Semester: 6 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 45 hours
Field of study: Veterinary Medicine
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Normal anatomy and histology, biophysics, pathology.
Contact person: lek. wet. Wojciech Kinda; wojciech.kinda@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Learning of physical basics of diagnostics imaging modalities used in veterinary medicine and indications to use the imaging methods in small and large animal diseases, especially in skeletal, thoracic and abdominal disorders.
Full description: The X-rays (definition, discovery, properties, theory of radiograph creation). Construction of the X-ray unit. Other diagnostic imaging methods in veterinary medicine (ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, fluoroscopy). Principles of radiological safety. Diagnostic imaging room equipment. Preparing the patient for the examination. Basics of performing the radiographic examinations. Analysis of the quality of radiographs. Using of contrast media. Radiographic image of animal tissues. Basic pathological changes in appendicular skeletal system. Radiographic diagnosis in thoracic and abdominal diseases. Diagnostic imaging of the head and spine. The general basics of the small animal abdominal ultrasound.
Bibliography: 1. Barr, F, (1990), “Diagnostic ultrasound in the dog and cat”, Blackwell Scientific Publications, London. 2. Burk, RL, Auckerman, N, (1996), “Small Animal Radiology A diagnostic atlas and text”, 2nd Ed. Churchill Livingstone, New York. 3. Dik, KJ, Gunsser, I, (1988). “Atlas of Diagnostic Radiology of the Horse. Part 1: Diseases of the front limb”, Wolfe Publishing Ltd. London. 4. Dik, KJ, Gunsser, I, (1989) “Atlas of Diagnostic Radiology of the Horse. Part 2: Diseases of the hind limb”, Wolfe Publishing Ltd. London. 5. Dik, KJ, Gunsser, I, (1990) “Atlas of Diagnostic Radiology of the Horse. Part 3: Head, neck and thorax”, Wolfe Publishing Ltd. London. 6. Han, CM, Hurd, CD, (2000), “Practical Diagnostic Imaging for the Veterinary Technician”, 2nd Ed. Mosby, St Louis. 7. Kealy, JK, McAllister, H, (2000), “Diagnostic radiology and ultrasonography of the dog and cat”, 2nd Ed. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 8. Nyland, TG, Mattoon, JS, (1995), “Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrasound”, WB Saunders, Philadelphia. 9. Owens, JM, (1981), “Radiographic interpretation for the small animal clinician”, Ralston Purina Company, Saint Louis. 10. Ryan, GD, (1981), “Radiographic positioning of small animals”, Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia. 11. Schebitz, H, Wilkens, H, (1988), “Atlas of Radiographic Anatomy of the horse”, Verlag Paul Parey, Berlin. 12. Schebitz, H, Wilkens, H, (1988), “Atlas of Radiographic Anatomy of the Dog and Cat”, Verlag Paul Parey, Berlin. 13. Stashak, TS, (1998), “Adam’s lameness in horses”, 5th Ed, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore. 14. Suter, PF, (1984), “Thoracic Radiography. A text atlas of thoracic diseases of the dog and cat”, Wettsweil, Switzerland. 15. Thrall, DE (1998) “Textbook of Veterinary Radiology”, 3rd Ed. WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia. 16. Ticer, JW, (1984), “Radiographic Techniques in Small Animal Practice”, 2nd Ed. WB Saunders, Philadelphia. 17. In addition, it is recommended that the student have access to “Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound” the journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: - knows technical procedures of radiographic examination - knows rules of radiographic reading and interpretation - knows basic methods of diagnostics imaging Skills: - can make properly radiographic examination Social competences: - is able to cooperate with other proffesions in veterinary clinics in a field of radiography
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Final test score 70%, classroom and lectures activity 30 %.

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