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Daniel A. Feeney


DVM, Diplomat A.C.V.R.
Professor, Radiology

Contact Information
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences 
1332 Boyd Avenue 
St. Paul, MN 55108 

(612) 625-9731 (Office)
(612) 625-1200 (Medical Imaging Department)
(612) 624-0751 (Fax)


Education and Training:
Colorado State University, BS, 1972 - With highest distinction
Colorado State University, DVM, 1974 - With highest distinction
Purdue University, Internship [Small Animal Medicine & Surgery],1974-1975
University of Georgia, Radiology Residency, 1975-1978
University of Georgia, MS, June 1978

Assistant Professor of Radiology, UMN, 1978-1982
Associate Professor of Radiology, UMN, 1982-1989
Professor of Radiology, UMN, 1989-date

Board Certification / Professional Memberships:

American College of Veterinary Radiology, 1978

Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Excretory Urography in the Dog (Formal Master of Science Thesis Completed)
  • Excretory Urography in the Cat
  • Lumbosacral Epidurography in the Dog
  • Radiation Therapy of Spontaneously Occurring Animal Tumors
  • Equine Thoracic Radiography - An Alternative Technique
    • Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation
  • Ultrasound of Spontaneous Companion Animal Parenchymal Organ Diseases
    • Normal Ultrasonographic Anatomy
    • Ultrasonic, Radiologic, Pathologic Correlation
  • Urethrocystography in the Male Dog
    • A Reproducible Technique
    • Applications to Prostatic Disease
  • Arthrography of the Canine Stifle
  • Preoperative Radiation Therapy Effectsd on Healing of Colonic Anastomoses
  • Contrast Media for Cystourethrography, Barium?  Iodine?
  • Radiographic Findings in the Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
  • Computed Tomography of Companion Animals
    • Normal Computed Tomographic Anatomy
    • Radiologic/Pathologic Correlation
  • Radiographic Appearance and Radiologic/Microbiologic Correlation of Swine Pneumonia
  • Radiographic and Ultrasonographic Prediction of Cystolith Chemical Composition in vivo
  • Pharmocologic Modification of Preoperative Bowel Radiation Injury
  • Imaging Accuracy in the Assessment of Canine Urocystoliths
  • Retrograde (urethral) Drug Delivery to the Canine Prostate Gland
  • Effect of intrauterine infections on the monkey fetal development

Selected Publications:

Carroll MA, Zera RT, Roberts JC, Schlaufmann SE, F eeney DA ,   Johnston GR, West MA & Bubrick MP: Efficacy of radioproptective agents in  preventing small and large bowel radiation injury.  Dis Colon Rectum 38:716-722, 1995.

