Basic Diagnostic Ultrasound

13 - 17 May 2024 | Shanghai, China

General Overview

The aim of the course is to provide a systemic US approach for the abdominal organs that will not only allow to find them easily, but will be the first step towards understanding the complex anatomy of the major abdominal vessels.

The basis for the analysis of the lesions to generate the most likely differential diagnosis would be also provided. At the end of the course you will understand the basic physics of US, needed to set properly the machine, the US anatomy and the anatomical landmark to locate all the abdominal organs and vessels. At home practice will be needed to consolidate the knowledge and be ready for Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound.

This course is part of a full study program in veterinary diagnostic imaging, consisting out of 5 courses of 5 days duration each.


All modules will be held in China, in English language with consecutive translation in Chinese.

CPD Hours: 40

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Tuition Fee: 1.350 - 2.250 EUR

Course Language: English with consecutive translation in Chinese

Preliminary Full Program (Click to Open)
Monday, 13 May 2024 (Pre-recorded lectures)

08:30-09:00    Welcome
09:30-10:00    Basic US (ultrasound) physics: the image formation and the machine setting
10:00-11:00    The ultrasonographic artefacts that you need to know
11:00-11:20    Coffee Break
11:20-12:20    The abdominal scan method: easy and systematic!
12:20-13:20    The US of the liver, from normal to abnormal
13:20-14:30    Lunch Break
14:30-15:00    The US of the spleen
15:00-15:45    The pancreas and the US: not always easy
15.45-16:30    Computer cases discussion
16:30-16:50    Coffee Break
16:50-17:20    The abdominal lymph nodes: how to find and interpret them
17:20-18:00    The role of the US on the adrenal glands’ diseases

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 (Pre-recorded lectures)
08:30-09:00    Welcome
09:00-10:00    The upper and lower urinary system
10:00-11:00    The male and female genital tract
11:00-11:20    Coffee Break
11:20-12:20    The stomach and the pyloric passage: occluded, ulcerated or neoplastic?
12:20-13:20    The small and large intestine: the kingdom of US
13:20-14:30    Lunch Break
14:30-15:15    Basic US-Doppler principles
15:15-16:30    Normal abdominal vascular anatomy: getting ready to level II
16:30-16:50    Coffee Break
16:50-18:00    Cases interpretation: how to put the result together
Wednesday, 15 May 2024 (Live lab sessions)

08:30-09:00    Welcome
09:00-10:00    Participants questions answer and discussion of the lectures
10:00-11:00    Cases interpretation: organs recognition and basis for interpretation
11:00-11:30    Coffee Break
11:30-13.00    Cases interpretation and basis of report writing
13:00-14:00    Lunch Break
14:00-15:45    Practicing: machine settings, ultrasound of the liver and artefact recognition  
15:45-16:15    Coffee Break
16:15-18:00    Practicing: the spleen and the pancreas

Thursday, 16 May 2024 (Live lab sessions) 
08:30-09:00    Welcome
09:00-11:00    Practicing: the genital tract
11:00-11:30    Coffee Break
11:30-13:00    Practicing: the stomach, small and large intestine
13:00-14:00    Lunch Break
14:00-15:45    Practicing: the upper urinary system
15:45-16:15    Coffee Break
16:15-18:00    Practicing: the lower urinary system
Friday, 17 May 2024 ( Live lab sessions)

08:30-09:00    Welcome
09:00-11:00    Practicing: the lymph nodes
11:00-11:30    Coffee Break
11:30-13:00    Practicing: the adrenal gland
13:00-14:00    Lunch Break
14:00-14:45    Course ceremony and introduction to distant learning  
14:45-15:45    Practicing: the major abdominal vessels
15:45-16:00    Coffee Break
16:00-17:00    Practicing: basic Doppler on abdominal US

Course Masters

Dr. Tiziana Liuti


Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh,Scotland

Course Location

Birkenfeld Pet Hospital Shanghai, No.1745 South Xi Zang Rd., Huangpu District Shanghai

(Very close to the parking lot at No. 1747 South Xizang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai)

Registration and Fees

Discount tuition fee for Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, China, Pakistan, Lebanon and Vietnam: EURO 1.450,–

    Early registration: Euro 1.350,--

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 12 February 2024)

Discount tuition fee for Macao, South Korea and Taiwan: EURO 1.850,–

    Early registration: Euro 1.750,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 12 February 2024)

Tuition fee for Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Canada, USA and Japan: EURO 2.350,–

    Early registration: Euro 2.250,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 12 February 2024)

Enroll now.

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