We are introducing online education in 2020. We know how difficult it is for you to get away from a busy practice, so we will be putting the didactic portion of our Soft Tissue Level 1 and Level 2 classes online. Once travel opens back up, it will be possible to purchase an 8 hour day of in-clinic, hands-on ultrasound training, on your machine, for an additional fee. This training will cover the scanning skills covered in the didactic modules, and will be RACE approved. We will still offer regular Soft Tissue Level 1 and Level 2 classes in Irving, Texas, if you wish to join us here, once the country opens back up.

The advantage to doing an online class is that you will have 60 days to complete the didactic portion at your own pace, and then you can follow that up with a day of in-clinic hands-on training if you wish.

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. Taught by a Board Certified Radiologist.

Fee: Didactic Only 7 Hrs. CE: $300 per person, or $850 for 3 people.

Start Dates:

  • Available anytime

Fee: Optional In-clinic hands-on 8 hour day, 7 Hrs. CE: $2100 with a Sonographer or $2400 with a DVM, in the continental United States. Call for a quote for Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or overseas

Hands-on scanning will reinforce the didactic portion, and recognizing normal tissue.

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. Ultrasound guided aspiration and biopsy technique will be covered. Taught by a Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist.

Fee: Didactic Only 10 Hrs. CE: $400 per person, or $1150 for 3 people.

Start Dates:

  • Available anytime

Fee: Optional In-clinic hands-on 8 hour day, 8 Hrs. CE: $2100 with a Sonographer or $2400 with a DVM, in the continental United States. Call for a quote for Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or overseas

Hands-on scanning will focus on scan technique, recognition of anatomy, and creating a diagnostic scan.

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. Hands-on scanning will reinforce the didactic portion, and recognizing normal tissue.

Fee: $1300.

Class Dates & Times:

  • February 18th, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • April 8th, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • June 4th, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • August 19th, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • October 23rd, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • December 2nd, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM

The objectives for this class are for the student to learn knobs and buttons necessary to create an ultrasound study, how to tweak an image to be the best it can be, distance and area measurements, and following a scanning protocol for the liver, spleen, kidneys, and bladder. Discussing the purpose of each type of probe, and recognizing artifacts will also be covered.

FEE: $850..

Class Dates & Times:

  • February 18th, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • April 8th, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • June 4th, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • August 19th, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • October 23rd, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • December 2nd, 2021 8 AM – 4:30 PM

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. Ultrasound guided aspiration and biopsy technique will be covered, and case studies will be presented.Taught by a Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist.

Due to the Covid-19 Virus, the October Soft Tissue Level 2 class will be handled as follows in order to spend as little time as possible in Texas, and have as little contact as possible with staff, attendees, and travel: The didactic portion of this class will be Online, for 10 hours of RACE CE. You will receive this material 2 weeks prior to the class date. We will have the hands-on scanning portion on October 15th, from 8 AM - 5 PM, covering everything in the online Modules, for an additional 8 hours of RACE CE. We will provide masks, shields, gloves, and sanitizer at all stations. We will practice social distancing as best we can. A box lunch will be provided.

Fee: $1600.

Class Dates & Times:

  • February 19 th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • May 13th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • July 16th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 7th, 2021 8:00 – 5:00 PM
  • December 3rd, 2021 8:00 – 5:00 PM

The objectives for this class are for the student to learn equipment controls necessary to tweak ultrasound images to be their best, measurements, and following a scanning protocol to create a complete soft tissue ultrasound exam, which will be accomplished through hands-on scanning in a wet lab setting with a machine and animal.

Fee: $850.

Class Dates & Times:

  • February 19 th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • May 13th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • July 16th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 7th, 2021 8:00 – 5:00 PM
  • December 3rd, 2021 8:00 – 5:00 PM

The objective for this course is for the attendee to leave with the knowledge of tweaking image quality, and learning both normal anatomy and appearance, as well as abnormal, and disease processes for the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, GI System, thyroid and vascular. Hands-on scanning will reinforce the didactic portion, and recognizing normal tissue. Attendees will also have a written test and scanning practicum on Day 4.

Requirements: Must be a Boarded Specialist or Resident

Fee: $3500.

