Rachel E Pollard- DVM, PhD
1122B Tupper Hall
+1 530 752 2511
I have a number of unrelated research interests but will outline the main 3. My mine research focus involves the use of quantitative imaging techniques to assess vascularity in tumors undergoing therapy. I have focused on contrast ultrasound and dynamic contrast CT as the 2 modalities with which to do this. Although my previous work in this area has mostly involved rodent models, I am redirecting toward using clinical large animal models of spontaneous neoplasia as a translational mechanism to mainstream these techniques into people.
I also have a strong interest in functional imaging using fluoroscopy. The 2 areas where I have built a reputation for myself are videofluoroscopic esophagography and fluoroscopic assessment of airway collapse. Many of my more recent publications have been in these areas and I anticipate continuing in these directions in the future.
1996 DVM , Washington State University, Pullman WA
Honors and Awards
1996 Excellence in small animal internal medicine
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Assessment of the iliosacral lymphatic center in dogs with anal sac gland carcinoma using indirect computed tomographic lymphography, Michele Steffey (Principle Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Co-Investigator, Specific and high-resolution ultrasound cancer imaging, Kathy Ferrara (Principle Investigator), NIH
Most Recent 10 Publications
Most Recent 5 Book Chapters
2010 Pollard RE: CT contrast media and application; intravenous contrast media, Schwarz T, Saunders J, (ed), Veterinary Computed Tomography. .
2009 Pollard R, Herrgesell E: Basic diagnoses with abdominal ultrasound, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC., (ed), IN: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition. 373-376.
2006 Wisner ER, Pollard RE: Orthopedic diseases of young and growing dogs and cats (DE Thrall, ed.), , Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging 5th edition. 268-83.