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Previous recipients of the Resident Research Grant Award:

  • 2020: Dr. Andrea Merly, Auburn University.  Effects of alfaxalone on splenic size in cats based on CT and ultrasound.  The grant was funded by the ACVR. – $6767.
  • 2020: Dr. Elizabeth Acutt, Colorado State University. Contrast enhanced computed tomography to validate ultrasound-guided injection technique of the cranial tibial artery in horses.  The grant was funded by the ACVR-Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society. – $7500.
  • 2020: Dr. Oren Ofer, Ontario Veterinary College. Environmental bacterial surveillance and the effect of visual cleaning reminders on bacterial contamination in the veterinary diagnostic imaging suite.  The grant was funded by the ACVR.  – $6960.
  • 2020: Dr. Maura Cicci, North Carolina State University. Comparison of VIBE, PETRA, and UTE MRI sequences and standard T2W, PD, and T1W MRI sequences with CT for evaluation of the canine skull.  The grant was funded by the ACVR CT/MRI Society. – $7500.
  • 2019: Dr. Elodie Huguet – Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas: “The use of ultrasonographic shear wave elastography in differentiating benign versus malignant splenic masses in dogs diagnosed with an acute non-traumatic hemoperitoneum”. The grant was funded by the Veterinary Ultrasound Society.
  • 2019: Dr. Marc A. Seitz – Mississippi State University: “The effect of sedation with dexmedetomidine on the ultrasonographic appearance of the gallbladder wall and velocity and diameter of the portal vein, caudal vena cava, and aorta in dogs”. The grant was funded by the ACVR.
  • 2019: Dr. Christopher R. Tollefson – Mississippi State University: “The effects of Sildenafil on Portal Vein Velocity, Cross-sectional area, and congestion index in the dog”. The grant was funded by the ACVR.
  • 2018: Dr. Carisssa Southard – Auburn University: “Superb microvascular imaging of canine lymph nodes”. The grant was funded by the ACVR.
  • 2018: Dr. Marc Ledesma – The Ohio State University: “Diffusion tensor imaging characteristics of meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology in dogs”. The grant was funded by the ACVR.
  • 2018: Dr. Christine Gremillion – North Carolina State University: “Optimization of ultrasonographic ureteral jet detection”. The grant was funded by the ACVR Veterinary Ultrasound Society.
  • 2018: Dr. Michelle Greer – Virginia Tech/University of Maryland: Differentiating between high and low grade gliomas in the canine patient using diffusion tensor imaging”. The grant was funded by the ACVR CT/MR Society.
  • 2017: Dr. Mylene Auger – University of Tennessee: “Evaluation of the effects of sedative drugs on the sonographic and radiographic appearance of the spleen in healthy cats.” Mentor: Dr. Constance Fazio. Grant was funded by the ACVR.
  • 2017: Dr. Wade Won – Mississippi State University: “Correlation of meniscal injury to joint space width on standing lateral radiographs and standard tibial plateau leveling osteotomy radiographic projections of the canine stifle.” Mentor: Dr. Erin Brinkman. Grant was funded by the ACVR.
  • 2017: Dr. Melanie Moore – University of Missouri: “Oxygenation and volume response of spontaneous canine sarcomas treated with Thermofield 250A electromagnetic hyperthermia and radiation therapy.” Mentor: Dr. Charles Maitz. Grant was funded by the ACVR CT/MRI Society.
  • 2017: Dr. Sarah Pemberton – Purdue University: “Ultrasonographic morphology of the gastrointestinal tract of healthy horses: in vivo, ex vivo and histological comparison.” Mentor: Dr. Hock Gan Heng. Grant was funded by the ACVR Veterinary Ultrasound Society.
  • 2016: Dr. Kimberly Cronin – Michigan State University: “Strain sonoelastography in feline chronic renal disease.” Mentor: Dr. Anthony Pease. Grant funded by the ACVR Veterinary Ultrasound Society.
  • 2016: Dr. Amalie DiMiceli – University of Minnesota: “Optimization of Three-Dimensional Fast-Spin-Echo Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Thoracolumbar Spine in Dogs.” Mentor: Dr. Christopher Ober. Grant funded by the ACVR CT/MRI Society.
