Diagnostic Imaging


Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5


Intermediate Level: This course is useful for those veterinary nurses with a few years of experience who want to learn more about radiography primarily – concentrating on positioning views correctly, safety, and evaluating for diagnostic quality.

This course will cover radiation safety, how x-ray machines and cassettes work, positioning aids, how to position correctly for a variety of common views, film faults, and everything in between. Students will also learn about MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, endoscopy and specialist imaging techniques such as contrast studies. Student’s love the information they get on positioning patients and checking that the images are suitable for diagnostic purposes.


This course has been accredited for 5 points under the AVNAT Scheme.

What topics will we cover?

  • Topic 1 – Directional Term
  • Topic 2 – Principles of Radiography and X-Ray Machines
  • Topic 3 – Legislation and Radiation Safety
  • Topic 4 – Scatter Radiation
  • Topic 5 – Types of Films and Cassettes
  • Topic 6 – Film Processing
  • Topic 7 – Positioning
  • Topic 8 – Radiographic Image Quality and Film Faults
  • Topic 9 – Radiography
  • Topic 10 – Contrast Studies
  • Topic 11 – Digital Systems
  • Topic 12 – Advanced Imaging Techniques
  • Topic 13 – Ultrasonography
  • Topic 14 – Endoscopy


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