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Our Experts at the Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy

The CIGAT team is led by Dr. Kraitchman and Dr. Krimins and includes dedicated veterinary technicians, MRI technologists, and nursing staff. The images obtained by certified imaging technologists are transferred, in real-time, to a veterinary radiologist for final evaluation. All images and reports are sent to the requesting veterinarian.

Our Co-Directors

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Dara L. Kraitchman, V.M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C.

Professor of Radiology, Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Cardiovascular Interventional Section Head in Department of MR Research

Dr. Dara Kraitchman is a veterinarian and Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. Dr. Kraitchman performed the first MRI-guided intracardiac delivery of stem cells to the heart and developed the first technique to provide X-ray visible stem cells for x-ray fluoroscopic delivery and CT imaging of stem cell persistence for cardiac and peripheral arterial disease applications. In addition to being a Co-Director of the Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy, Dr. Kraitchman serves as the Cardiovascular Interventional Section Head for the department. Dr. Kraitchman's expertise in advanced imaging allows each CIGAT patient to receive individualized imaging care as well as the most progressive advanced imaging available to pets in the region.

View Dr. Kraitchman's Publications


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Rebecca A. Krimins, D.V.M., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Veterinary Anesthesiologist

Dr. Rebecca Krimins is an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, with additional appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology; a native of Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Krimins completed her veterinary anesthesia and analgesia residency at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Krimins is currently the only board-eligible veterinary anesthesiologist in the state of Maryland with over 10 years experience in managing critically ill patients during advanced imaging procedures. Dr. Krimins’ specialty in veterinary anesthesia, sedation and pain management in combination with the results obtained by CIGAT imaging offer each veterinary patient the best opportunities for diagnosis and therapy. Dr. Krimins works closely with each patient's personal veterinarian to ensure accurate and timely results that are crucial for therapeutic options.

View Dr. Krimins' Publications


Our Adjunct Faculty

The following accomplished experts assist the Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy veterinarians in an advisory role. These doctors and specialists have developed and clinically practiced procedures in human patients that the center can translate for use in veterinary patients. The center creates an academic environment where multidisciplinary collaboration among health professionals benefits veterinary patients, allowing veterinarians to perform individualized care for each pet.

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Anderson, William Stanley, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Deep Brain Stimulation, Dystonia, Epilepsy Surgery, Essential Tremor, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy, Neurosurgery, Parkinson's Disease, Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy, Temporal Lobectomy, Therapeutic Neuromodulation
 
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Bottomley, Paul A., Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of MR Research
Research Interests: New biomedical imaging modalities, Molecular imaging, High-speed cardiovascular NMR imaging
 
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Fritz, Jan, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Diagnostic Radiology
 
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Hong, Kelvin Kai-wen, M.B.B.Ch., M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Divisional Director, Interventional Radiology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Tumors, Chronic Total Occlusions, Claudication, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Interventional Radiology, Kidney Cancer, Liver Tumors, Lower Extremity Angioplasty, Lower Extremity Stenting, Lung Cancer, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Peripheral Vascular Disease, Radiofrequency Ablation for Bone Lesions, Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Control, Radiofrequency Ablation for the Kidney, Radiofrequency Ablation for the Liver, Radiofrequency Ablation for the Lung, Renal Artery Disease, Renal Vascular Disease, Soft Tissue Tumors, Uterine Fibroids, Varicocele, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vascular Malformations, Venous Thromboembolism, Visceral Angioplasty, Visceral Stenting
Research Interests: Tumor Ablation, Tumor-targeting technologies, Proximal venous thrombosis, Locoregional tumor therapies
 
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Macura, Katarzyna Jadwiga, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Joint Appointment in Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Professor of Oncology
Professor of Urology
Assistant Director ICTR Imaging Translational Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Diagnostic Radiology, Image-Guided Biopsies, Image-Guided Interventional Procedures, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Oncologic Imaging, Prostate Cancer
Research Interests: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Genitourinary imaging, Female pelvic imaging, Male pelvic imaging, Prostate Cancer Imaging, Image-guided Interventions
 
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Schar, Michael, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Division of MR Research
Research Interests: Development and application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) techniques for understanding and diagnosing cardiac disease

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Solaiyappan, Meiyappan, M.S.

Research Associate, Division of MR Research
Expertise: Computer Graphics, Computer-Assisted Image Processing, Three-Dimensional Virtual, Augmented Reality Visualization

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Weiss, Clifford Raabe, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Medical Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering, Innovation and Design (CBID)
Director, Interventional Radiology Research
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Angioplasty, Arterial Occlusive Disease, Arteriovenous Fistulas (AVF), Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Chronic Total Occlusions, Claudication, Congenital Pulmonary Malformations, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Diagnostic Radiology, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), IVC Filter Placement, IVC Filter Retrievals, Kidney Cancer, Liver Cancer, Lower Extremity Angioplasty, Lower Extremity Stenting, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Peripheral Vascular Disease, Radiofrequency Ablation for Bone Lesions, Radiofrequency Ablation for the Kidney, Radiofrequency Ablation for the Liver, Radiofrequency Ablation for the Lung, Radiology, Renal Artery Disease, Renal Vascular Disease, Uterine Fibroids, Varicocele, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vascular Malformations, Venous Disease, Venous Occlusive Disease, Venous Thromboembolism, Visceral Angioplasty, Visceral Stenting
Research Interests: Interventional treatment of obesity (bariatric embolization), Device development, Development of interventional MRI techniques, The diagnosis and treatment of vascular malformations, including pulmonary AVM's and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
 

 

Contact Us

To learn more about CIGAT, send an email to CIGAT@jhmi.edu or call 410-502-7325