Education and Training
Danielle Mauragis, CVT, recently joined the Choice Medical Team after retiring from the Diagnostic Imaging Service at University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. During her 30 year tenure at the UF Veterinary Hospitals her responsibilities included performing radiography, computed tomography, and nuclear medicine studies; assisting with ultrasonography; and teaching physics, techniques, and quality control of radiology to veterinary students. The last 7 of those years were solely dedicated to performing and teaching ultrasound at the UF Veterinary Hospitals and various conferences.
Ms. Mauragis co-authored the Handbook of Radiographic Positioning for Veterinary Technicians and was a contributing author for Small Animal Radiography: Essential Positioning Guide, and Small Animal Ultrasonography. Ms. Mauragis received her associate’s degree in veterinary technology from St. Petersburg College in Largo, Florida.
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Room reservations must be made individually, and are on a first come/first serve basis. This is a busy hotel, so we advice you to reserve your room when you register for a class. Reservations must be made to guarantee availability. To receive our corporate rate please mention WAVE when registering.
Due to COVID-19 we had to make some changes to our Ultrasound class schedule. Thank you for your understanding.
- The Basic class on May 30th-31st was canceled.
- The class on July 11th-12th was changed from Intermediate to a Basic class.
- The class on November 14-15 was changed from a Basic class to an Intermediate class.
Basic Ultrasound Class Sponsored by Samsung Ultrasound
Soft Tissue Level 1 Ultrasound: The Fundamentals
July 11th and 12th, 2020
June 19th, 2020
The objective for this course is for the attendee to leave with the knowledge of how to recognize an ultrasound case, incorporate ultrasound into their practice, and how to create a study for someone to interpret, of the five main abdominal organs. This will be accomplished through learning the basic knobs necessary to create a diagnostic image, how to tweak that image with these knobs, do measurements, and follow a scanning protocol. Recognizing artifacts will be covered, as well as how to quickly assess a trauma case with ultrasound. This is a great veterinary ultrasound course as well. Hands-on scanning will reinforce the didactic portion, and recognize normal tissue. Attendees will earn 14 RACE approved CE credits.
Due to COVID-19, there has been a change to this course format from a 2-day onsite course (1st day lecture, 2nd day of hands-on) to 7 Hours of Online Didactic to be sent out two weeks prior to class, and 7 hours of live hands on scanning on July 11th.
Intermediate Ultrasound Class Sponsored by Samsung Ultrasound
Soft Tissue Level 2 Ultrasound: Intermediate to Advanced
November 14th and 15th, 2020
Registration Deadline: October 30th, 2020
The objective for this course is for the attendee to learn the normal and abnormal appearance of all abdominal organs, including pancreas, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes. In addition, scanning technique, machine controls necessary to create a high quality diagnostic image, measurements, and following a consistent scanning protocol will be emphasized. Hands-on scanning will focus on scan technique, recognition of anatomy, and creating a diagnostic scan. Veterinary ultrasound guided aspiration and biopsy technique will be covered, and case studies will be presented. The course will be taught by a Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist. Attendees will earn 15 RACE approved CE credits.
The 1st day will be lecture and the 2nd day will be hands-on scanning on a variety of Samsung Ultrasound systems (3 students per station). Lunch and snacks will be provided.