Dr. L. Granger
Associate Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9506

Teaching Interests:
Radiographic interpretation, ultrasound performance and interpretation (basic, intermediate, and expert), research methods

Research Interests:
Functional CT, thoracic CT with emphasis on airways and interstitial disease, ultrasound in endocrine diseases, correlation of ultrasound with pathological findings

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2018 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Year 1)
  • 2018 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Year 2)
  • 2017 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Year 1)
  • 2017 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Year 2)
  • 2016 Phi Kappa Phi non-tenured faculty award
  • 2015 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Year 1)
  • 2015 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Year 2)
  • 2014 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Year 1)
  • 2014 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Year 4)
  • 2012 American College of Veterinary Radiology Resident Author Award
  • 2012 National Veterinary Honor Society
 Education:
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • DVM University of Tennessee
  • BS University of Memphis
 Grants:
  • Determining the effects of chronic obesity on glucose homeostasis, glucose tolerance, and other associated metabolic parameters in cats with naturally occurring obesity., Veterinary Clinical Sciences Departmental Competitive Organized Research Program, $4,000.00
  • Clinical utility of obtaining both right and left lateral abdominal radiographs in cats, Merial NIH Veterinary Scholars Program,
  • Evidence for Use of End Expiratory CT in dogs with Chronic Coughing, American College of Veterinary Radiology Resident Research Grant, $7,450.00
  • Variation in airway size during respiration and cough in normal dogs, Merial NIH Veterinary Scholars Program, $5,730.00
  • Sonographic Adrenal Gland Variation and Histopathologic Correlation in Dogs., Merial NIH Veterinary Scholars Program, $5,619.00
  • Sonographic Pancreatic Variation and Histopathologic Correlation in Normal Dogs, Hunting Retriever Club Foundation, Inc.,
  • The effect of diet on intestinal mucosal echogenicity in healthy dogs, Morris Animal Foundation,
  • Computed Tomographic Analysis of Anesthesia-Induced atelectasis using two inspired oxygen concentrations during peak inspiration in dogs. Can atelectasis be avoided?, VCS Corps, $4,000.00
  • Association of pancreatic hyperechogenicity with breed, age, and BCS in dogs, Merial NIH Veterinary Scholars Program , $5,400.00
  • Correlation of ultrasonographic small intestinal wall layering with histology in normal dogs, HRC Foundation, Inc., $1,500.00
  • Enabling improved chemotherapeutic dosing: Ferret specific formula for body surface, VCS Corp Grant, $3,826.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Wing Abnormality in a Wild-Hatched Whooping Crane (Grus americana) Chick from the Nonmigratory Population in Louisiana, USA, Vasseur, Phillip; Zimorski, Sara; Szyszoski, Eva; LaCour, James; Lankton, Julia; Granger, L., 2019, Journal of Wildlife Diseases , Volume: 55, Number: 4, Pages: 4
  • The Effect of Food Intake and Its Fat Composition on Intestinal Echogenicity in Healthy Dogs, Gaschen, Lorrie; Granger, L.; Oubre, Olivia; Shannon, Dylan ; Kearney, Michael; Gaschen, Frederic, 2016, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound , Volume: 57, Number: 5, Pages: 546-550
  • Ex-Vivo Correlation of Ultrasonographic Small Intestinal Wall Layering with Histology in Dogs, Kearney, Michael; LeRoux, Alexandre; Granger, L.; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2016, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound , Volume: 57, Number: 5, Pages: 534-545
  • Hypersomatotropism in three cats without concurrent diabetes mellitus, Fletcher, Jon; Scudder, Christopher; Kiupel, Matti; Pipe-Martin, Hannah; Kenny, Patrick ; Mantis, Panagiotis; Fenn, Joe; Smith, Ken; Blair, Robert; Granger, L.; Niessen, Stijn, 2016, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine , Volume: 30, Number: 4, Pages: 1216-1221
  • Computed Tomographic Measurement of the Main Pulmonary Artery to Aortic Diameter Ratio in Healthy Dogs: A Comparison to Echocardiographically Derived Ratios, Granger, L.; Pariaut, Romain; Vila, Jorge; Coulter, Cassaundra; Rademacher, Nathalie; Queiroz, Patricia, 2016, Vet. Radiol. & Ultrasound , Volume: 57, Number: 4, Pages: 376-386
  • Hypersomatotropism in 3 Cats without Concurrent Diabetes Mellitus., Fletcher, Jon; Scudder, C; Kiupel, M; Pipe-Martin, Hannah; Kenny, P; Mantis, P; Fenn, J; Smith, K; Blair, R; Granger, L.; Niessen, S, 2016, Journal of veterinary internal medicine , Volume: 30, Number: 4, Pages: 1216-21
  • Detection of comorbidities and synchronous primary tumors via thoracic radiography and abdominal ultrasonography and their influence on treatment outcome in dogs with soft tissue sarcomas, primary brain tumors, and intranasal tumors, Granger, L.; Marcello, Astrid; Gieger, Tracy, 2015, Veterinary and Comparative Oncology , Volume: 13, Number: 4, Pages: 433-442
