Introduction to Echocardiography 2021

Introduction to Echocardiography 2021

This fast-track weekend course gives the hands-on skills you need to perform basic echocardiography and cardiac ultrasound.

Do you have some ultrasound skills but are not confident with anything ‘above the diaphragm?’ Would you like to be able to assess that newly diagnosed  murmur?

This course covers both ultrasound theory and practical sessions of the basic cardiac ultrasound & includes:

  • Optimal machine settings and patient preparation 
  • M-Mode and B-Mode two dimensional examinations 
  • Doppler – what it means and how to use it in practice
  • How to obtain useful echocardiographic measures for decision making 
  • How to diagnose the common acquired valvular diseases in the dog 
  • Useful measures in valve disease that can help with decision making on the ‘murmur’ dog
  • Useful measures in the myocardium for disease


This Fast-Track weekend is aimed at building skills – with the morning sessions spent on theory and afternoon sessions on practical scanning.

Course Highlights

Develop hands on skills to
perform basic echocardiography
and cardiac ultrasound

Introduction to Echocardiography 2021

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Introduction to Echocardiography Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the ultrasound machine settings for the  recording of thoracic images
  • Revise the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the thorax excluding the heart
  • Be familiar with the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the heart
  • Become familiar with the abnormalities and ultrasonographic of acquired and congenital heart disease
  • Be familiar with the theory and use of spectral Doppler and colour-flow Doppler echocardiography
  • Be able to define the useful echocardiographic measurements needed to make a diagnosis of commonly seen cardiac diseases
  • Perform an echocardiographic examination 
  • Review the use of two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography
  • Be able to get the useful measurements required to make preliminary evaluations of the heart

Course Speakers

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Dr John Angles graduated in 1988 with honours from the University of Sydney and worked for five years in small animal practice in Canberra, before completing a small animal medicine residency at the University of Califor …

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