Linnaeus and AIS Academy partner to offer diagnostic imaging training to residents

Diagnostic imaging residents at veterinary group Linnaeus are benefiting from training opportunities from Antech Imaging Services (AIS). AIS Academy is offering access to its internal CPD courses and team of teleradiologists to complement the training and support offered by the Linnaeus residency programme and hospital network.

Twelve residents from six Linnaeus veterinary hospitals across the UK are so far part of the training programme, with more residents set to join this year.

The online training offered includes weekly known case conferences, live weekly rounds focusing on different syllabus topics, theoretical mock examinations on the same software used in the examinations, and support for research publications. A known case database provides access to AIS’s global image store.

Due to the number of AIS radiologists, the programme also offers bespoke training that enables residents to focus on key areas of interest. Additional one-to-one sessions are offered to final year residents preparing for their certifying examination, with a yearly mock certifying examination. The success rate stands at 94 per cent.

Diagnostic imaging resident at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals Domenico Sainato is taking part in the training. He said: “I have decided to pursue a residency in imaging to expand my knowledge of my favourite subject and provide the best possible care to my patients. The remote support offered by AIS has been excellent
and complements the fantastic guidance from the team at Eastcott, particularly my supervisor Helen Renfrew.

“Combining my training at Eastcott with the virtual resources at AIS has helped me to improve my theoretical and practical expertise.”

As well as offering more than 100 residencies across 10 disciplines, Linnaeus supports 75 rotating interns and 35 discipline-specific interns, who can progress into residencies and train as specialists.

Linnaeus head of diagnostic imaging services Andrew Parry said: “We are very proud of this partnership between Linnaeus and AIS, which are both part of Mars Petcare. AIS has already enabled our imaging residents to access the CPD offered to its radiologists and this further initiative provides even more support.”

AIS has a global network of more than 125 radiologists, who work with over 18,000 veterinary hospitals worldwide. It has more than 920 million stored images, which can be accessed by Linnaeus for trainingand CPD.

Picture: Diagnostic imaging resident at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals Domenico Sainato takes part in AIS training.

Published on page 3 of the February 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.

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