Silke Hecht

Associate Professor of Radiology - Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

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Dr. Hecht earned her Veterinary degree and doctorate (Dr. med. vet.) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. She completed a Residency in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and achieved board certification both in the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI). She currently holds a position as Associate Professor in Veterinary Radiology at UT.  Her research areas include veterinary neuroimaging and oncologic imaging with a special focus on Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Focus Areas:  Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging | Neuroimaging | Oncologic Imaging | Magnetic Resonance Imaging | Computed Tomography | Ultrasonography

Skills and Expertise:  Perform and Interpret Radiographic | Ultrasonographic, Computed Tomographic, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies in Animals

Selected Publications:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Spinal Cord and Canal Measurements in Normal Dogs
S. Hecht, M.M. Huerta, and R.B. Reed, Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, DOI: 10.1111/ahe.12045, 2013.
Student Performance and Course Evaluations Before and After Use of the Classroom Performance SystemTM in a Third Year Veterinary Radiology Course
S. Hecht, W.H. Adams, M.A. Cunningham, I.F. Lane, N.E. Howell, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 114-21, 2013.
Agreement Between T2 and HASTE Sequences in the Evaluation of Thoracolumbar Disc Disease in Dogs
J.M. Mankin, S. Hecht, and W.B. Thomas, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 162-6, 2012.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Canine Mast Cell Tumors
E. Pokorny, S. Hecht, P.A. Sura, A.K. LeBlanc, J. Phillips, G.A. Conklin, and K.A.Haifley, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 167-73, 2012.
Effects of Observer on the Diagnostic Accuracy of Low-field MRI for Detecting Canine Meniscal Tears
P. Böttcher, L. Armbrust, L. Blond, A. Brühschwein, P.R. Gavin, I. Gielen, S. Hecht, K. Jurina, S. Kneissl, M. Konar, E. Pujol, A. Robinson, S.L. Schaefer, L.F. Theyse, A. Wigger, and E. Ludewig, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 628-35, 2012.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Susceptibility Artifacts Due to Metallic Foreign Bodies
S. Hecht, W.H. Adams, J. Narak, and W.B. Thomas, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 409-14, 2011.
Topographic and Age Dependent Distribution of Subchondral Bone Density in the Canine Elbow Joint
M.J. Dickomeit , P. Böttcher, S. Hecht, H.G. Liebich, and J. Maierl, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 72, no. 4, pp. 491-9, 2011.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features of the Temporomandibular Joint in Normal Dogs
D.M. Macready , S. Hecht, L.E. Craig, and G.A. Conklin, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 436-40, 2010.
Ultrasonographic Observation of Secretin-induced Pancreatic Duct Dilation in Healthy Cats
M.L. Baron, S. Hecht, A.R. Matthews, and J.E. Stokes, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 86-9, 2010.
Myelography vs. Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Acute Intervertebral Disc Extrusion in Chondrodystrophic Dogs
S. Hecht, W.B. Thomas, K. Marioni-Henry, R.L. Echandi, A.R. Matthews, and W.H. Adams, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 353-9, 2009.