  • 2016: Dr. Mathew Stewart – Louisiana State University: “Comparison of Computed Tomography and Bronchoscopy for Diagnosis of Bronchomalacia.” Mentor: Dr. Abbi Granger. Grant funded by the ACVR.
  • 2016: Dr. Katherine Tucker-Mohl – Kansas State University: “Use of shear wave elastography to evaluate renal stiffness in cats with naturally occurring chronic kidney disease.” Mentor: Dr. Laura Armbrust. Grant funded by the ACVR.
  • 2015: Dr. Noopur Desai – University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Evaluation of stereotactic radiotherapy for canine sinonasal tumors using helical tomotherapy.” Mentor: Dr. Michelle Turek. Grant funded by the ACVR.
  • 2015: Dr. Peter Noel – The Animal Medical Center: “Comparison of off–site smart phone JPEG format abdominal radiographs versus DICOM format standard workstation for determining gastrointestinal mechanical obstruction in dogs and cats.” Mentor: Dr. Anthony Fischetti. Grant funded by the ACVR.
  • 2015: Dr. Alison Plumley – Mississippi State University: “Comparison of single- and multi-voxel1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy and evaluation of the conspicuity of normally enhancing intracranial structures at varying gadolinium chelate contrast doses in normal dogs at 3 Tesla.” Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Gambino. Grant funded by the ACVR CT/MRI Society.
  • 2015: Dr. Georgette Shields – Colorado State University: “Evaluation of two magnetic resonance imaging protocols versus ultrasound for diagnosis of biceps brachii, supraspinatus, infraspinatus tendons and medial glenohumeral ligament injuries in dogs. Mentor: Dr. Angela Marolf. Grant funded by the ACVR Veterinary Ultrasound Society.
  • 2014: Dr. Jennifer Fowler – Oregon State University: “Comparison of lung ultrasound, radiography, and computed tomography to histopathology in juvenile cattle with naturally acquired respiratory disease”. ACVR Co-Investigators: Drs. Stieger & Nemanic. Grant funded by ACVR Veterinary Ultrasound Society.
  • 2014: Dr. Lynn Griffin – Colorado State University: “Glycolytic phenotyping of canine mast cell tumors”. ACVR Co-Investigator: Dr. Randall. Grant funded by ACVR Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine.
  • 2014: Dr. Chase Constant – University of Tennessee: “Description of gadoxetate disodioum (Eovist) enhanced magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of hepatic nodules/masses with correlation to histopathological findings in dogs”. ACVR Co-Investigator: Dr. Hecht. Grant funded by ACVR.
  • 2014: Dr. Jessica Stahle – VA/MD College of Veterinary Medicine: “Diffusion weighted MR imaging in the differentiation between metastatic and benign regional lymph nodes in canine oral melanoma patients”. ACVR Co-Investigator: Dr. Larson. Grant funded by ACVR.
  • 2013: Dr. Stacy Cooley – Cornell University: “Ultrasonographic measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter in horses”. Grant funded by ACVR Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society. ACVR Sponsor:  Dr. Scrivani.
  • 2013: Dr. Cathy Ruoff – Texas A & M  University: “Validation of an optimized magnetic resonance imaging protocol for identification of articular cartilage lesions in the canine stifle joint”. Grant funded by ACVR CT/MRI Society. ACVR Sponsor: Dr. Eichelberger.
  • 2013: Dr. Kimberly Mulligan – Ohio State University: “Ultrasound elastography characteristics of splenic nodules”. Grant funded by ACVR Ultrasound Society. ACVR Sponsor: Dr. Drost.
  • 2013: Dr. Megan MacLellan – University of Minnesota: “The normal diffusion parameters of the canine brain”. Grant funded by ACVR. ACVR Sponsors: Drs. Ober & Feeney.
  • 2013: Dr. Shawn MacKenzie – University of Guelph: “Image guided percutaneous injection of gelified ethanol for treatment of intervertebral disc disease in dogs”. Grant funded by ACVR. ACVR Sponsor: Dr. Chalmers.
