Back to Basics: Diagnostic Ultrasound Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Back to Basics: Diagnostic Ultrasound Workshop

Back to Basics: Diagnostic Ultrasound Workshop

All you need to know and understand to get you scanning with confidence.

Gain confidence with your ultrasound by understanding the principles and applying these in a practical hands-on one day workshop. Your expert tutors Joanna Pilton and Annie Rose will help you develop a greater understanding of diagnostic ultrasonology to allow you to conquer your fears and scan with confidence.

This course is designed to provide participants with basic principles of abdominal ultrasonography. Topics covered in this workshop will help participants acquire high‑quality images and interpret common diseases of the abdomen. Lectures will review basic physics of diagnostic ultrasound, principles of image formation, and principles of interpretation. Practical component will include scanning dogs in groups of no more than 3 people.

“As a new graduate that is only 2 months into clinical practice, the Back to Basics: Diagnostic Ultrasound Workshop was a fantastic way to build new skills that I could start putting into practice at my clinic and hopefully use for clinical cases in the near future. “

Anna Gonzalez

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course, participants will be confident with -

  • Interaction of ultrasound with matter and its influence on image formation
  • Understanding artefacts in abdominal ultrasonography
  • How to choose a transducer: transducer shape, types and frequencies
  • Basic scanner controls
  • Basics of Doppler
  • Understand and adjust machine settings appropriately
  • Identify all abdominal organs (in a combination of lateral and dorsal recumbency)
  • Recognise the ultrasonographic appearance of normal intra-abdominal structures including the liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, pancreas, GI tract and adrenal glands


Saturday 28 March 2020
8.00 - 4.00
Early Bird
31 January 2020
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Dr
Camperdown NSW


BVSc(Hons) BVetBiol MVS MVSc GradCert(ClinEd) FANZCVS(Radiology)

Annie Rose is a graduate from The University of Queensland. Annie first worked in small animal practice followed by an internship at the University of Melbourne, where her interest in Diagnostic Imaging began. She then worked in the radiology section at The University of Queensland Small Animal Clinic for nearly 15 years, in both a teaching and clinical capacity. During this time she also enjoyed the opportunity to work overseas at The Ohio State University and The Animal Health Trust. Annie then completed a Masters degree and residency program at the University of Melbourne, and has now returned to The University of Queensland to work as a Diagnostic Imaging specialist. Annie has developed a strong interest in clinical teaching and has been teaching abdominal ultrasound for over a decade to veterinary students and practitioners.

BE (Hons) BVSc (Hons) GradCertVetClinStud MANZCVS (Radiology, Medicine) DipECVDI | EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging®

Jo graduated from The University of Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. After graduation, Jo worked in small animal private practice and with the RSPCA before travelling overseas to locum in the United Kingdom. Jo returned to the UVTHS to complete a small animal rotating internship and has since gained membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Science in small animal medicine and small animal radiology. Jo continued developing her skills and interest in diagnostic imaging whilst working as a private practice emergency clinician and with the UVTHS imaging department prior to commencing her residency and clinical Master’s degree in 2015. She is a certified radiology specialist by the European college and is interested in all aspects of diagnostic imaging, particularly cross sectional imaging and is currently working on a research project involving contrast CT and biliary disease in cats. 

Course Fees

Member typeEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMemberN/A$1608
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate and Academic members


Workshop Sponsor