Class Dates & Times:

  • September 29 th , 2021 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • September 30 th , 2021 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 1 st , 2021 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 2 nd , 2021 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Most of this day will be spent in hands-on scanning of all abdominal organs, including pancreas, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes, while following a protocol. An aspirate/biopsy review will be incorporated as well. Attendees will leave with an imaging protocol to incorporate into their practice, and the confidence to help reach their peak performance goals.

Prerequisite recommendations: Soft Tissue Level 1, or Level 2, or equivalent clinical experience.

Fee: $850.

Class Dates & Times:

  • June 18th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • November 12th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We will critique your imaging quality, protocol, and measurements, and help you to improve it.

10 cases for $650.

Cardiac Ultrasound

With each of these cardiac classes, we will offer a quantity of 10, Image Critique Packages, for an additional $750.00 per package, which allows for 10 ultrasound cases to be critiqued for image quality and selection, scanning technique, and assistance in creating a diagnostic scan. This does NOT include diagnosis of the case, but rather helping to create a diagnostic scan. Receiving constructive feedback on your cardiac scanning after attending a class, can help reinforce and tweak the skills you acquired in class.

We are introducing online education in 2020. We know how difficult it is for you to get away from a busy practice, so we will be putting the didactic portion of some of our cardiac classes online. The optional hands on portion of these classes will be done in your clinic, on your machine. We will still offer cardiac classes in Irving, Texas, if you wish to join us here.

The advantage to doing an online class is that you will have 60 days to complete the didactic portion at your own pace, and then you will have the option to purchase an 8 hour day of one-on-one training in your clinic, on your machine, covering the scanning skills that go with that course. Both the didactic and hands-on portion will be RACE approved.

Canine MMVD

The new 2019 ACVIM MMVD Consensus statement guidelines recommends initiation of treatment with pimobendan in Stage B2 MMVD

The definition of Stage B2 was refined to reflect a specific heart size and diagnosis of Stage B2 MMVS is now the threshold for initiation of treatment with pimobendan in dogs with preclinical (Stage B) MMVD.

Echocardiography is the most sensitive method to measure heart size and is now the diagnostic test with highest priority in dogs with preclinical MMVD.

This course will teach you how to acquire and accurately measure the left atrium and left ventricle using simple right parasternal 2D echocardiographic images allowing you to diagnosis Stage B2 MMVD and recommend pimobendan treatment according to the 2019 ACVIM MMVD Consensus statement guidelines.

Feline Cardiomyopathy

The prevalence of feline cardiomyopathy is on average about 15% and increases with age

Many apparently healthy cats (20-50%) have heart murmurs, however many heart murmurs in cats are not pathologic.

Thirty percent of cats with preclinical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy go on to develop congestive heart failure (20%) and/or arterial thromboembolism (10%).

The best method to discriminate pathologic from non-pathologic murmurs is echocardiographic assessment with emphasis on accurate assessment of left atrial size

Left atrial enlargement represents a known risk factor for development of both congestive heart failure and arterial thromboembolism

In cats with active respiratory distress focused assessment of left atrial size can help support (left atria enlargement) or exclude (normal left atrial size) congestive heart failure

This course will teach you how to acquire and accurately measure the left atrium using simple right parasternal 2D echocardiographic images allowing you to stage the severity of cardiomyopathy.

This course is RACE approved and will require successful completion of quizzes covering the material and submission of 2 still frames and 2 videos that demonstrate your ability to acquire and correctly measure diagnostic images covered in this course.

The didactic portion of this course is available online and can be viewed at your convenience for 60 days after your registration date. There will be some live question and answer periods (up to 60 min) with the instructors, on dates to be determined. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions before (email) or during the live Q&A period. The Q&A period will also be recorded for those who are unable to attend live and be available for 2 weeks after the live event. There is one hands on scanning session planned for the center in Irving on October 10, 2020 for an additional fee as well.

CE: 7.5 Hours

Fee: $400. Per person, or $1150 for 3 people.

Fee: Optional In-clinic hands-on 8 hour day, 8 Hrs. CE: $2100 with a Sonographer or $2400 with a DVM, in the continental United States. Call for a quote for Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or overseas

You can practice one on one instruction at your clinic, using your equipment, with up to 3 people.