  • 2012: Dr. Ruth Van Hatten: “Comparison of electroretinography and brainstem auditory response to three-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography for detecting reduced blood flow in the maxillary arteries of cats with the mouth open”. Cornell University – ACVR Co-investigator Dr. Peter Scrivani.
  • 2012: Dr. Jason Doukas: “Precision-targeting of canine liver nodules to determine CT enhancement patterns of benign and malignant lesions using real-time virtual sonography”. North Carolina State University – ACVR Co-investigator Dr. Gabriela Seiler. Funded by ACVR Veterinary Ultrasound Society.
  • 2012: Dr. Phillip Strom: “Magnetic resonance imaging diffusion tensor imaging of the internal capsule in normal and geriatric onset laryngeal paralysis affected Labrador Retrievers”. Michigan State University – ACVR Co-investigator Dr. Anthony Pease.
  • 2011: Dr. Jin Young Heo, Purdue University, “Dynamic Secretin-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography in normal dogs”. ACVR Co-investigator, Dr. James F. Naughton (Research is funded by the ACVR CT/MRI Society).
  • 2011: Dr. Meghann Lustgarten, North Carolina State University, “Characterization of injuries of the suspensory ligament branches of the equine forelimb using elastography”. ACVR Co-investigator, Dr. Gabriela Seiler. (Research is funded by the ACVR).
  • 2011: Dr. Alyce Marks, University of Tennessee, “MRI Evaluation of the Liver in Normal Dogs Using the Specific Contrast Agent Eovist®”. ACVR Co-investigator, Dr. Silke Hecht. (Research is funded by the ACVR).
  • 2010: Dr. Michelle Ellison, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “In vivo evaluation of acoustoelastic strain gauge in the normal canine calcaneal tendon”. ACVR Co-investigator, Dr. Lisa Forrest. (Grant provided by ACVR Veterinary Ultrasound Society)
  • 2010: Dr. Diane Saulnier, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine: “Multidetector computed tomography with and without electrocardiogram gating of the normal canine heart an coronary arteries”. ACVR Co-investigator, Dr. Tyson. (Grant provided by the ACVR)
  • 2010: Dr. Chris Warrington, University of Minnesota: “H-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of the Normal Canine Brain”. ACVR Co-investigator, Dr. Dan Feeney (Grant provided by the ACVR)
  • 2009: Dr. Christina Copple, North Carolina State University – Dr. Copple’s grant is entitled “Optimization of Small Animal Digital Radiographic Technique to Maximize Signal to Noise and Evaluate the Effects on Personal Exposure”.
  • 2009: Dr. Ketaki Karnik, The Ohio State University – Dr. Karnik’s grant is entitled “Accuracy of computed tomography in determining lesion size in canine osteosarcoma of the appendicular skeleton”.
  • 2008: Dr. Matthew Baron, University of Tennessee – Dr. Baron’s grant is entitled “Ultrasonographic observation of secretin-induced pancreatic duct dilation in healthy cats”.
  • 2008: Dr. Sophie Dennison, University of Wisconsin – Dr. Dennison’s grant is entitled “Effect of anesthesia, positioning and temporal variation on radiographic evaluation of parrot coelomic organs”.
  • 2008: Dr. Ajay Sharma, Cornell University – Dr. Ajay Sharma’s grant is entitled “Accuracy comparison of abdominal ultrasonography and radiography for diagnosing mechanical ileus in vomiting dogs”. His grant was funded by the ACVR Ultrasound Society.
  • 2007: Dr. Winnie Lo, University of California – Dr. Lo’s grant is entitled “Can image processing compensate for an anti-scatter grid?”.
  • 2007: Dr. William Lee, North Carolina State University – Dr. Lee’s grant is entitled “Effects of iodinated contrast medium administration on thyroid scintigraphy in normal cats”.
  • 2006: Dr. Randi Drees, University of Wisconsin – Dr. Drees’ grant is entitled “Influence of therapy on the peripheral washout in malignant tumors: A new parameter for therapy monitoring”.
  • 2006: Dr. Nathan Nelson, The Ohio State University – Dr. Nelson’s grant is entitled “Estimate of Central Venous Pressure by Ultrasound of the Quadrate Hepatic Veins in the Dog”.
