16 May 2020

Oncology & Imaging



Day 1 - This module will introduce many of the concepts of oncology to allow you to take an active role in the cancer patients presented to your clinic. By the end of this module you should feel confident in assisting with a wide variety of cancer presentations from diagnosis through to treatment and ongoing monitoring.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the biology of cancer and paraneoplastic disease
  • Describe the principles, challenges and ethics of cancer treatment in dogs and cats
  • Outline the options for local management of tumours including surgery and radiation therapy
  • Explain how systemic management of tumours can be achieved through chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy
  • Select appropriate diagnostic methods for the investigation and management of:
    • Lymphoma
    • Mast Cell Tumours
    • Bone tumours, splenic tumours, oral tumours and selected other common tumours
  • Familiarise yourself with specific feline tumours
  • Identify and understand oncological emergencies
  • Evaluate the unique challenges of starting an oncology clinic - practicalities of administering chemotherapy and management of clients
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of drug safety, staff and owner protection

Includes a practical session of oncological cytology

Day 2 - This module will allow you to have a deeper understanding of the part imaging plays in diagnosis and monitoring of medical cases. The ability to confidently acquire diagnostic radiographs, triage patients using ultrasound and identify those patients who would benefit from advanced imaging will be of great benefit to you.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the different radiographic techniques available, their pros and cons and uses in specific situations
  • Evaluate radiographic image quality to ensure diagnostic radiographs are available for interpretation and improve your basic film reading, identifying radiographic artefacts and faults.
  • Revise contrast studies, becoming familiar with their use and the specific equipment required to perform them
  • Understand the principles of ultrasound imaging and be familiar with how to set up and maintain the ultrasound machine and probes
  • Identify specific equipment and materials required for ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Employ the principles of FAST scanning to triage emergency cases
  • Review advanced imaging (CT/MRI and scintigraphy) and their uses in diagnosis and monitoring medical cases


Comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch on the day.

Booking Options

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Full course price £660.00 £0.00 £660.00

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key Information

Oncology & Imaging
16 May 2020
17 May 2020
2 Day Course
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
David MacKenzie, Owen Davies
Price: £660.00 + VAT

Alternative Start Dates

No alternative dates at present


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.



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