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Our Experts at the Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy

The CIGAT team is led by Dr. Kraitchman 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 Director

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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

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


To learn more about CIGAT

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