2019

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Course information

This one-day course is aimed at veterinary surgeons with little experience of diagnostic ultrasound and those who feel they could get much more from their ultrasound machine for both basic abdominal and basic echocardiography.

The day will be a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions, with emphasis on getting as much hands-on time as possible. Topics covered will include basic ultrasound physics and machine setup, indications for abdominal ultrasonography, practical ultrasonography of the liver and gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder and GI tract. Indications for echocardiography and equipment needed, the basic echocardiographic 2D views and their interpretation.


Learning Objectives

  • Basic ultrasound physics – understand how it all works and know the limitations
  • Get to know the machine, what to do with all the buttons and how can they help us
  • Indications – why and when to use ultrasound in practice
  • A logical approach – perform a methodical abdominal ultrasound exam
  • The normal abdomen – specific information on each of the organ systems to be examined (liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder and GI tract)
  • Why and when to use echocardiography in practice
  • A logical approach – how to perform a basic, right-sided echo exam
  • Identify normal abnormal
  • Put it into practice – get stuck in!


09.00 - 09.30 Registration and coffee
09.30 – 11.00 Abdominal Ultrasound lecture
11.00 – 11.30 Demo with Emma Tobin
11.30 – 13.00 Practical session
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Intro to Echo-cardiology 2D
15.30 – 16.00 Demo 
16.00 – 17.30 Practical session
17.30  Finish

Requirements on the day
You will need to bring a subject to scan with you, preferably a dog. If you cannot do this, please contact us before booking. 
You can bring your own machine with you to use, but this is not essential as there will be plenty of machines to practice on. Please let us know if you are bringing your own machine. 



29th November 2019


Emma Tobin MVB, MVM, CVR, Dip.ECVDI  



IMV imaging

Unit 2, Block 3,
City North Business Campus,
Gormanston, Co. Meath,
K32 ER81,



IMV imaging customers IE: £350 / €420
Non-IMV imaging customers IE: £400 / €480

For booking or payment enquiries please contact [email protected].


CPD Points

7 hours CPD/10 CVE points for day


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3. Your Animals

We do require a minimum of 4 dogs to run the ultrasound courses.

If you cannot bring any dogs, please call us on +44(0)1506 460 023 to discuss your booking.

4. Your Booking

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Please contact [email protected] before proceeding with payment if you have a complimentary course place or discount to apply to your booking.

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