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VME 6579 – Veterinary Forensic Radiology and Imaging

  • VME 6579 CREDITS: 3

    Students completing this course will gain an understanding of how radiology and imaging can be used in the veterinary forensic sciences. Topics include: imaging modalities, the performance, interpretation and reportage of veterinary imaging studies as applied to the courts or the law.


    Module Topic Assignments
    Week 1 Introduction to Forensic Radiology & Imaging
    Scope, Definitions and Forensic Radiology Compared to Clinical Radiology
    Course Introductions
    Week 2 The Radiographic & Imaging Report Preparing and Testifying in Court Quiz 1
    Discussion 1
    Week 3 Production of the Radiographic Image, Equipment and Radiation Protection Quiz 2
    Discussion 2
    Writing assignment 1
    Week 4 Radiographic Positioning & Marking Systems Principles of Radiographic & Imaging Interpretation Quiz 3
    Discussion 3
    Week 5 Virtual Imaging: The use of CT & MR in Veterinary Forensic Imaging Quiz 4
    Discussion 4
    Week 6 The Use of Ultrasound, Nuclear scintigraphy and Contrast in Veterinary Forensic Imaging Quiz 5
    Discussion 5
    Week 7 Use of Imaging in Identification and Age Determination Quiz 6
    Discussion 6
    Writing assignment 2
    Week 8 Veterinary Radiology and Imaging of Abuse Quiz 7
    Discussion 7
    Week 9 Radiographic Description of Osseous Trauma & Assessing and Aging Bone Response to Trauma Quiz 8
    Discussion 8
    Week 10 Forensic Veterinary Radiology and Imaging of Gunshot Wounds Quiz 9
    Discussion 9
    Week 11 Anatomic areas of particular interest in forensic Imaging: ribs, skull, physes Quiz 10
    Discussion 10
    Writing assignment 3
    Week 12 Post mortem Imaging and the Role of Imaging in Cause of Death Determinations Quiz 11
    Discussion 11
    Week 13 Differentials in Veterinary Forensic Imaging Diseases which may Mimic Abuse Quiz 12
    Discussion 12
    Week 14 Review Writing assignment 4
    Week 15 Final Examination

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