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Diagnostic Imaging of the Emergency Patient

AniCura in cooperation with Vet Imaging Academy


Welcome to an online course on Diagnostic Imaging of the Emergency Patient!
This online course is aimed at veterinarians working with emergency patients who want to develop or refresh their knowledge in abdominal- and thoracic emergency radiographs and ultrasound.

The main focus is on interpretation of the acute thoracic and abdominal pathologies. Pros and cons with the different image modalities, practical tips for interpretation and how to avoid pitfalls. The major part will cover radiographic emergencies, mixed with acute abdominal- and thoracic ultrasound and emergency echocardiography (point of care ultrasound). 

The aim is to develop a structured approach to correctly and confidently diagnose emergency conditions in order to provide the best possible care for the patient.

The course is accredited for the Swedish Specialist in diseases in dogs and cats programme and for the Norweigan Specialist in dogs and cats programme.

The course is given in English.

Lisa Friling, DVM, Dipl. ECVDI.

Lisa graduated in 2004 and became a Swedish Specialist in Diagnostic imaging 2015. In 2018, she became a diplomate in Diagnostic Imaging. Lisa has worked in different large veterinary clinics and is currently working at Anicura Djursjukhuset Albano. She is the founder of Vet Imaging Academy. Lisa has experience in clinical work, lecturing veterinary students and clinicians and create CPD courses.

After the course participants will be able to:
  • Choose the correct imaging modality and have knowledge of the modalities that can be complimentary for the clinical question.
  • Set up a structured and efficient approach to interpret emergency abdominal- and thoracic radiographs.
  • Perform and interpret emergency ultrasonographic and echocardiographic examinations.
  • Describe the diagnostic findings and write a structured imaging report.
  • Have knowledge of the indications for more advanced ultrasonographic and computed tomographic examinations.
  • Have knowledge of current literature and websites. 

This online course in diagnostic imaging is set up in three modules, running during autumn 2020. Each module has their own topic and contains pre-recorded webinars (approx 2h/module), radiographs for interpretation and practical tasks and supplemented literature to work on between modules (approx 1-2h/module). Each module will finish with a live interactive two hour webinar session. During the duration of the course there will be a possibility to interact with the lecturer and between participants in a discussions forum. The pre-recorded course material is released three weeks prior to the live webinar session and can be completed in the participants own time but should be completed before the set dates for the live interactive webinars.


Module 1

Course material released September 23, Live webinar October 14, 15-17.00

Introduction to different diagnostic imaging modalities. Normal appearance of the abdominal and thoracic cavities and pathological findings focusing on detecting effusion and gas on radiographs and ultrasound.
  • What diagnostic modality to choose for the clinical question, pros and cons for each modality and when complimentary?
  • Normal thoracic and abdominal radiography
  • How to write a radiological report
  • Introduction to POCUS (point of care ultrasound).
  • Radiographic and ultrasonographic appearance of the pleural, peritoneal and retroperitoneal effusion and gas.

Module 2

Course material released October 15, Live webinar November 4, 8.00-10.00

Emergency radiology and ultrasound focusing on the thoracic cavity. 

  • Different lung parenchymal pathologies and how to shorten the differential list.
  • Radiographic interpretation in cardiac emergencies.
  • Basic echocardiography (POCUS).
  • Emergency thoracic ultrasound (POCUS). 

Module 3

Course material released November 5, Live webinar November 25, 15-17.00

Emergency radiology and ultrasound focusing on the abdominal cavity.

  • Gastrointestinal emergencies such as foreign body and torsion of the abdominal organs.
  • Traumatic injuries and urinary tract obstruction.
  • Selected contrast examinations.
  • Emergency abdominal ultrasound (POCUS).
  • A practical approach to abdominocentesis and cystocentesis. 


The course fee is EUR 760 (excl VAT).

For registration as a team from the same clinic a discount of 25% is given on the course fee from the second participant. Use the Campaign Code Team25.

For general conditions and practical information see attachment.

The course invitation is available as a printable pdf under 'Enclosed documents'.


To sign up to the event start by selecting quantity in the booking option below. Secondly you fill in your personal details, email address and answer the questions. Thirdly select payment by card and fill in requested information. To finalise your booking press the button "Book" at the end. Confirm your registration by pressing the button "Confirm" in the pop-up window. Within a few minutes you will receive a booking confirmation to your email, follow the link in the email to complete your booking. When you have done that you will receive another email with a receipt for the event. Once you have received the receipt for the event, you are registered. If you have any questions about this you are more than welcome to contact us at


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Diagnostic Imaging of the Emergency Patient
23 Sep 2020 (23:59)
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