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Nicosia, Cyprus









This course is accredited by ESVPS and allows you to achieve the General Practitioner title.
Small Animal Ultrasound




Small Animal Ultrasound

General Practitioner Certificate in Ultrasound



Introduction


Technological developments in recent years have led to rapid advances in veterinary ultrasonography.  Meanwhile the importance of echography and echocardiography examinations in veterinary medicine has also grown as these techniques offer the accurate diagnosis required to support a successful surgical or therapeutic intervention.

This programme in Small Animal Ultrasonography comprises 14 modules, focusing on thoracic and abdominal ultrasound examinations and echocardiography.  Numbers are strictly limited to ensure that each delegate has sufficient opportunity to discuss content with the lecturer and to practice using the equipment during the practical sessions.


Module 1  (Practical) - Ultrasonography I, Part I: Introduction to Ultrasonography
02-12-2018
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)

Physics and principles of ultrasonography;
Ultrasound machine and transducers, machine controls, criteria when choosing an ultrasound machine;
Artefacts;
Preparing patient and machine;
Liver, gallbladder, hepatic vasculature and spleen (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers.

Module 2  (Practical) - Ultrasonography I, Part II: Gastrointestinal tract, Liver, Spleen, Pancreas
03-12-2018
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)

Gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and lymph nodes (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance,
main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers
Urinary tract, adrenal glands and male and female reproductive system (anatomical localisation,
physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers,
pregnancy examination

Module 3  (Practical) - Ultrasonography I, Part III: Lymph nodes, Urinary tract, Reproductive tract
04-12-2018
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Panagiotis Mantis (DVM, Diplom. ECVDI, FHEA, MRCVS)

Pattern recognition on ultrasound - Liver, gallbladder, hepatic vasculature and spleen, Gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, Urinary tract, adrenal glands and male and female reproductive system.
Complete abdominal protocol on vascular markers and anatomical localization.

Module 4  (Practical) - Ultrasonography II, Part I: Complete abdomen and Major Vessels, Doppler techniques
07-06-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Abby Caine (VetMB BA CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS)

• Abdominal lymph nodes, peritonial and retroperitonial space
• Imaging the critical patient
• Sonographic presentation of portal vein caudal vena cava and aorta
• Introduction of Doppler techniques (Colour, PW and CW), how to use it for abdominal ultrasonography, semiquantitive indices, resistive Index (RI), pulsatility index (PI)
• Applications: RI and PI of kidneys and lymph nodes, aortic thromboembolism, diagnosis of portal hypertension, basic techniques to identify a portosystemic shunt

Module 5  (Practical) - Ultrasonography II, Part II: Special techniques including elastography and contrast ultrasonography; Biopsies, FNA, Sample collection, Evaluation of tumors
08-06-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Abby Caine (VetMB BA CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS)

• Contrast ultrasonography: basic principles and applications
• Elastography: basic principles and applicationsUltrasound-guided biopsy, fine needle aspiration techniques, cystography, abdominocentesis and thoracocentesis
• Evaluation of tumors with ultrasonography, staging

Module 6  (Practical) - Ultrasonography II, Part III: Neck, Eye, Musculoskeletal system, Thoracic structures (except heart)
09-06-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Abby Caine (VetMB BA CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS)

• Ultrasonography of the neck: lymph nodes, salivary glands, larynx and thyroid glands (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers
• Ultrasonography of the eye and retrobulbar space (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers
• Ultrasonography of the musculoskeletal system: shoulder, common calcaneal tendon (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance)
• Ultrasonography of thoracic structures (except heart):, pleural space, thoracic wall, lungs, diaphragm and mediastinum (anatomical localisation, physiological appearance, main diseases, pathological changes in appearance), vascular markers

Module 7  (Practical) - Echocardiography I Part I: Introduction to Echocardiography
19-09-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Babis Koffas (DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)

Introduction of the technique, configuration of the equipment, measurements and assessment of ventricles, how to position the patient
Echocardiography approaches: right parasternal, left parasternal and subcostal views
Interactive discussion of sectional planes
Echocardiographic examination report

Module 8  (Practical) - Echocardiography I Part II: M and B Mode echocardiography protocols
20-09-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Babis Koffas (DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)

Usefulness of the M mode. Use, applications and main errors. Standardization of cuts and artefacts that affect measurements.
Measurements and cardic indexes (ratios, shortening fraction, ejection fraction, …). Clinical utility in diagnostics and follow up of the main cardiac diseases in dogs and cats.
Right side and M mode (cuts and measurements).
Systematic in the ecocardio protocol (cuts, measurements and indexes).
B mode complete protocol in the dog.

