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Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in

Diagnostic Imaging

Two year clinical programme

Ultrasonography I: Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging Modalities*

  • Apply the physics and principles of ultrasound
  • Understand machine settings and controls and be able to optimise image quality and avoid artefacts
  • Perform ultrasonography of the liver and spleen and the gastrointestinal tract

* Module includes practical scanning session.

 

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Ultrasonography II: Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging Modalities*

  • Perform ultrasonography of the reproductive tract and urinary tract
  • Obtain standard echocardiographic views
  • Obtain the useful ultrasonographic measurements needed to make diagnoses

* Module includes practical scanning session.

 

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Radiography, CT & MRI: Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging Modalities

  • Explain the principles of conventional and digital radiography
  • Evaluate and improve image quality
  • Understand the basis of radiographic interpretation
  • Explain the principles, strengths, limitations and principles of CT
  • Explain the principles, strengths, limitations and principles of MRI
  • Appreciate the requirements for radiation protection in the workplace including knowledge of the Ionising Radiation Regulations
  • Select appropriate contrast agents
WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Abdominal Radiology and CT‡

  • Recognise the normal radiographic appearance of the abdomen
  • Interpret radiological changes associated with diseases of the abdominal wall, peritoneal cavity, retroperitoneal space, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, lymph nodes, urogenital and gastrointestinal systems
  • Understand the value of contrast studies in the evaluation of the urogenital and gastrointestinal systems
  • View CT images demonstrating the normal appearance of the abdomen
  • Understand when to choose CT as a diagnostic modality in abdominal conditions

This module includes a film reading session.

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Abdominal Ultrasonography Day One*

  • Set up the machine and record images
  • Recognise commonly seen artefacts
  • Recognise the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the abdomen
  • Appreciate the ultrasonographic changes and common diseases of the abdominal wall, peritoneal cavity, retroperitoneal space, liver and spleen

* Module includes practical scanning session.

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Abdominal Ultrasonography Day Two*

  • Appreciate the ultrasonographic changes and common diseases of the pancreas, adrenal glands, lymph nodes, urogenital and gastrointestinal systems
  • Perform elementary Doppler techniques
  • Perform ultrasound guided biopsy and aspiration

* Module includes practical scanning session.

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Thoracic Radiology I†

  • Utilise appropriate radiographic techniques in the thorax
  • Recognise the normal radiographic appearance of the thoracic wall, pleural cavity, diaphragm and mediastinum
  • Interpret radiological changes associated with diseases of the thoracic wall, diaphragm, pleural space and mediastinum
  • Have the knowledge to perform and interpret contrast studies of the oesophagus

This module includes a film reading session and case discussion.

WhenWhereSpeaker
10 Aug 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Kate Bradley

Thoracic Radiology II†

  • Utilise appropriate radiographic techniques in the thorax to obtain diagnostic radiographs of the heart, lungs and vasculature
  • Recognise the normal radiographic appearance of the heart, lungs and vasculature
  • Interpret radiological changes associated with disease of the heart, lungs and thoracic vasculature
  • Understand when to choose CT as a diagnostic modality in thoracic conditions

This module includes a film reading session and case discussion.

WhenWhereSpeaker
11 Aug 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Kate Bradley

Echocardiography I*

  • Recognise the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the heart
  • Perform an echocardiographic examination
  • Obtain the standard echocardiographic views and know how to optimise them
  • Obtain the useful ultrasonographic measurements needed to make a diagnosis

* Module includes practical scanning session.

11th September is fully booked. There is limited availability on 18th September.

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Echocardiography II*

  • Identify the typical changes seen in common acquired cardiac diseases such as diseases of the myocardium, pericardium and heart valves
  • Identify the typical changes seen in common congenital cardiac diseases such as diseases of the myocardium, pericardium and heart valves
  • Recognise cardiac shunts
  • The theory and use of Doppler echocardiography

 

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Radiology and CT of the Skeletal System‡

  • Recognise the normal radiographic appearance of the forelimb and hindlimb and identify changes associated with common diseases
  • Classify fractures and interpret stages of fracture healing and complications
  • Discuss the radiographic signs and differentiation of infection and neoplasia
  • Diagnose various metabolic and nutritional bone diseases
  • Perform arthrography
  • View CT images demonstrating the normal appearance of the skeletal system and understand when to choose CT as a diagnostic modality in musculoskeletal conditions

This module includes a film reading session.

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Radiology, CT and MRI of the Head and Vertebral Column‡

  • Recognise the normal radiographic appearance and radiographic changes associated with diseases of the head and soft tissues of the neck (thyroid glands and lymph nodes)
  • Recognise the normal radiographic appearance of the spine and radiographic changes associated with common diseases of the spine
  • Have an understanding of the use of myelography and CT myelography
  • Have an understanding of the utilisation of CT and MRI in clinical neurology
  • Make informed choices in selecting CT or MRI and when to refer cases for these investigative procedures

This module includes a film reading session.

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Thoracic Ultrasonography *

  • Recognise the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the thorax excluding the heart
  • Recognise the ultrasonographic changes and common diseases of the mediastinum, pleural space and lungs
  • Understand the approach to ultrasound guided biopsy and aspiration techniques
  • Review of ultrasound techniques practised in previous modules

* Module includes practical scanning session.

WhenWhereSpeaker
22 Jan 2018 Swindon - Alexandra House Pete Mantis

Ultrasonography of the Skeletal System, Head and Neck Ultrasonography*

  • Recognise the normal appearance and deviations of muscles and tendons. Practical identification and examination of the biceps tendon and common calcaneal tendon
  • Recognise the normal anatomy and ultrasonographic appearance of the thyroid gland, lymph nodes and salivary glands
  • Interpret ultrasonographic changes associated with diseases of the thyroid gland, lymph nodes and salivary glands
  • Understand the applications of ultrasound in examining the eye

* Module includes practical scanning session.

WhenWhereSpeaker
23 Jan 2018 Swindon - Alexandra House Pete Mantis
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