  • 2005: Dr. Jason Arble, The Ohio State Unversity – Dr. Arble’s grant is entitled “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Changes of the Equine Distal Extremity in Acute Laminitis”.
  • 2005: Dr. Rita Echandi, University of Tennesee – Dr. Echandi’s grant is entitled “Transplenic portography using multi-row detector helical CT: comparison with transplenic portal scintigraphy and dual phase CT angiography”.
  • 2005: Dr. Heather Chalmers, Cornell University – Dr. Chalmer’s grant is entitled “Accuracy of Ultrasonographic Assessment of Laryngo-hyoid Conformation and Laryngeal Function in the Diagnosis of Upper Airway Disease in Horses”.
  • 2004: Dr. Scott Tidwell, Central Florida Veterinary Radiology – Dr. Tidwell’s grant is entitled “Comparison of Computed Tomographic Arteriography and Pulmonary Perfusion for the Detection of Pulmonary Thromboembolism Following Non-cemented total hip arthroplasty surgery in 11 dogs”. Dr. Tidwell presented his research at the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting, November 29-December 3, 2005 in Chicago, IL.
  • 2004: Dr. Gregory Almond, Auburn University – Dr. Almond’s grant is entitled “Depth Corrected vs Non-depth Corrected GFR Determination by Quantitative Renal Scintigraphy in the Dog”.
  • 2003: Dr. Robert Cole, University of Tennessee – Dr. Cole’s grant is entitled “Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Scintisplenoportography using 99mTcO4: Comparison to Per-rectal Portoscintigraphy in the Diagnosis of Congenital Portosystemic Shunts in Dogs”. Dr. Cole presented his research at the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting, August 2-6, 2004 in Montreal, Canada.
  • 2003: Dr. Anthony Fischetti, The Ohio State University – Dr. Fischetti’s grant is entitled “Effects of Methimazole on Thyroid Gland Uptake of 99mTC in Hyperthyroid Cats”. Dr. Fischetti presented his research at the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting, August 2-6, 2004 in Montreal, Canada.
  • 2002: Dr. Christopher Kunze, Texas A&M University – Dr. Kunze’s grant is entitled “Assessment of Alteration in the Time Activity Curves and Mean Renal Transit Time of 99mTC-Diethylenetriaminepentaacetic Acid in Normal Dogs after Induction of Diuresis”. His research was presented at the 2003 ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • 2002: Dr. Anthony Pease, Cornell University – Dr. Pease’s grant is entitled “Accuracy of increased wall thickness during ultrasonography for diagnosing large-colon torsion in horses with surgical colic localized to the large colon by signalment, history and physical examination.” Dr. Pease was also awarded the 2004 Resident-Authored Paper Award for this research at the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting, August 2-6, 2004 in Montreal, Canada. His paper was entitled “Accuracy of increased large-intestine wall thickness during ultrasonography for diagnosing large-colon torsion: 42 horses.” Pease AP, Scrivani PV, Erb HN, Cook VL. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2004; 45(3): 220-224.
  • 2001: Dr. Laurie Head, University of Tennessee – Dr. Head’s grant is entitled “Evaluation of the Feline Pancreas using Computed Tomography and Radiolabeled Leukocytes” was presented at the 2003 ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL and published in the July/August 2003 issue of Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.
  • 2001: Dr. Wendy Fife, The Ohio State University – Dr. Fife’s grant is entitled ‘Differentiation of canine splenic masses using computed tomography’. Dr. Fife’s research was presented at the 2002 ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, IL. and published in the 2004 July/August issue of Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.
  • 2000: Dr. Jennifer Grimm, University of Illinois – Dr. Grimm’s work entitled ‘The effect of a combination of medetomidine, butophanol and atropine on glomerular filtration rate in dogs’ was presented at the 2001 ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii [see Abstract] and published in the September/October 2001 issue of Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.
  • 1998: Dr. Mark Matteucci, North Carolina State University – Dr. Matteucci’s research entitiled ‘Hyperthermia effect on uptake of technetium-99m labeled liposomes in feline sarcomas’ was presented at the 1999 ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • 1996: Bahr A, Wrigley RH. Evaluation of Imagent® US as an ultrasound contrast agent in large dogs. American College of Veterinary Radiology, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1997.