VSPN TECH300-2019: Large Animal Imaging Non-Interactive

This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

Enrollment is closed

Presenter: Sue Loly, LVT VTS-EVN
Course Open: January 2, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate course will be open to Veterinary Technicians/Technologists with an interest in large animal imaging. A basic understanding of radiology and equine anatomy is required and not covered in this course material. This course is focused towards the unique aspects of equine radiology and advanced medical imaging. An understanding of equine anatomy, machine functions and techniques is recommended before beginning this course. Veterinary Medical terms course also recommended.
VSPN CE Course: Open to VIN and VSPN members. This non-interactive course has been RACE approved for Veterinary Technicians/Technologists. Program number 22-35037

Course Description:
Veterinary staff are invaluable both in the field and in a clinic when they can competently take or assist with medical imaging procedures. Since most veterinary technician schools provide limited large animal imaging learning, this course will help to understand the keys of large animal imaging and the difference between different modalities. This course will introduce the concept of what good large animal anatomical radiographs look like and recommendations on how to achieve them. It will also discuss a variety of advanced imaging modalities including computer tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging and scintigraphy scans. This is a skills and technique course and will not branch into the interpretation for the purpose of diagnosis or touch on the physiology of various diseases and conditions.

This course will consist of 2 non-interactive modules that include handouts to be read, a video, handouts of the slides and a mandatory end of course test. To earn a certificate of participation, you must attain a score of 80% or higher on the end of course test. Participants must complete participation requirements by December 31, 2019 to be eligible to earn a certificate of participation

Course Outline: Segment 1: (Equine Distal Limb Radiographs )
Total time:

Upon completion of this segment, the participant should be able to
  • Recognize equine distal limb anatomy on radiographs
  • Recognize the correct format for positioning and labeling
  • Describe and critique distal limb images
  • Understand the various views typically required
Segment 2: (Equine Proximal Body Radiographs )
Total time:

Upon completion of this segment, the participant should be able to
  • Recognize equine head, vertebral, elbow, shoulder and stifle anatomy on radiographs
  • Understand the positioning and views typically required
  • Identify ways to correct positioning errors
Course Materials: Course materials in the form of handouts and additional educational online activities will be available in the course library.

Required Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Sue Loly, LVT, VTS-EVN is an experienced lecturer on large animal topics and state and national conventions. She has worked as a technician since 1999 in small animal, mixed practice and academia. She is an imaging specialist and senior veterinary technician at the University of Minnesota Large Animal Veterinary Medical Center. Sue has also co-edited a text for Wiley Blackwell: Large Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician 1st Edition.

Total CE Credit: 3

Tuition: $63
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enrollment will close on December 1, 2019 at 5 pm ET (USA).
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
Enrollment is closed

"*Note:“This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval, with 3.0 hours available to an individual attendee “ Program Number: 22-35037
Call VSPN CE at 800-846-0028 ext. 792 for further information. (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

Lisa Kernaghan, LVT, RVT, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VSPN CE Coordinator

VSPN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357