Next Steps in Abdominal Ultrasound 2021

Next Steps in Abdominal Ultrasound 2021

Two-day Fast-Track designed for vets familiar with the basics of abdominal ultrasound.

This course has been developed for vets who are doing basic ultrasonography and want to progress to the next level. It is an ideal follow on from the Introduction to Ultrasound Fast Track course.


Over this Fast Track weekend, you will learn the ‘next steps’ in ultrasonography of the abdomen. This course will see you becoming fully familiar with scanning the normal abdominal anatomy and becoming comfortable with a detailed exam.  

The program includes various tips and techniques from our imaging specialist on the landmarks to identify the pancreas, adrenal glands, peritoneal lymph nodes and more advanced scanning of the gastrointestinal tract. Followup scanning of the spleen, hepatic and urogenital systems is also covered. 

Participants will have the opportunity to practice the use of Doppler for examination of larger abdominal blood vessels.

Phantom scanning and the opportunity to learn more about invasive ultrasound diagnostics and practice biopsy techniques are also covered. 

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

Please note: Next Steps in Abdo Ultrasound is for those who have the general examination techniques and may have just mastered the fundamentals of abdominal ultrasound. Ideally this course is a follow on from the earlier Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound and is the second weekend of our Small Animal Ultrasonography Fast-Track Bundle. The following topics will have already been covered in the Introductory weekend – the physical principles of ultrasound; options for machine types – choosing a machine; machine set-up and the basics of the abdominal examination.

Course Highlights

Take your understanding
of basic ultrasound to
the next level

Next Steps in Abdominal
Ultrasound 2021

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Next Step in Abdominal Ultrasound Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Be confident in ultrasound machine setup and recording of images
  • Be aware of the commonly seen artefacts in ultrasound
  • Aim to be fully familiar with normal ultrasound appearance of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, spleen and urogenital tract
  • Understand the location and landmarks for advanced abdominal structures – pancreas, adrenals, lymph nodes
  • Be able to recognise common abnormalities of the above abdominal structures on ultrasound
  • Understand elementary use of Doppler in ultrasound examination
  • Review invasive ultrasound techniques & recommended equipment 
  • Review the above  in the hands-on, practical scanning sessions – including elementary Doppler examination
  • Practice invasive techniques and procedures on phantoms during prac sessions
Dr Alana Rosenblatt BVSc (Hons) MPhil MANZCVS DACVR
Alana Rosenblatt

Dr Alana Rosenblatt BVSc (Hons) MPhil MANZCVS DACVR

Alana graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 2005. After graduation, she worked at the UQ Veterinary Teaching Hospital at St. Lucia for several years in various roles.

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