Training course 16: Ultrasonography and endoscopy in companion animals (small animals and sport horses)

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
8
Max ECTS
128
Overall hours
SSD
VET/03 VET/05 VET/06 VET/08 VET/09 VET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide key informations related to diagnostic ultrasonography and endoscopy in companion animals (small animals and sport horses). Theoretical and practical guidelines regarding the operating techniques and the identification of the main clinical pictures will be provided.
Students should demonstrate to know how to perform ultrasonographic and endoscopic procedures in different species and should be able to identify the principal alterations of ultrasonographic and endoscopic images.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Clinical Rotation
VET/03 - VETERINARY PATHOLOGY - University credits: 0
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 0
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 0
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 0
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 0
VET/10 - VETERINARY CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 64 hours
Equine endoscopy
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Ferrucci Francesco
Equine Ultrasonography
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Zucca Enrica
Small animal endoscopy
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Gualtieri Massimo
Small animals Ultrasonography
VET/08 - VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE - University credits: 1
Practicals: 16 hours
Professor: Faverzani Stefano
Small animals Ultrasonography
Syllabus
Physical principles and instrumentation of diagnostic ultrasound
Artifacts
Artefatti in ecografia
Enhancement
Shadowing
Reverberation
Refraction
Mirror image artifact
Side-lobe artifact
Slice thickness artifact
Abdominal ultrasound scanning techniques
Ultrasonographic features of the liver and biliary system
Ultrasonographic features of the spleen
Ultrasonographic features of the lymph-nodes
Ultrasonographic features of the urinary tract
Ultrasonographic features of the pancreas
Ultrasonographic features of the gastrointestinal tract
Ultrasonographic features of the reproductive tract
Advanced techniques in ultrasonography: ultrasound contrast agents
Ultrasound-guided biopsy
Abdominal fluid, masses, peritoneal cavity and great vessels thrombosis
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi