Introduction to Ultrasound 2021
Brisbane June 2021

Introduction to Ultrasound 2021

Two-day Fast Track ultrasound program designed for vets who are just getting started, with limited experience with diagnostic ultrasound.

This weekend is all about starting out with abdominal ultrasound and getting the basics right. By the end of this highly practical and hands-on Fast-track, you will walk away with the skills and confidence to start scanning patients in clinical practice. 

The Introductory weekend is aligned with the Next Steps in Ultrasound which runs later in the year – after you have had the chance to practice early skills.


Over this weekend you will learn the ‘road-map’ to the abdominal scan. Areas covered will include ultrasonography of the normal abdominal organs, including the liver, spleen, gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary tracts. The most useful ultrasonographic measurements needed in assessments and clinical diagnosis and some common pathological conditions will also be considered.

Delegates will also gain a practical understanding of the physics of ultrasound, ultrasound machine set up and how to choose an ultrasound machine for their own practice. Medical Plus provides technical support and advice on the day. 

Both days include practical ‘hands-on’ scanning, accompanying notes and resources and the opportunity to liaise closely with the internal medicine and imaging specialists involved.

Please note: This Introductory weekend is all about providing you with the general examination techniques and the fundamentals of abdominal ultrasound. Ideally this course can lead into Next Steps in Abdominal Ultrasound, which is the second weekend of our Small Animal Ultrasonography Fast-Track Bundle. No prior experience and skills in scanning are required for this beginners Fast-Track

Course Highlights

Walk away with skills and
confidence to start scanning
clinical patients.

Introduction to Ultrasound 2021

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Introduction to Ultrasound Program Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Be familiar with the principles and physics of ultrasound
  • Understand machine setup & how to hold the probe
  • Understand ideal patient preparation and positioning for abdominal ultrasound
  • Develop a structured standard approach to abdominal ultrasound
  • Become familiar with ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Become familiar with ultrasonography of the spleen, liver & gall bladder
  • Become familiar with ultrasonography of the urogenital tract
  • Be able to identify the pancreas and adrenal glands
  • Be familiar with the pathological changes that can be identified on abdominal ultrasound
  • Practise lots of hands-on practical scanning of the abdominal organs 
Dr Sue Ramoo BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (internal medicine)

Dr Sue Ramoo BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (internal medicine)

Dr Sue Ramoo graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 and worked in general practice for 2 years, in a mixed practice on the central coast of NSW. She embarked on an internship in critical care and internal medici …

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