Equine CT and MR Imaging Days

November 9 to 13, 2018 · Bingen am Rhein, Germany

Reading & using Computer Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Images of Horses

The course will allow you to advance your MR and CT image reading and finding interpretation skills.

 

Program:

November 9, 2018 Friday
MR images with Rachel Murray and Natasha Werpy
CE hours by ATF are being seeked

  • 9:30 - MRI interpretation concepts and how to read best images of the foot structures
  • 11:00 - Coffee break
  • 11:30 - How to read best images of tendons and ligaments with normal anatomy of the metacarpus and metatarsus to the foot?
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Reading MR images of the foot. History, findings and interpretation
  • 15:30 - Coffee Break
  • 16:00 - Reading MR images of tendons and ligaments. History, findings and interpretation
  • 18:00 - End

November 10, 2018 Saturday
MR images with Rachel Murray and Natasha Werpy
CE hours by ATF are being seeked

  • 9:00 - Normal anatomy of the collateral ligament of the coffin joint – with high field and ultrasound images
  • 9:45 - The MRI appearance and clinical relevance of pathologic change in the fetlock region
  • 10:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - Normal anatomy and pathologic change of the metacarpus/carpus, metatarsus/tarsus and stifle
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Reading MR images of foot and fetlock: History, findings and interpretation
  • 15:45 - Coffee break
  • 16:15 - Reading MR images of carpus, tarsus and stifle: History, findings and interpretation
  • 18:00 - End
  • 18:45 - Depart for rattling the body!

November 11, 2018 Sunday
CE hours by ATF are being seeked

Morning: MR images with Rachel Murray and Natasha Werpy

  • 9:00 - Classification for recheck of lesions
  • 10:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - Review of 2018 imaging literature
  • 12:30 - Lunch

Afternoon: CT images with Maren Hellige and Renate Weller

  • 13:30 - Different CT systems
  • 14.30 - Coffee break
  • 15.00 - Systematic approach to reading CT images
  • 16.00 - CT artefacts
  • 17.00 - Artefact quiz
  • 17.30 - Discussion
  • 18:00 - End

November 12, 2018 Monday
CT images with Maren Hellige and Renate Weller
CE hours by ATF are being seeked

  • 9:00 - CT of the equine head: Teeth and sinuses
  • 10.00 - CT anatomy revision. Quiz
  • 10:30 - Coffee break
  • 11.00 - CT of the cervical spine: Acquisition and interpretation
  • 12.30 - Cervical spine anatomy revision. Quiz
  • 13.00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Reading CT images of structures discussed in the morning. History, findings and interpretation
  • 15:45 - Coffee break
  • 16:15 - Continue reading CT images
  • 18:00 - End

November 13, 2018 Tuesday
CT images with Maren Hellige and Renate Weller
CE hours by ATF are being seeked

  • 9:00 - CT Head: Non-dental problems
  • 9:45 - Contrast CT
  • 10:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - CT of orthopaedic cases
  • 12:00 - New CT papers
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30 -Reading CT images of structures discussed in the morning. History, findings and interpretation
  • 15:30 - Coffee break
  • 16:00 - Continue
  • 18:00 - End

 

The instructors

Maren Hellige
studied veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. Subsequently she received her doctoral thesis at the Equine Clinic of the Freie Universität Berlin. From 2002 – 2007 she qualified as a veterinary specialist for horses at a private veterinary clinic in Germany. Since 2008 she works in the department of orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging at the Equine Clinic of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, where she deals primarily with orthopaedic cases and all the different imaging modalities (Nuclear Scintigraphy, Thermography, Ultrasound, X – ray, CT and MR). Since five years she has available a Multislice Big Bore CT Scanner with which she performs CT scans on the equine stifle and the cervical spine. She also does the equine MR imaging of the skull and the legs with a 3T high field MR of orthopaedic and neurological cases.

Rachel Murray
graduated from the University of Cambridge and completed Internship and Residency programs in equine medicine and surgery in the USA, before working as the Equine surgeon at the University of Cambridge. She is since 1997 in the Animal Health Trust, where she runs the Equine Magnetic Resonance Imaging diagnostic service and orthopaedic research. She works with a clinical high field MR system since 2000, and with a low field standing unit since 2006.

Renate Weller
after graduating from the University of Munich, Germany, she worked in equine practice. She then became a senior clinical research scholar in large animal diagnostic imaging at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and completed her Doctoral thesis on “comparison of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of head disorders in the horse” at the university of Munich. Thereafter she spent two years in California before returning to the RVC to do a PhD in the Structure and Motion Laboratory investigating the effect of conformation on locomotor biomechanics in the horse. Since 2005 Renate has been employed at the RVC dividing her time between clinical work in large animal diagnostic imaging and research in imaging, locomotor biomechanics and veterinary education.

Natasha Werpy
graduated from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO (CSU). After completing an equine internship in 1999-2000, she completed a year imaging internship with Norm Rantanen. Then she did a diagnostic imaging residency with Norm and at CSU. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. She worked as the Medical Imaging Director at the Gail Holmes Equine Orthopaedic Research Center at CSU under Wayne McIlwraith from 2004–2011. She is currently an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida in Gainesville with a 1.5 Tesla Toshiba MRI system and a CT system. In addition, she does private practice work, primarily reading MRIs from the Hallmarq system from several sites in the USA.

What you need to know...

Date & Location

November 9 to 13, 2018 | NH Bingen  – see address below

 

Accommodation

NH Bingen
Am Rhein Nahe Eck
D-55411 Bingen;
Phone +49 (0) 6721 79 60;
reservation.nhbingen@nh-hotels.com;
www.nh-hoteles.com;

A room contingent has been reserved until the end of early registration. Please refer to it mentioning contract # MB0001092014 [#1739113].

Other: http://www.bingen.de/

Further information

Arbeitsgruppe Pferd – Task Force Horse
Arno Lindner
Heinrich-Röttgen-Str. 20, 52428 Jülich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2461 340-430; Fax: -484;
contact@agpferd.de; www.agpferd.com

  • Nearest airports: Frankfurt am Main (FRA) and Frankfurt-Hahn (http://www.flyhahn.com); However, Cologne/Bonn (CGN) and Düsseldorf (DUS) are good choices too because from there it is rather easy to get to Bingen by train and the hotel is within 5 minutes walking distance from the railway station (Hauptbahnhof) Bingen.
  • Bios of speakers: see our website www.agpferd.com
  • More equine vet professional’s education: please check under events in www.agpferd.com

Registration

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