  Bell FW, Klausner, JS, Hayden DW, Lund, EM, Liebenstein BB, Feeney DA , Johnston SD, Shivers JL, Ewing CM & Issacs WB: Evaluation of Serum & Seminal Plasma Markers in the Diagnosis of Canine Prostatic Disorsders. J Vet Int Med 9:149-153, 1995.  
  Feeney DA , Evers P, Fletcher TF, Hardy RM & Wallace LJ: Computed Tomography of the Normal Canine Lumbosacral Spine: A Morphologic Perspective. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 37:399-411, 1996.
  Rivers BJ, Walter PA, Feeney DA , Johnston GR.  Ultrasonographic features of intestinal adenocarcinoma in five feline cases.  Vet Radiol  & Ultrasound 38:300-306, 1997
  Rivers BJ, Walter PA, Johnston GR, Feeney DA , Hardy RM.  Canine gastric neoplasia:  Utility of ultrasonography in diagnosis.  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 33:144-155, 1997.
  Weichselbaum RC, Feeney DA , Jessen CR , Osborne CA, Koehler L, & Ulrich L: Evaluation of the Morphologic Characteristics and Epidemiologic Factors for Canine Urocystoliths.  Am J Vet Res 59:379-387, 1998
  Weichselbaum RC, Feeney DA , Jessen CR , Osborne CA & Dunphy E: In Vitro Evaluation of Contrast Medium Concentrations and Depth Effects on the Radiographic Appearance of Specific Canine Urolith Mineral Types. Vet Radiol and Ultrasound 39:396-411, 1998
  Jones G, Feeney DA & Mews, C: Comparison of radiographic and necropsy findings of lung lesions in calves after challenge exposure to Pasturella multocida.  Am J Vet Res 59:1108-1112, 1998.
  Gagne, JM, Armstrong PJ, Weiss DJ, Lund EM, Feeney DA & King VL: Clinical features of inflammatory liver disease in cats: 41 cases (1983-1993).  J Am Vet Med Assoc 214:513-516, 1999.
  Churchill JA, Feeney DA , Fletcher TF, et. al.: Effects of Diet and Aging on renal measurements in Uninephrectomized Geriatric Bitches.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 40:233-240, 1999.
  Weichselbaum RC, Feeney DA , Jessen CR, et. al.: Urocystolith Detection: Comparison of Survey, Contrast Radiographic and Ultrasonographic Techniques in an In Vitro Bladder Phantom.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 40:386-400, 1999.
  Churchill JA, Feeney DA , Fletcher TF, et. al.: Age and Diet Effects on Renal Echogenicity in Geriatric Bitches.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 40:642-647, 1999.
  Weichselbaum RC, Feeney DA , Jessen CR , et. al.:  Contrast medium-related artifacts observed during in vitro radiographic characterization of urocystolith mineral composition. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 41:235-240, 2000.
  Weichselbaum RC, Feeney DA , Jessen CR , et. al.:  Contrast medium-related artifacts observed during in vitro radiographic characterization of urocystolith mineral composition. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 41:235-240, 2000.
  Weichselbaum RC, Feeney DA , Jessen CR , et. al.:  Loss of Urocystolith Architectural Clarity During in vitro Radiographic Simulation versus in vitro Visualization.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 41:241-246,2000.
  Weichselbaum RC, Feeney DA , Jessen CR , et. al.:  Relevance of sonographic artifacts observed during in vitro characterization of urocystolith mineral composition.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 41:438-446,2000.
  Weichselbaum RC, Feeney DA , Jessen CR , et. al.: An Integrated Epidemiologic and Radiographic Algorithm for Canine Urocystolith Mineral Type Prediction.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 42:311-319, 2001.
  Tomlinson JE, Sage AM, Turner TA and Feeney DA : Detailed ultrasonographic mapping of the pelvis in clinically normal horses and ponies.  Am J Vet Res 62:1768-1775, 2001   
  Feeney DA , Jessen CR , Weichselbaum RC, Cronk DE and Anderson KL : Relationship between orally administered dose, surface gamma emissions and urine radioactivity over time in radioiodine-treated hyperthyroid cats.  (Am. J. Vet. Res. 64: 1242-1247, 2003).
  Torres, SMF, Feeney DA, Lekcharoensuk C, Fletcher TF, et. al.: Comparison of the average percentage of thyroid colloid and selected serum thyroid analyses in healthy and severely ill dogs. (Am J. Vet. Res. 222: 1079-1085, 2003).
  Yoon JH, Feeney DA, Cronk DE, Anderson KL, and Ziegler LE : Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Canine and Feline Mediastinal Malignancies: A Report of 14 Cases. [Accepted Journal Vet Rad US Feb 2004].
  Rudich, SR, Feeney DA , Anderson KL and Walter PA: Computed tomography of brachial plexus masses.  (Published: Vet Radiol Ultrasound, 01/04)
  Weichselbaum RC. Feeney DA. Jessen CR. Relationship between selected echocardiographic variables before and after radioiodine treatment in 91 hyperthyroid cats. [Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2005; 46:506-513]
  Crews LJ, Sharkey LC, Feeney DA and Jessen CR: Evaluation of the calcium status in dogs with blastomycosis.  [J Am Vet Med Assoc 231:1545-1549, 2007]
  Yoon JH, Feeney DA, Jessen CR and Walter PA: External-beam Co-60 radiotherapy for canine nasal tumors; a comparison of survival by treatment protocol. 
[ Res Vet Sci 84:140-149, 2008]
  Crews LJ, Feeney DA, Jessen CR and Newman AB: Radiographic findings in dogs with pulmonary blastomycosis: 125 cases (1989-2006). 
[ J Am Vet Med Assoc 232:215-221, 2008]
  Crews LJ, Feeney DA, Jessen CR, Newman AB and Sharkey LC: Utility of diagnostic tests for and treatment of pulmonary blastomycosis in dogs 125 cases (1989-2007). [ J Am Vet Med Assoc 232:222-227, 2008]
  Feeney DA, Anderson KL Ziegler LE, Jessen CR, Daubs BM & Hardy RM: The statistical relevance of ultrasonographic criteria in the assessment of diffuse canine and feline liver disease.  [Am J Vet Res 2008;69:212-221]
  Crews LJ, Feeney DA, Jessen, CR, Rose ND and Matise I: Clinical, ultrasonographic and laboratory findings associated with gall bladder disease and rupture: 45 cases (1997-2007). [J Am Vet Med Assoc 2009;234:359-366]



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