Beginning Ultrasound Skills

These introductory programs present and reinforce the skills you need to perform abdominal ultrasound on your veterinary patients.  At the end of the Beginning Ultrasound Skills series, the viewer will be able to:

  • Prepare the patient
  • Set up a patient file
  • Select an appropriate transducer
  • Drive the transducer
  • Read the ultrasound screen and use appropriate vocabulary
  • Use the features of their machine to optimize the image
  • Adjust the labelling package and label images appropriately
  • Use the measurement package to measure organs and lesions
  • Save and retrieve images for documentation of findings 
  • Perform a general abdominal exam
  • Perform a FAST EXAM
  • Perform fine needle biopsies