Basic Diagnostic Ultrasound

16 - 20 March 2024 | Haikou, China

General Overview

The aim of the course is to provide a systemic US approach for the abdominal organs that will not only allow to find them easily, but will be the first step towards understanding the complex anatomy of the major abdominal vessels.

The basis for the analysis of the lesions to generate the most likely differential diagnosis would be also provided. At the end of the course you will understand the basic physics of US, needed to set properly the machine, the US anatomy and the anatomical landmark to locate all the abdominal organs and vessels. At home practice will be needed to consolidate the knowledge and be ready for Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound.

This course is part of a full study program in veterinary diagnostic imaging, consisting out of 5 courses of 5 days duration each.


All modules will be held in China, in English language with consecutive translation in Chinese.

CPD Hours: 40

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Tuition Fee: 1.350 - 2.250 EUR

Course Language: English with consecutive translation in Chinese

Preliminary Full Program (Click to Open)
Saturday, 16 March 2024 (Pre-recorded lectures)

Basic US (ultrasound) physics: the image formation and the machine setting
The ultrasonographic artefacts that you need to know
The abdominal scan method: easy and systematic!
The US of the liver, from normal to abnormal
The US of the spleen
The pancreas and the US: not always easy
Computer cases discussion
The abdominal lymph nodes: how to find and interpret them
The role of the US on the adrenal glands diseases

Sunday, 17 March 2024 (Pre-recorded lectures)
The upper and lower urinary system
The male and female genital tract
The stomach and the pyloric passage: occluded, ulcerated or neoplastic?
The small and large intestine: the kingdom of US
Basic US-Doppler principles
Normal abdominal vascular anatomy: getting ready to level II
Cases interpretation: how to put the result together
Monday, 18 March 2024 (Live lab sessions)

Setting the machine and the ultrasonographic scan method
Ultrasonographic scan method
The liver, the spleen and the pancreas

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 (Live lab sessions) 
The genital tract and the GI system
The lymph nodes, the adrenals glands and the urinary system
Wednesday, 20 March 2024 ( Live lab sessions)

The basic Doppler and the vascular anatomy

Course Masters

Dr. Giliola Spattini


Clinica Veterinaria Castellarano , Castellarano, Italy


Dr Clara Galvani


Clinica Veterinaria Castellarano , Castellarano, Italy

Dr. Ilaria Tommasi

DVM, GPCert AbdoUS 

Clinica Veterinaria Castellarano , Castellarano, Italy

Course Location

Haikou Lian Lizhi B&B, Shanweitou Village, Yanfeng Town, Haikou City, Hainan Province

Registration and Fees

Discount tuition fee for Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, China, Pakistan, Lebanon and Vietnam: EURO 1.450,–

    Early registration: Euro 1.350,--

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 15th December 2023)

Discount tuition fee for Macao, South Korea and Taiwan: EURO 1.850,–

    Early registration: Euro 1.750,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 15th December 2023)

Tuition fee for Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Canada, USA and Japan: EURO 2.350,–

    Early registration: Euro 2.250,-

    (Deadline for FULL early registration payment: 15th December 2023)

Enroll now.

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