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Diagnostic Imaging: Musculoskeletal Distance Education

Diagnostic Imaging: Musculoskeletal Distance Education

Beyond broken bones - Increase your diagnostic accuracy and confidence.

This comprehensive course will take your understanding of musculoskeletal imaging and pathology to a new level. Learn to refine the quality of your digital images and enhance your interpretation of radiographs of the appendicular and axial skeleton and joints.

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. As well as conventional radiography, ultrasound, CT and MRI will be introduced where appropriate. 

The course assumes that you have some experience with radiography. Additionally, the course includes a self-paced introduction that will cover key pre-requisites. 

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 
  • Improve your radiologic expertise as it applies to radiography of musculoskeletal structures
  • Increase your understanding of the comparative radiographic appearance of aggressive and benign bone disease
  • Be able to evaluate radiographic changes that involve joints of the axial and appendicular skeleton
  • Understand when advanced imaging studies such as CT and MRI are more useful than routine survey radiography


  1. The Appendicular Skeleton
  2. The Axial Skeleton
  3. The Joints

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 other units are: 

Thoracic Imaging with Belinda Hopper, commencing March 2022
Abdominal Imaging with Zoe Lenard, commencing September 2022


This distance education course includes an optional 1-day workshop held in Sydney. Date of the workshop TBA.
*Note: if travel restrictions impact this workshop running as a face to face event, arrangements will be made for an online alternative.


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 $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 $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
$2270 $2330 $2400 $2520

*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).

Distance Education
Wednesday, 01 June 2022 to
Wednesday, 31 August 2022
100 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
31 Oct 2021
Early Bird
31 Jan 2022

Delivered Online

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Dr Xander Huizing
Xander Huizing
Dr Xander Huizing
Xander Huizing
Xander is a board-certified specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (DipECVDI). As such, he spends his days working with ultrasound, radiography, CT, MRI and fluoroscopy trying...


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