cod. 14539

Academic year 2013/14
3° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
GNUDI Giacomo
integrated course unit
10 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Students will have to reach a good level of knowledge and understanding regarding the different imaging techniques discussed, the student itself will have to apply knowledge and understanding in giving indication on which is/are the best imaging technique/s to be considered for different clinical cases. In the practical x-ray film reading session, students are requested to reach a good level of knowledge and understanding of the radiological signs that should be considered in x-ray film reading of different anatomical regions. In this way, students will have to apply their knowledge and understanding for the correct evaluation of the radiological signs, in order to reach a correct diagnosis. Students will have to reach a good level of knowledge and understanding about the ethiopathogenesis and physiopathology of the discussed surgical pathologies; they will have to be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in performing a good clinical approach in the discussion of clinical cases.


Anatomy, physiology, general pathology knowledge

Course unit content

General topics will be discussed: ionizing radiation, x-ray unit, radiographic images: analogic and digital acquisition system, radioprotection, radiographic projection in small and large animal, ultrasonography, basic principle of CT, RMN, Scintigraphy. Indications for a correct approach in x-ray films reading and CT cases’ interpretation will be given for thorax/abdomen and skeletal system. Students are involved in small groups in practical session of ultrasonography, x-ray film reading session, discussion of CT cases, and practical session with the digital system. Topics of surgical pathology of different anatomical systems will be also discussed.

Full programme

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Thrall DE. Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 6th Ed., Elsiever, 2013; Schwarz T, Saunders J: Veterinary Computed Tomography. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
FOSSUM Small animal surgery
3° ed., Mosby,2007
AUER Equine surgery
3° ed.,W.B. Saunders, 2005

Teaching methods

frontal lectures/practical session

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral-written/practical examination : students will be asked to demonstrate that they have reached a good level of knowledge and understanding regarding the different diagnostic imaging techniques and surgical pathology , and they will be requested to discuss a x-ray films reading session/ultrasonographic examination/CT cases. They will be requested to apply their knowledge and understanding.

Other information

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