Start Dates:

  • Available now.

The objective of this course is to cover all right sided imaging planes - the core of an echocardiographic examination - as well as the left sided right auricular view. Subjective and objective evaluation of these images are covered. At completion of this course the attendee will be able to recognize all right sided imaging planes, understand the principles of obtaining these images, obtain critical measurements and understand their usefulness in the assessment of cardiac disease.

Fee: Didactic Only 6.5 Hrs. CE $350 per person, or $1000 for 3 people

Start Dates: Available anytime

Fee: Optional In-clinic hands-on 8 hour day, 8 Hrs. CE $2100 with a Sonographer, or $2400 with a DVM in the continental United States. Call for a quote for Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or overseas.

Hands-on scanning will focus on image technique and knobs and buttons to create 2D right side and left cranial auricle views of the heart, as well as 2D and MMode measurements, to follow an imaging protocol.

The objective of this course is to cover two dimensional and left parasternal imaging planes in order to apply the principles of doppler as it applies to image quality and accuracy. Normal and abnormal color flow of MR, TR, RVOT, and LVOT will be taught in order to understand and incorporate spectral doppler and pressure gradients. Echocardiographic features of the common acquired diseases of CVD, PH, DCM, HCM, HOCM, and NSCM will be taught. At completion of this course the attendee will be able to incorporate color and spectral doppler into their echocardiographic exam, and recognize echocardiographic features of some of the common acquired heart diseases.

Didactic Only 11.5 Hrs. CE $550 per person, or $1600 for 3 people

Start Dates: Available Anytime

Fee: Optional In-clinic hands-on 8 hour day, 8 Hrs. CE $2100 with a Sonographer, or $2400 with a DVM in the continental United States. Call for a quote for Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or overseas.

The objective of this program is to help the student understand the principals of Doppler and pressure gradients by examining the Spectral Doppler tracing and what affects it, what affects flow velocities, learn what normal systolic and diastolic pressures within the chambers & vessels of the heart are, and understanding and applying pressure gradient information.

Fee: Didactic Only 2 Hrs. CE $100 per person, or $275 for 3 people.

Start Dates: Available anytime

Cardiac Level 1: Diagnostic Two Dimensional Cardiac Scanning & Evaluation Accompanied by Common Cardiac Diseases

This course is designed to cover all right sided imaging planes - the core of an echocardiographic examination - as well as the left sided right auricular view. Subjective and objective evaluation of these images are covered. Hands on scanning sessions will teach the scanning technique needed to develop skill in obtaining these echocardiographic imaging planes. At completion of this course the attendee will be able to recognize all right sided imaging planes, understand the principles of obtaining these images, obtain critical measurements and understand their usefulness in the assessment of cardiac disease. This course will also include integration of echocardiography into your practice by covering the diagnosis and management of the most common adult-onset cardiac diseases. Using case material, we will form strategies for diagnosis, staging, and management of these diseases with emphasis on the role of echocardiography.

3 days ~ 22 hours of CE

Fee: $2200

Class Dates & Times:

  • August 26th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • August 27th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • August 28th, 2021 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cardiac Level 2: Doppler Echocardiography

The Complete echocardiogram: incorporating 2D imaging, measurements, and color and spectral Doppler.

The objective of this course is for the attendee to obtain an accurate and diagnostic echocardiographic study that incorporates color flow and spectral Doppler. All topics will focus on accuracy of the Doppler information and optimizing image quality. Topics covered will include: understanding the physical principles of Doppler echocardiography as it applies to the accuracy and quality of an echocardiographic exam, correct placement of Doppler cursors and gates, recognition of normal and abnormal color flow Doppler, understanding how Doppler aids in the evaluation of common acquired heart disease. Hands on sessions will focus on equipment controls that affect image quality, image optimization and measurement of the Doppler echocardiogram. Taught by a Boarded Cardiologist.

Prerequisites:/

Level 1 or experience obtaining right sided 2D and M-Mode images

2.5 days ~ 20.5 hours of CE

Fee: $2200

Class Dates & Times:

  • October 28th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 29th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 30th, 2021 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Advanced Echocardiography with 2D, M-mode and Doppler

The objective for this hands-on session is for the student to be able to obtain all imaging planes appropriate for echocardiographic analysis, identify normal and abnormal features of 2D, M- mode and Doppler images, and understand the significance of abnormalities.

