Clinical Diagnostic Imaging

2 credit hours | Virtual Rotation for 4th Year Veterinary Students | Available May 8th
Overview

This course is heavily case-based -- just like a face-to-face clinical rotation is -- and uses over 40 imaging cases selected by board-certified radiologists, to ensure learners are prepared to interpret and diagnose the most common diseases presenting to an entry-level small animal veterinarian.

 Course Utilizes a Curated Library of Clinical Cases to Cover

  • The most common radiographic diseases of dogs and cats 
  • Clinically-Relevant fundamentals of radiography 
  • Normal radiographic anatomy, including breed and species variants 
  • All Body Systems

View the full Syllabus here

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to deliver a 100% online diagnostic imaging rotation.  By the end of this course, students will learn how to safely take radiographs, and master interpreting common diagnostic imaging cases.    

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnose common small animal diseases from radiographs 
  • Integrate radiographic findings with patient signalment, history and presentation 
  • How to take high-quality diagnostic radiographs 
  • Identify the safety concerns surrounding medical image acquisition 
  • Compare and contrast different imaging modalities as they relate to clinical cases 
  • Identify normal and abnormal clinically-relevant anatomical structures on a radiograph 
  • Appreciate the breadth of normal anatomical variants in veterinary radiographs 
  • Become familiar with reviewing a formal radiology report 

Enrollment

Academic departments wishing to enroll their students, please contact the i-Learning Center at ilearningvetmed@illinois.edu.

 

Class Instructor
DVM, MS, DACVP
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