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Diagnostic Imaging: Abdominal Distance Education

Diagnostic Imaging: Abdominal Distance Education

Develop an ordered and logical approach to imaging and evaluation of the abdomen.

This course focuses on a radiographic approach to abdominal imaging, but will be supplemented with discussion of other imaging modalities. The usefulness of ultrasonography will be explored for imaging abdominal viscera and, where relevant, the application of other diagnostic tools such as computer tomography (CT) will be discussed and demonstrated.

Develop an ordered approach to imaging the vomiting dog or cat and gain an appreciation for the imaging appearances of common abdominal diseases.

Dogs, cats and exotics are all discussed with tutor-written notes, case studies, self assessed quizzes and individual feedback enhancing the application of your learning. Make the most of the online forum to ask questions and share cases. Get to know your tutor and colleagues at the one-day face to face workshop.

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the benefits of using radiography to evaluate the abdomen, in the context of all imaging modalities
  • Gain an understanding of the comparative modalities (especially ultrasound, and also CT and other modalities) in abdominal imaging, and applications of each modality
  • Develop an ordered and logical approach for imaging and evaluation of the vomiting dog or cat
  • Gain an appreciation of the possible imaging appearances of common abdominal diseases including pancreatitis, liver and splenic disease, intestinal obstruction and peritoneal effusions


  1. Introductory imaging module*
  2. Gastrointestinal tract
  3. Abdominal viscera and cavities
  4. The urogenital system

This distance education course includes an optional 1-day workshop held in Sydney. Date to be confirmed.
*The introductory module is a pre-requirement for each imaging course (Thoracic, Abdominal, Musculoskeletal). If you complete the introductory module in one of the courses, you will not be required to complete it again should you register for one of the other imaging courses.

Diagnostic Imaging Program

Our year-long Diagnostic Imaging DE course has been broken down into 3 manageable and independent parts: Thoracic, Musculoskeletal and Abdominal Imaging.


Each is a discrete unit on its own but together they form a formidable imaging educational program. Each unit has an interactive workshop – a major drawcard – where you have the opportunity to apply the theory you have learnt under the watchful eye of your tutor. You also benefit from the group experience of learning with, and from, your peers.

The introductory imaging module is a prerequisite for each unit; this needs to be completed only once, prior to studying your first unit. If you enrol in all 3 units, the whole program comprises 10 modules.

What is Distance Education?

Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD

All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of each monthly module. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of monthly assignments.

Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum and attending the optional 1-day workshop to put into practice the knowledge you have gained by working through case studies and technical skills.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Pay as you learn

Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a AU$1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We'll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional AU$250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

Course fees Member* Super Early Bird Member* Early Bird Member* Full  Rate Non-member Rate 
Abdominal Imaging $1956 $2010 $2065 $2174
Compulsory Imaging Module $619 $636 $653 $688

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.

Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms. To redeem your discount contact the CVE via email or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).

Note: Compulsory introductory imaging module only needs to be completed once. If you enrol in other parts of the CVE Diagnostic Imaging program you will not be required to complete this module again.

Distance Education
Sunday, 01 August 2021 to
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
135 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
31 Dec 2020
Early Bird
30 Apr 2021

Delivered Online

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Dr Zoe M. Lenard
Zoe Lenard
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Radiology)
Dr Zoe M. Lenard
Zoe Lenard
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Radiology)
Zoe Lenard is a dynamic radiologist with a passion for connection and excellence in both the radiology and veterinary community. She has extensive teaching experience at both the u...


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