ESAVS - SMALL ANIMAL COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Novara, Italy, September 9th - 13th 2019

SMALL ANIMAL COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

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:
Monday, 9 September 2019
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

Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
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

Thursday, 12 September 2019
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

Friday, 13 September 2019
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 Y. Barthez, DECVDI, DACVR (FR)

Course Master
Dr. Edoardo Auriemma, DECVDI (IT)