Fee: Hands-on scanning only 8 Hrs. CE $1000

Prerequisites:/

Cardiac Level 1 or 2, or clinical experience obtaining right and left sided 2D views and measurements

Class Dates & Times:

  • March 5th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • April 30th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • July 9th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • December 10th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We will critique your imaging quality, protocol, and measurements, and help you to improve it.

10 cases for $750.

We believe you learn best, if held accountable. This can be accomplished through a combination of constructive critical appraisal of attendee submitted imaging studies and outcome assessment. Outcome assessment will include practical laboratory examinations. Constructive critical appraisal of homework will provide attendees a basis to objectively assess their progress, recognize areas that require improvement and acquire the skills and techniques needed to become excellent scanners. Feedback of this nature in combination with outcome assessment is sure to escalate your personal needs with respect to becoming an excellent scanner.

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The objective of this program is for the attendee to become a proficient, confident soft tissue sonographer, by immersing them in soft tissue ultrasound over a 3 month period. The student will be with us for 4 days a week, every 4 to 6 weeks, spread over 3 months. Each session will build upon the prior session. Knobs, measurements, labeling, scan technique of the abdomen, scanning protocol, artifacts, normal and abnormals, disease processes, and aspirate and biopsy technique will be taught. Each session will require accountability in the way of quizzes, written and practical exams. Case submissions will be required weekly between sessions, for critique. Referral to a telemedicine service or specialist may still be necessary, as this is a skill set that requires continuing practice allowing proficiency to become excellence.

Requirements:

You may attend any one of these sessions as a "stand alone class", as long as you have the necessary clinical experience for each level. For example: no previous experience is necessary for Session 1, which is Beginner to Intermediate Level. Either Soft Tissue Level 1, Soft Tissue Immersion Program Session 1, or previous clinical experience would be necessary to attend Session 2, which is Intermediate to Advanced Level. Soft Tissue Level 2, Soft Tissue Immersion Program Session 2, or similar clinical experience would be necessary to attend Session 3, which is Advanced Level.

Attendees MUST have access to a digital ultrasound machine with color and spectral Doppler (PW required) capability, that allows saving and exporting still images and cine loops in Dicom format, for all three sessions. Attendees will receive 24 hours of CE for each session, MUST attend all 3 sessions, and maintain a passing grade of 70 or above, per session, in order to receive the Certificate of Soft Tissue Proficiency. This is NOT an accreditation.Class size is limited so we encourage you to sign up early to guarantee admittance. Taught by a Boarded Radiologist.

Fee per session: $3300.

Testimonials

Having tried other ultrasound courses, it wasn't until WAVE, that my knowledge, skills & ability really exploded. Homework, in the Soft Tissue Immersion Program, provides an opportunity to learn through repetition, promoting muscle memory, while also receiving constructive criticism of performance ability. WAVE is amongst the best veterinary CE in the world.
Cameron Dow, DVM

The Soft Tissue Immersion course provided the framework for a complete abdominal ultrasound scan - far superior to any other ultrasound course I've taken. I feel confident doing my own scans now.
Christie Macintyre, DVM

Class Dates & Times:

Session 1

  • April 8th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • April 9th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • April 10th, 2021 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • August 19th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • August 20th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • August 21st, 2021 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Session 2

  • May 13th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • May 14th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • May 15th, 2021 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • October 7th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 8th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 9th, 2021 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Session 3

  • June 17th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • June 18th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • June 19th, 2021 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • November 11th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • November 12th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • November 13th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This program is designed to meet the growing demand for veterinarians to become competent in the acquisition, measurement, interpretation, and reporting of diagnostic cardiac ultrasound exams in patients with acquired heart disease. Veterinarians will learn how to systematically interpret studies and prepare a comprehensive report. This program is also appropriate for Veterinary Technicians to develop the skills necessary to obtain and measure a complete echocardiographic examination appropriate for review by a supervising veterinarian or reading service.

