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Optimising Your Digital Radiography TimeOnline

Optimising Your Digital Radiography TimeOnline

Digital Radiography - optimising your ability to use digital radiographs in practice.

Digital radiographs are now widespread in veterinary practice but the transition to digital does not always mean better image quality.

This short course will help you understand what your digital system is and will review simple radiographic principles to improve your image quality. You will learn how to share your digital images for a second opinion and develop a better understanding of how to get the sharpest lung detail, the best abdominal contrast and the crispest trabecular bone detail. 

Note: Participants will need access to a functional X-ray tube and digital radiography unit. If they have film-screen radiography, they may still do the course but may not be able to implement some of the learning outcomes. 

Learning Outcomes 

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify which radiographic equipment they have in practice 
  • Better approach optimising the image quality from their equipment
  • Explain file storage (PACS)
  • Share digital images
  • Apply an understanding of what factors they need to change to make significant image quality improvements
  • Best position thorax, abdominal and MSK radiographs, regardless of dog or cat shape.


  1. What digital system do I have? (Image acquisition)
  2. How does my x-ray generator fit into this? (Image generation) 
  3. Radiographic positioning and technique – thorax and abdomen
  4. Radiographic positioning and technique  - musculoskeletal 

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and accessible online CPD

TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.

Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10 CPD point with completion of each TimeOnline course.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.

Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are also welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Registrant Type Price
Member* $486
Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member  $303
Nurse Member $303
Student Member $152
eMember / Non-Member $607

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

Monday, 04 May 2020 to
Sunday, 31 May 2020
10 CPD Point/s
Delivered Online

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Dr Belinda Hopper
Belinda Hopper
Dr Zoe M. Lenard
Zoe Lenard
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Radiology)
Dr Belinda Hopper
Belinda Hopper
Belinda Hopper is a veterinary radiologist who loves being part of the diagnostic process - getting to the root of clinical problems and bringing together clinicians and specialist...
Dr Zoe M. Lenard
Zoe Lenard
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Radiology)
Zoe Lenard is a dynamic radiologist with a passion for connection and excellence in both the radiology and veterinary community. She has extensive teaching experience at both the u...


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