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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.

The course is broken into modules which deal with:

  • imaging in the vomiting patient
  • the usefulness of imaging for evaluation of viscera
  • imaging of the urogenital tract

Listen to tutor Zoe Lenard tell you more about this course -

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

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Improve your knowledge and expertise in the technical aspects of veterinary radiography that contribute to image formation (Introductory Module)
  • 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. Compulsory Introductory Module*
  2. Gastrointestinal Tract
  3. Abdominal Viscera and Cavities
  4. The Urogenital System
*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.


Course Delivery

This online course comes with:

  • A set of detailed written notes, images and videos
  • Self-assessed quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding
  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and tutors
  • A monthly assignment based on case studies and technical skills. Individual feedback and explanations will be provided by your tutors
  • A - day workshop to put into practice the knowledge you have gained by working through case studies and technical skills


This distance education course includes an optional 1-day workshop held in Sydney. Date of workshop is 5 November 2021.

*Note: if travel restrictions impact on workshops running as face to face events, arrangements will be made for an online alternative.

Diagnostic Imaging Program

This course is part of our year-long Diagnostic Imaging Program which has been broken down into 3 more manageable parts: Abdominal, Musculoskeletal and Thoracic Imaging.


Each is a discrete unit on its own but together they form a formidable Imaging educational program. The introductory imaging module is completed only once when you enrol in the first unit; units may be completed in any order.

The other units are:
Diagnostic Imaging: Thoracic, commencing February 2022
Diagnostic Imaging: Musculoskeletal, commencing June 2022

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*
  Non-member / eMember
  Super Early Bird Early Bird Full  Rate Full  Rate
Abdominal Imaging excl. Intro module $1956 $2010 $2065 $2174
Abdominal Imaging incl. Intro module $2575 $2646 $2718 $2862

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

Loyalty DE Discount: If you have completed 2 or more (or all 3 Diagnostic Imaging or Dermatology) Distance Education courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on the next Distance Education course/s. 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 [email protected] 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 a post-gra...


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