Learning outcomes of the course unit
The purpose of the course is to allow the student to improve the learning of the theoretical course of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, to verify the knowledge of radiographic technique and film reading.
Course contents summary
The First part of the practical exercitations concerns the basic approach to X-rays machine, radiographic technique, screen-film systems, digital systems, and computed tomography. The second part concerns the practical approach to the ultrasonographic examination, setting of the ultrasound machine, probe selection, elements of ultrasonographic anatomy of the abdominal organs, with practical training on canine and feline patients. The third part concerns film reading sessions, with radiologic and computed tomographic practical cases, applying systematic approach to the images and hints on how to write a report.
Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology sixth edition. D.E. Thrall editor.
Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound second edition. Nyland Tg, Mattoon JS editors.
Practical exercitations, divided by groups
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course consists of an oral examination. Through questions concerning the practical content of the course will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the content. Through questions regarding the radiographic technique, patient positioning and projections of the anatomical regions will be determined whether the student has achieved the knowledge.