Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (VETS9009)


At the end of this Unit of Study, students will develop skills in the use of diagnostic imaging in small animal clinical studies including: An ability to interpret and evaluate the clinical and pathophysiological features of disease of small animals as related to veterinary diagnostic imaging; A demonstrable skill in interpretation and reporting of radiographic and sonographic images; Knowledge of special diagnostic imaging procedures, including radiography, ultrasonography and other imaging modalities, including the pharmacology of radiographic contrast media and their physiological effects; Ability to perform and interpret the findings of an abdominal ultrasound examination

Further unit of study information




On-going assessment of performance (50%); submission of a detailed case log that will be assessed by a Board (10%); 30 minute viva voce interview interpreting diagnostic images (30%), 15 minute abdominal ultrasound examination in a dog or a cat (10%).


Reading lists will be provided by your supervisor.

Faculty/department permission required?


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.