Iscan Veterinary Imaging

Iscan Veterinary Imaging
Newcastle, ON L1B 0A3


(Extra-Hepatic Bile Duct Obstruction)


In-Clinic Ultrasound Training

Learn to Scan in a Real-World Setting


Dr. Cullen has trained veterinarians across Canada in both abdominal and cardiac ultrasound. This has been done through small courses held in veterinary clinics, as well as one-on-one training with veterinarians who have purchased a machine for use in their clinic. Scroll down for a sampling of what is taught in these courses. 

Iscan Veterinary Imaging is happy to offer on-site ultrasound training to small animal clinics in southern Ontario and Eastern Ontario, as well as other regions of Ontario and Canada.


Benefits of on-site training:

  • No traveling for you or your associates, saving you on travel related costs, and time.
  • Learn to use your ultrasound machine, not someone else's. Learn what features it has and how to use them to optimize your images. 
  • No sharing of scan time with veterinarians from other clinics.
  • You choose the patients. We can use normal animals for learning the basics, or clinic patients for learning to evaluate abnormal findings. 
  • Ultrasound courses offered by universities and ultrasound retailers are very useful. However, they often use normal, anaesthetized animals. Once you get back into the real world, things are very different. Dr. Cullen will teach you to scan in a real world setting.
  • We can schedule training sessions around your needs.
  • If needed, you can reach me, via phone or email, after the session to discuss what was covered in the session. 


What You Will Learn:


  • How to use the buttons and features on your ultrasound machine to optimize an ultrasound image. 
  • Learn how to use depth, focus and frequency during an exam to get the most out of the exam. 
  • And learn what all those other buttons and features are for.

Abdominal Organs: 

  • Learn tricks to finding the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, lymph nodes, adrenal glands, pancreas, gallbladder and bile duct. 
  • Learn how to map out the GI tract. 
  • Learn how to use colour flow doppler to evaulate the abdominal vasculature.
  • Learn how to use colour flow doppler to assess the vascularity of organs and masses.
  • Learn how to relate what you are seeing to the rest of the case.


  • Learn how to obtain the standard right and left sided images. 
  • Learn how to use colour doppler to look for regurgitation. 
  • Learn how to use spectral doppler to assess valve velocities and pressure gradients. 


Telesonography is not a substitute for a good quality ultrasound exam. If you want to use telesonography for help in evaluating your images, learning to do a complete and thorough ultrasound exam is essential. A telesonographer's report is only as good as the images and videos sent to them. 

Fees: For a copy of our fee guide, please email Iscan Veterinary Imaging at the address provided below