17 March 2020 - Basic Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound - 1 day course, Johannesburg

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Course Overview **now fully booked** **POSTPONED**

This one-day course is aimed at veterinary surgeons with little or no experience of diagnostic ultrasound and those who feel they could make much more of their ultrasound machine. 

It's one for those who find themselves thinking, "If only I knew where to start!"

The day will be a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions, with emphasis on getting as much hands-on time as possible. Topics covered will include basic ultrasound physics and machine setup, indications for abdominal ultrasonography, practical ultrasonography of the liver and gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder and GI tract as well as AFAST and TFAST emergency scanning techniques.

Course objectives:

  • Basics ultrasound physics – understand how it all works and know the limitations.
  • Get to know the machine, what to do with all the buttons and how can they help us
  • Indications - why and when to use ultrasound in practice
  • A logical approach - perform a methodical abdominal ultrasound exam
  • The normal abdomen –Information and practical scanning techniques for each of the basic organ systems (liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder and GI tract)
  • Competency in AFAST and TFAST scanning
  • Put it into practice - get stuck in!


Time : 08h30 – 16h30

Equipment and Facilities

IMV imaging will provide all the necessary ultrasound equipment. We will also provide lunch for attendees.

Attendees are asked to please bring with a volunteer dog to scan in the practical sessions.

**Without volunteer animals to scan, the practical sessions are pretty dull! No invasive procedures will be performed on the animals, we treat them with love and care throughout the practical sessions.**


17 March 2020


This course is CPD accredited, earning attendees 7 CPD points.


Bryanston Veterinary Hospital


Meaghan Mansell BVSC (Hons)

Kirstin Dinham BVSC MRCVS  


R3000 inc. VAT


Please see some of our South African courses held below;

"I never thought I would feel comfortable performing ultrasound examinations, but the IMV team really brings it back to basics and creates that confidence."

"I enjoyed the practical application. It is very informative and gives you a good introduction to this vast subject."

"A well-planned refresher and was based on the basics. I never felt as if there was an "information overload", I especially liked the practical part."

"Most practically useful course I have been on, now I want to scan every dog I see."

"The best practical ultrasound course I have attended, highly recommended."

"Finally, a comprehensive and easily understood Ultrasound CPD!"

"The practicality of the course is amazing, you can go straight back to your practice and start using the skills taught."

"The course provides wonderful clarity on the practicalities of ultrasonography. One leaves the course vastly more confident in one's skill set."

"This was an uncomplicated, everyone-can-do course, no mystery. I just loved it."

"I felt considerably more confident in my basic ultrasound examinations after attending this course, would highly recommend."

"Invest in yourself: do it!" :)

Register your interest today!

To book a course, or if you have any questions regarding our courses, please contact:

Kirstin Dinham

+27 60 891 8089

[email protected]

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