Veterinary Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will have to reach a good level of knowledge and understanding regarding the different imaging techniques discussed, the student itself will have to apply knowledge and understanding in giving indication on which is/are the best imaging technique/s to be considered for different clinical cases.
Students are requested to reach a good level of knowledge and understanding of the radiological signs that should be considered in x-ray film reading of different anatomical regions. In this way, students will have to apply their knowledge and understanding for the correct evaluation of the radiological signs, in order to reach a correct diagnosis.
Anatomy, physiology and general pathology knowlwdge
Course contents summary
General topics will be discussed: ionizing radiation, x-ray unit, radiographic images: analogic and digital acquisition system, radioprotection, radiographic projection in small and large animal, ultrasonography, basic principle of CT, RMN, Scintigraphy. Indications for a correct approach in x-ray films reading will be given for thorax/abdomen/bone radiology.
Thrall DE. Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 6th Ed., Elsiever, 2013
MC Muhlbauer and SK Kneller: Radiography of the dog and cat: guide to making and interpreting radiographs. 2013, Wiley-Blackell
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral/practical examination : students will be asked to demonstrate that they have reached a good level of knowledge and understanding regarding the different diagnostic imaging techniques , and they will be requested to discuss a x-ray films reading session. They will be requested to apply their knowledge and understanding.