ESAVS - SMALL ANIMAL COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

19 - 23 September 2017

SMALL ANIMAL COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

OVERVIEW 
This training programme is designed for those who have access to computed tomography in their daily practice and wish to be able to prescribe, acquire and interpret routine CT studies. 

The objectives of the program are to provide participants a basic understanding of the technology involved in modern CT units, knowledge of common CT acquisition techniques, proficiency in image viewing and manipulation using DICOM viewing software, and a logical approach to CT image interpretation, including detection of pertinent signs, and generation of a prioritized differential diagnosis. The program is based on combination of lectures, clinical case studies in small group, and interactive teaching to stimulate an active learning process. The aim of the programme is to give participants enough knowledge and ability in CT image interpretation to achieve independence in common clinical situations and to facilitate their collaboration with European specialists in the fields.

PROGRAM:
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 
08.30 - 09.00 Welcome – Introduction to the Course 
09.00 - 09.55 Lecture: Basic principles, Instrumentation, and acquisition principles 
10.00 - 10.55 Lecture: Image Reconstruction, Quality, and Artifacts 
10.55 - 11.10 Coffee Break 
11.10 - 12.00 Lecture: DICOM, PACS, viewing stations, and image display 
12.00 - 12.30 Computer labs: Image display and manipulation using dedicated software 
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch 
13.30 - 15.25 Computer labs: Clinical case studies – Orthopedics 
15.25 - 15.40 Coffee Break 
15.40 - 17.30 Debriefing: Clinical case discussion – Orthopedics 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 
08.30 – 09.30 Lecture: Neuroimaging – imaging procedures and neuro-anatomy 
09.30 – 10.45 Computer labs: Clinical case studies – Spine 
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break 
11.00 - 12.30 Debriefing: Clinical case studies – Spine 
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch 
13.30 - 15.25 Computer labs: Clinical case studies – Central Nervous System 
15.25 - 15.40 Coffee Break 
15.40 - 17.30 Debriefing: Clinical case studies – Central Nervous System 

Thursday, 21 September 2017 
08.30 - 09.30 Lecture: Head CT – imaging procedures and anatomy 
09.30 - 10.45 Computer labs: Clinical case studies – Head and Neck 
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break 
11.00 - 12.30 Debriefing: Clinical case studies – Head and Neck 
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch 
13.30 - 15.15 Computer labs: Clinical case studies – Head and Neck 
15.15 - 15.30 Coffee Break 
15.30 – 17.30 Debriefing: Clinical case studies – Head and Neck 

Friday, 22 September 2017 
08.30 - 09.30 Lecture: Thoracic CT – imaging procedures and anatomy 
09.30 - 10.45 Computer labs: Clinical case studies – Thorax 
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break 
11.00 - 12.30 Debriefing: Clinical case studies – Thorax 
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch 
13.30 - 15.25 Computer labs: Clinical case studies – Thorax 
15.25 - 15.40 Coffee Break 
15.40 - 17.30 Debriefing: Clinical case studies – Thorax 

Saturday, 23 September 2017 
08.30 - 09.30 Lecture: CT angiogram and vascular anatomy 
09.30 - 10.45 Computer labs: Clinical case studies – Abdomen 
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break 
11.00 - 12.30 Debriefing: Clinical case studies – Abdomen 
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch 
13.30 - 14.30 Computer labs: Clinical case studies – Abdomen 
14.30 - 14.45 Coffee Break 
14.45 - 16.00 Debriefing: Clinical case studies – Abdomen Auriemma 
16.00 - 16.30 Conclusion and evaluations 

Principal Course Master: Prof. Dr. Paul Barthez DECVDI, DACVR (LU)
Course Master: Dr. Edoardo Auriemma DECVDI (IT)

Sede del corso

Istituto di Chirurgia Anatomica
Strada Provinciale 9 (angolo Via Dante Graziosi 1)
28060 Granozzo con Monticello, Novara.