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Dominique Penninck graduated from the Veterinary school at the University of Liège (Belgium) in 1981.  After a residency at University of Davis, California (1985-88), she joined the radiologist team at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University.  She is diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.  She received her clinical PhD from the University of Liège in 1998.  She has been invested in teaching ultrasonography to students, interns, residents, and practicing veterinarians, adopting and developing new methodologies to facilitate the learning of this modality.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grown up kids, traveling, discovering the arts, taking photographs, and last but not least attending zumba classes, and dancing!


Marc-André d’Anjou became veterinarinan in 1996, graduating from the University of Montreal, before completing a residency program in diagnostic imaging at Tufts University leading to his board-certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2003. He was faculty at the University of Montreal for 10 years before co-founding  Animages in 2016. He kept his Teacher Hat, lecturing to students and veterinarians, supervising interns and residents, and creating eLearning environments for small animal diagnostic imaging. Marc-André spends his free time traveling and chasing light and his kids with his cameras, and playing around with multimedia softwares. As opposed to Dominique, Marc-André is not a formidable dancer.

Here is a selection of their publications in the field of Small Animal Ultrasonography:

Ultrasonography of the normal feline pancreas and associated anatomic landmarks: a prospective study of 20 cats.  SM Etue,  DG Penninck, K Labato, S Pearson, AAS Tidwell.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2001; 42:330-336

Ultrasonographic and clinicopathologic findings in 21 dogs with intestinal adenocarcinoma. MC Paoloni, DG Penninck, AS Moore. Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2002;43:562-567.

Ultrasonographic findings in dogs and cats with gastrointestinal perforation. SR Boysen, AS Tidwell, DG Penninck. Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2003;44:556-564.

Diagnostic value of ultrasonography in differentiating canine enteritis from intestinal neoplasia.  DG Penninck, B Smyers , CRL Webster, W Rand,  AS Moore. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2003;44:570-575.

Ultrasonographic detection of ingested and perforating wooden foreign bodies in four dogs. D Penninck and SL Mitchell. JAVMA 2003 July 15;223(2):206-209.

Ultrasonography of portosystemic shunting in dogs and cats. MA d’Anjou, D Penninck, L Cornejo, and P Pibarot. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2004 45(5): 424-437.

Relationship of pancreatic duct dilation to age and clinical findings in cats. S Hecht, DG Penninck, OM Mahony, R King, and WM Rand WM.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2006;47:287-294.

The Sonographic Search for Portosystemic shunts. MA d’Anjou. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract (Special topic: Ultrasound) 2007; 22:104-114, 2007.

Ultrasonographic features of extrahepatic biliary obstruction in 30 cats. Gaillot HA, Penninck DG, Webster CRL, Crawford S. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2007;48:439-447.

Ultrasonographic measurement of kidney-to-aorta ratio as a method of estimating renal size in dogs. A Marechal, MA d’Anjou, M Moreau, G Beauregard, K Alexander. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2007; 48(5): 424-438.

Ultrasonographic intestinal hyperechoic mucosal striations in dogs are associated with lacteal dilation. J Sutherland-Smith, DG Penninck, JH Keating, CRL Webster. Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2007;48;51-57.

Postoperative ultrasonographic appearance of uncomplicated enterotomy or enterectomy sites in dogs. AR Matthews, DG Penninck, CRL Webster. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2008;49(5): 477-483.

Non-surgical resolution of gallbladder mucoceles in 2 dogs.  R Walter, M Dunn, MA d’Anjou, M. Lécuyer. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 Jun 1;232(11):1688-93.

Can sonographic signs predict the results of liver fine-needle aspiration in  dogs with suspected liver disease?  M Guillot, MA d’Anjou, K Alexander, C Bédard, M Desnoyers, G Beauregard, JRE del Castillo. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2009, 50(5):513-518.

Sonographic findings of gastric polyps in 7 dogs.  A Diana, DG Penninck, JH Keating. Vet Radiol Ultrasound  2009;50(2):201-4.

Clinical significance of sonographically-detected renal pelvic dilatation in dogs and cats.  MA d’Anjou, A Bédard, M Dunn. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2010, 52(1) :88-94.

Ultrasonographic assessment of long-term enterectomy sites in dogs. Mareschal A, Penninck D. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2010;51(6):652-655.

Sonographic assessment of gallbladder volume in normal cats. D Penninck, J O’Sullivan, C Leveille-Webster. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2010;51(6):665-666.

The sonographic appearance of intestinal mucosal fibrosis in cats. D Penninck, CRL Webster, JH Keating. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2010;51(4):458-461.

Gallbladder sludge on ultrasound is predictive of increased liver enzymes and total bilirubin in cats.  N Harrant, MA d’Anjou, M Dunn, G Beauchamp. Can Vet J. 2011 Sep;52(9):999-1003.

Comparaison of sonographic features of benign and neoplastic deep lymph nodes in dogs.  M de Swarte, K Alexander, B Rannou, MA d’Anjou, L. Blond, G. Beauchamp. 2011 Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 52:451-456.

Ultrasonographic characterization of feline ileocecocolic abnormalities. O Taeymans, N Holt, D Penninck, CR Webster. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2011;52, 335-339.

Ultrasonographic and clinicopathological features of feline gastrointestinal eosinophilic sclerosing fibroplasia in 4 cats.  A Weissman, D Penninck, C Wester, S Hecht, J Keating, LE Craig  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery  2012;15(2),148-154.

Ultrasonographic measurement of the pancreas and pancreatic duct in clinically normal dogs. DG Penninck, U Zeyen, O Tayemans, CR Webster.  Am J Vet Research 2013;74(3),433-437.

32 thoughts on “About us

  1. ok. In short description: we want to compare a big number of healthy dogs with a big number of dogs with bone sarcomas. We want to find out a way for early sonographic screening in dogs as a regularly examination in early detection of bone-cancer (for example on every year). For this, in the first step, it would be useful having first pictures of sarcomas with real diagnostics to exclude failures in our studies. In the second step we want to publicate our first pics in comparation with diagnosed pics and, if not to early, our first results.
    When we publicate pics from others like you, we want to link them to the origin pages on our (not yet created) homepage. In exchange we send you our pics and results too for using in studies and publication.

  2. That would be wonderful. When you find more, send it via email to us. If possible, can we publicate the other figures of bone sarcomas in dogs too ?

  3. Actually none, because this website must be created in the future, if we are able to show enough pictures an results of our researchings.

  4. Hello,

    we found your publication of a “Large soft tissue sarcoma in a 10 yr-old mixed breed dog” (Figure 17.58). We are researching a usable way of displaying bone sarcomas in dogs for early detection in future with regularly screening by using ultra sound. For this, we are looking for pictures and articles like this one, because we want to compare them with sonographic pictures of healthy dogs. If we are allowed, we want to use your pics for pbulications on a special homepage we want to create for all interested users for free.
    Please help us to realise our project.
    Please answer via email, too.


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