Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (VETS4134)


This course commences with an introduction to important fundamental concepts in Diagnostic Imaging, including radiation safety. Following this is a systems based approach that covers the radiographic appearance of the normal structure and function of the various organ systems commonly investigated by radiology.
Students will then be taught to recognise, describe and diagnose the changes in structure and function related to diseases that are commonly found on radiographs. The course also includes an introduction to special radiological techniques (including radiological contrast studies used to further demonstrate disease), digital radiology, advanced imaging techniques (MRI and CT), and the role of Ultrasound in the diagnosis of soft tissue disease.

Further unit of study information


lectures: 38 hrs; practicals/tutorials: 26 hrs


intra-semester: assignment/s and examination (40%)
end of semester: 1 x final examination (60%)


VETS4134 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Unit of Study Guide

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


Satisfactory completion of BVSc Years 1 to 3

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.