Module 9  (Practical) - Echocardiography II Part I: Doppler, Diagnosis and follow-up of acquired diseases I
21-09-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Babis Koffas (DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)

Doppler settings in cardiology. Doppler types, colored, CW-doppler an PW-doppler
Valvulopathies in dogs, therapeutic approach to pathologies of the mitral valve (ACVIM Consensus
Statement)
Evaluate Valves, blood volume and speed, diagnostic protocol and monitoring
Endocardiosis and Endocarditis
Pericardial pathologies and cardiac tumors

Module 10  (Practical) - Echocardiography II Part II: Doppler, Diagnosis and follow-up of acquired diseases II
22-09-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Babis Koffas (DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS)

Dilated cardiomyopathy, European guidelines about echocardiographical diagnosis and prognosis,
Feline cardiomyopathy – diagnostic approach
Pulmonary hypertension, heartworms
Complete diagnostic protocol of dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, assessment of pulmonary
hypertension

Module 11  (Practical) - Echocardiography III Part I: Complete echocardiographic protocol,Congenital diseases I
05-12-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Vassiliki Gouni (DVM, PhD, DECVIM-Cardiology)

Haemodynamic, pressure gradients and how to use those informations for echocardiography,
complete echocardiographic protocol (measurements, indices, lines, gradients)
Congenital cardiac diseases, circumstances of volume overload, PDA, VSD, ASD, congenital
malfunction in grown up dogs
Pulmonary hypertension, Eisenmenger Syndrome, evaluation of diastolic function
Patented diagnostic protocol of ductus arteriosus, use of contrast agents microbubbles for diagnostic
of permeability of the ventricles

Module 12  (Practical) - Echocardiography III Part II: Complete echocardiographic protocol, Congenital diseases II
06-12-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Vassiliki Gouni (DVM, PhD, DECVIM-Cardiology)

Congential cardiac diseases, malfunctions because of pressure overload (aortic stenosis, pulmonic
stenosis), Fallot Tetralogy
Diagnostic approach and prognostic evaluation for stenosis. Evaluation of gradients and sectional
planes for all circumstances
Oesophageal echocardiography – when and why?
Introduction to interventional heart surgery

Module 13  (Practical) - Echocardiography IV Part I: Advanced Echocardiography I
07-12-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Vassiliki Gouni (DVM, PhD, DECVIM-Cardiology)

Echocardiographic case reports, problem-oriented
Advanced calculations of pressure gradients with the Doppler, through case reports
Measurements, gold standard, special representations, “cool echo cases“

Module 14  (Practical) - Echocardiography IV Part II: Advanced Echocardiography II
08-12-2019
Nicosia - Cyprus

Speaker
Vassiliki Gouni (DVM, PhD, DECVIM-Cardiology)

Assessment of diastolic function
Role of echocardiography in question if diagnosing and staging of acquired heart diseases in dogs

Prices **

If you are member of any of the following associations please contact us. You might be eligible for a voucher.

   - Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society (HCAVS)
   - Pancyprian Veterinary Association (PVA)
   - Israel Companion Animal Veterinary Association (ICAVA)

Course

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Register before 02-11-2018

 
1 - Payment in full 6200.00€
 
2 - 25% Deposit +
     3 x instalments
1705.00€ +
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3 - 25% Deposit +
     11 x instalments
1364.00€ +
496.00€ x 11 instalments***
 

Book after 02-11-2018

 
1 - Payment in full 6400.00€
 
2 - 25% Deposit +
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1760.00€ +
1760.00€ x 3 instalments*
 
3 - 25% Deposit +
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1408.00€ +
512.00€ x 11 instalments***
 
 
* First deposit to reserve place in the course and other installments payable one month before each block of modules
 
** All delegates will be charged VAT by default.
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*** First deposit to reserve place in the course and other installments payable one per month.
 


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