Requirements:

  • Must have access to a digital ultrasound machine with color and spectral Doppler capability
  • Be able to save and export still images and cine loops in DICOM format
  • Ideally a phased array transducer (cardiac probe) with CW capability is desirable but a microconvex is minimally required

This is a three-week program with approximately 8-14weeks between each week (see dates below). Each week builds on the previous one. This course holds the attendee accountable for learning the didactic material and scanning technique in the form of daily quizzes, final written and practical exams as well as scanning homework between each of the onsite sessions. To successfully pass this course, participants must complete homework consisting of imaging studies on dogs and cats, and they must submit the images electronically in DICOM format for instructor review and feedback. The attendee can expect to spend about 2 hours per week on their homework studies. The homework is a mandatory requirement. If assigned echocardiographic exams are not completed each week, the attendee will not successfully finish this course.

Who should attend?

  • Veterinarians and veterinary technicians who wish to become excellent small animal imagers by being held accountable through written tests, practicums, and homework.

Prerequisites

  • No previous scanning experience is required.

Fee per session 1 & 2: $3500
Fee for session 3: $2625

Fee per sessions 1-3: $3500 each for 2021

Class Dates & Times:

Session 1

  • August 26th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • August 27th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • August 28th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • August 29th, 2021 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Session 2

  • October 28th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 29th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 30th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 31st, 2021 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Session 3

  • December 9th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • December 10th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • December 11th, 2021 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • December 12th, 2021 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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In these challenging times, we ask that you support our friends and peers involved in veterinary education. WAVE is a co-sponsor with Esaote of the MRI in Veterinary Medicine series offered below. Universal recently lost their owner to the Covid-19 virus, and we wish to offer encouragement and assistance as they continue on. Everyone involved in veterinary education has a passion for it, and to help veterinarians reach the skill levels they aspire to. Stay safe, and let us know when we can be of assistance to you.

Thoracic Radiographic Interpretation: A Review: 4.25 Hours of CE
This course is composed of a series of modules covering normal and abnormal interpretation of canine and feline thoracic radiology. Objectives of this course include review and assimilation of normal and abnormal aspects of the pulmonary parenchyma, mediastinum, pleural space, body wall, and heart. After completing this course, the participant will develop more confidence and expertise in interpretation of daily patient thoracic radiographs.
Fee: Didactic Only, 4.25 Hrs CE: $250 per person, or $700 for 3 people
Start Dates: Available anytime


Due to Covid-19 cancellation of the 10th Edition of MRI in Veterinary Medicine, Esaote is now offering a free series of 14 online webinars to introduce general practitioners to the neurological patient and his most common spinal and brain diseases, through the discussion of clinical cases that will be led by international renown speakers.

WAVE – “We Are Veterinary Education” is a co-sponsor of this event, and will be providing RACE approved CE, with each of the 14 modules, which are worth 1 CE credit each. Canada and the United States veterinary practitioners and technicians, can receive continuing education approved by RACE. Check with your country’s veterinary board to see if they will accept RACE accredited education from the United States.

Lecture schedule: every second Wednesday at 18:30 CET (except August).

  • 1) Localization of the problem to the spinal cord through clinical cases (C. Falzone)
  • 2) Localization of the problem to the brain through clinical cases (C. Falzone)
  • 3) Differential diagnosis and why Magnetic Resonance (MRI) (C. Falzone)
  • 4) Principles of MRI and understanding MR images formation (Luca Balbi)
  • 5) Case of the week: is this a disc herniation? (C. Falzone)
  • 6) Case of the week: spinal neoplasia (M. Konar)
  • 7) Case of the week: is this a discospondylitis? Any other inflammatory disorders of the spine?(C. Falzone)
  • 8) Case of the week: brain inflammation (M. Konar)
  • 9) Case of the week: spine – vascular incidents? (M. Konar)
  • 10) Case of the week: brain tumor (M. Konar)
  • 11) Case of the week: is this a congenital anomaly? (C. Falzone)
  • 12) Case of the week: spinal trauma (M. Konar)
  • 13) Case of the week: brain trauma (M. Konar)
  • 14) Understanding advanced MRI image formation techniques. (Luca Balbi)

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