CT-MRI Society Panel Discussion

"Spinal Imaging: Updates and Controversies"

9:00-1030 AM, Thursday October 23, 2014

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Panelists - Top Row (L to R)

Panelists - Bottom Row (L to R):

The CT/MRI society will host this 90-minute panel discussion on "Spinal Imaging: Updates and Controversies". The panel of 8 members represents various backgrounds (academia, private practice, online consulting and radiation oncology), with the goal of bringing a variety of experiences and ideas to the table. Topics will include a discussion on protocol recommendations for MRI, a discussion of the respective merits of CT and MRI in spinal imaging, and a radiation oncology perspective. We hope that everyone will enjoy the discussion and look forward to a constructive meeting.
 

Short CVs of Panel Participants

Moderator: Silke Hecht, Dr. med. vet., Dipl. ACVR, Dipl. ECVDI

  • 1998 Graduate of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • 2001 Doctorate (Dr. med. vet.), Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • 1998 -2002 Internship and position as clinical instructor, Department of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • 2002-2005 Residency in Diagnostic Imaging, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) 2005
  • Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) 2006
  • Specialty/areas of interest: Magnetic resonance imaging, neuroimaging, oncologic imaging
  • Current Employment:
    • Associate Professor in Radiology, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM)
    • Adjunct Professor at the UT Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Ian Robertson, BVSc, Dipl. ACVR

  • 1981 Graduate of Massey University, New Zealand
  • 1981-1986 Mixed animal practice in New Zealand and England
  • 1986-1989 Radiology Residency, North Carolina State University
  • 1989 Diplomate American College Veterinary Radiology  
  • 1990-2000 Small Animal Referral Practice in New Zealand
  • Areas of interest: Cross sectional imaging and imaging informatics
  • Current Employment:
    • Clinical Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University

Ketaki Karnik, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVR

  • 2001 Graduate of the University of California Los Angeles
  • 2005 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California Davis
  • 2005-2006 Internship at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
  • 2006-2008 Medical director of Animal Imaging, Los Angeles
  • 2008-2011 Residency in Diagnostic Imaging at The Ohio State University
  • Areas of interest: Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, member of the Los Angeles Zoo medical advisory board
  • Current employment:
    • VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital

Amy S. Tidwell, DVM, Dipl. ACVR

  • 1983 Veterinary Degree from Ohio State University
  • 1983-84 Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston
  • 1984-87  Private Practitioner Kingston Animal Hospital
  • 1987-1990 Residency in Radiology Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1990-2007 Clinical Instructor, Assistant and Associate Professor and Faculty Radiologist at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Specialty/areas of interest: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, neuroimaging
  • Current Employment:
    • Veterinary imaging consultation

Shannon P. Holmes, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACVR

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – 2003
  • Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rotating Internship – Michigan Veterinary Specialists – 2004
  • Radiology Residency – Washington State University – 2007
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology – 2008
  • Professional memberships:
    • President/President-Elect of the MRI/CT Society (2009-2013)   
    • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2001-present)
    • UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center – Faculty member & MR Imaging Specialist (2011-present)
  • Professional interests:
    • Clinical application of advanced MRI neuroimaging techniques 
    • Canine and Equine Musculoskeletal Imaging and Cartilage evaluation
    • Stroke MRI – Animal Modelling & Novel Therapeutic Monitoring
    • Quantitative MR techniques in Renal Ischemic Models & In vivo Monitoring of Therapeutic Response
    • Rapid Abdominal MR techniques
  • Current Employment:
    • Assistant Professor of Radiology (MRI Subspecialization) - University of Georgia-College of Veterinary Medicine

John ('Jay') F. Griffin IV, DVM, Dipl. ACVR

  • 2004 Graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • 2004 - 2005 Rotating Small Animal Intern, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2005 -2007 Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • 2007-2010 Radiology Residency, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • 2010 Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR)
  • Specialty/areas of interest: Magnetic resonance imaging, neuroimaging
  • Current Employment:
    • Assistant Professor in Radiology, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

John Farrelly, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVR (Radiation Oncology), Dipl. ACVIM (Oncology)

  • 1998 Graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1998 - 1999 Internship in Medicine and Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 1999 - 2001 Residency in Oncology, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) 2001
  • 2001 – 2004 Residency in Radiation Oncology, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology) 2004
  • 2010 Graduate of New York Medical College, School of Health Science and Practice - Masters in Biostatistics
  • Associate Editor, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
  • Specialty/areas of interest: Radiation Oncology, Clinical Research, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Current Employment:
    • Oncologist/Radiation Oncologist, The Veterinary Cancer Center, Norwalk, CT

Deborah Prescott, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVR (Radiation Oncology)

  • 1982 Graduate of the University of Georgia, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1983 Rotating small animal internship at the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1989 Radiation oncology specialty training and PhD at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1994 Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) in Radiation Oncology
  • Current employment:
    • MedVet, Ohio
  • Additional information:
    • Has successfully utilized radiation therapy to treat thousands of veterinary cancer patients over past 28 years.
    • Prior to joining MedVet, she was the Veterinary Radiation Oncologist at a large veterinary referral practice outside of Washington D.C., where she grew her practice into one of the most successful radiation oncology practices in the United States. 
    • Established the Radiation Oncology Center at MedVet in September 2002. 
    • Served as President of the American College of Veterinary Radiology-Radiation Oncology for 2007 and 2008.