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Donald Thrall, DVM, DACVR

Dr. Don Thrall

Clinical Professor of Radiology College of Veterinary Medicine

Ph.D, Colorado State University (1974)
M.S., Colorado State University (1971) DVM, Purdue University, Veterinary School (1969)


Phone: 919-513-6160



About Dr. Thrall:

Dr. Thrall graduated from the Purdue University Veterinary School in 1969 and completed Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at Colorado State University in 1971 and 1974, respectively.  He held faculty positions at the University of Georgia and the University of Pennsylvania before spending 30 years on the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University.  Following nearly two-years on the faculty of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, he returned to North Carolina State University where he holds a part time faculty appointment as Clinical Professor.  Dr. Thrall is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in both diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology.  Dr. Thrall's primary imaging interests are CT and MRI, particularly relating to tumor morphology and tumor physiology.  He is the Editor of the Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 6th Edition, and Co-Author, with Dr. Ian Robertson, of the Atlas of Normal Radiographic Anatomy and Anatomic Variants in the Dog and Cat, both published by Elsevier. 

Recent Publications:

Sunico, S.K., Hamel, C, Styner, M., Robertson, I.D., Kornegay, J.N., Bettini, C., Parks, J., Wilber, K., Smallwood, J.E. and Thrall, D.E.:  Two Anatomic Resources of Canine Pelvic Limb Muscles Based on CT and MRI.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound.  53:266-272, 2012

Boss, M.K., Muradyan, N., and Thrall, D.E:  DCE-MRI:  a review and applications in veterinary oncology.  Vet Comp Oncol. 11:87-100, 2013. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5829.2011.00305.x.

Thrall, D.E., Maccarini, P., Stauffer, P., Macfall, J., Hauck, M. Snyder, S. Case, B. Linder, K. Lan, L. McCall, L.,and Dewhirst, M.W:  Thermal dose fractionation affects tumour physiological response.  Int J Hyperthermia 28:431-440, 2012.

Copple, C., Robertson, I.D., Thrall, D.E.,  Samei, E.:  Evaluation of Two Objective Methods to Optimize kVp and Personnel Exposure Using a Digital Indirect Flat Panel Detector and Simulated Veterinary Patients.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 54: 9-16, 2013.

Giglio, R.F., Winter, M.D., Reese, D.J., Thrall, D.E., Abbott, J.R., Graham, J.P., and Berry, C.R.:  Radiographic Characterization of Presumed Plate-Like Atelectasis in 75 Nonanesthetized Dogs and 15 Cats.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound 54: 326-331, 2013.  DOI:10.1111/vru.12035

Oura, T.J., Early, P.J., Jennings, S.H., Lewis, M.J., Tobias, J.R. and Thrall, D.E.:  Canine Choroid Plexus Tumor with Intracranial Dissemination Presenting as Multiple Cystic Lesions.  Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 759054, 4 pages, 2013.  doi:10.1155/2013/759054

Mendoza, P., d’Anjou, M-A., Carmel, E.N., Fournier, E., Mai, W., Alexander, K., Winter, M., Zwingenberger, A., Thrall, D., Theoret, C., Validation of a Novel Technique for Creating Simulated Radiographs Using Computed Tomography Datasets.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound.  Published online: 13 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/vru.12117

Fukuda, S., Kobayashi, T., Robertson, I.D., Oshima, F., Fukazawa, E., Nakano, Y., Ono, S., and Thrall, D.E.:  CT Features of Canine Non-Parenchymal Hemangiosarcoma.  Vet Radiol Ultrasound.  Published online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/vru.12136