  • Variability in the Ultrasonographic Appearance of the Pancreas in Healthy Dogs Compared to Dogs with Hyperadrenocorticism, Granger, L.; Hilferty, Michael; Francis, Taylor; Steiner, Jorg; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2015, Vet. Radiol. & Ultrasound , Volume: 56, Number: 5, Pages: 540-548
  • Computed tomography features of bronchial and non-bronchial collateral arterial circulation development in a dog diagnosed with multiple chronic pulmonary thrombi, Granger, L.; Le Roux, Alexandre; Reynolds, Caryn; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2013, Journal of Veterinary Cardiology , Volume: 15, Number: 4, Pages: 283-287
  • Computed tomography features of bronchial and non-bronchial collateral arterial circulation development in a dog diagnosed with multiple chronic pulmonary thrombi., Granger, L.; LeRoux, Alexandre; Reynolds, Caryn; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2013, Journal of Veterinary Cardiology , Volume: 15, Number: 4, Pages: 283-7
  • Estimation of glomerular filtration rate in healthy cats using single-slice dynamic CT and Patlak plot analysis, Granger, L.; Armbrust, Laura; Rankin, David; Ghering, Ronette; Bello, Nora; Alexander, Kate, 2012, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound , Volume: 53, Number: 2, Pages: 181-188
Scientific Abstract:
  • Clinical utility of obtaining both right and left lateral abdominal radiographs in cats, Wanderer, Mara; Paradise, Hayley; Gaschen, Lorrie; Power, Danielle; Liu, Chin-Chi; Granger, L., 2019
  • Evidence for use of end-expiratory CT in dogs with chronic coughing, Schuber, Rebecca; Stewart, Mat; Hirsch, Aubrey; Gaschen, Frederic; Liu, Chin-Chi; Blank, Carolyn; Queiroz, Patricia; Granger, L., 2019
  • Ultrasonographic evaluation of canine adrenal corticomedullary distinction with correlation to histopathology, Baumruck, Rebecca; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Powers, Danielle; Gaschen, Lorrie; Granger, L., 2018
  • Use of Non-Inspiratory CT in dogs with chronic coughing, Stewart, Mat; Hirsch, Aubrey; Gaschen, Frederic; Schuber, Rebecca; Blank, Carolyn; Liu, Chin-Chi; Granger, L.; Queiroz, Patricia, 2018
  • Clinical utility of obtaining both right and left lateral abdominal radiographs in cats, Wanderer, Mara; Paradise, Hayley; Gaschen, Lorrie; Power, Danielle; Liu, Chin-Chi; Granger, L., 2018
  • Evidence for use of end-expiratory CT in dogs with chronic coughing, Schuber, Rebecca; Stewart, Mat; Hirsch, Aubrey; Gaschen, Frederic; Liu, Chin-Chi; Blank, Carolyn; Queiroz, Patricia; Granger, L., 2018
  • Sonographic adrenal gland variation and histopathologic correlation in dogs, Granger, L.; Powers, Danielle; Baumruck, Rebecca; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Kearney, Michael, 2015
  • Sonographic adrenal gland variation and histopathologic correlation in dogs, Granger, L.; Powers, Danielle; Baumruck, Rebecca; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Kearney, Michael, 2015
  • Pancreatic Echogenicity in Dogs with Hyperadrenocorticism, Gaschen, Lorrie; Kearney, Michael; Granger, L.; Francis, Taylor ; Michael, Hilferty, 2014
  • Correlation between Histologic and Ultrasonographic Small Intestinal Layers in Dogs, Granger, L.; Le Roux, Alexandre; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Beaufrère, Hugues; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2013
  • Association of increased pancreatic echogenicity with age, body condition score, and breed in healthy dogs, Granger, L.; Hilferty, Michael; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2013
  • Pancreatic Echogenicity in Dogs with Hyperadrenocorticism, Granger, L.; Francis, Taylor; Hilferty, Michael ; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2013
  • Association of increased pancreatic echogenicity with age, body condition score, and breed in healthy dogs, Granger, L.; Hilferty, Michael; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2013
  • Impact of results of systemic staging tests on the therapeutic plan prior to treatment with radiation therapy in dogs with peripheral soft tissue sarcomas, intranasal, and intracranial tumors: 57 cases (2004 – 2012), Granger, L.; Bigio, Astrid; Gieger, Tracy, 2012
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Diagnostic Challenge: Unilateral blindness in a dog after trauma, Granger, L.; Legallet, Claire; Sumner, Julia; Coulter, Cassaundra, 2016, Australian Veterinary Practitioner , Volume: 46, Number: 1, Pages: 25-27
  • Seeking improved chemotherapeutic dosing: A ferret-specific formula for body surface area, Granger, L.; Jones, Krista; Kearney, Michael; da Cunha, Anderson; Cutler, Daniel; Tully, Thomas; Shiomitsu, Keijiro, 2015, American Journal of Veterinary Research , Volume: 76, Number: 2, Pages: 142-148
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Approach to Abdominal Radiographs, Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat, Granger, L., 2016, Publisher: CRC Press, Pages: 509-542
  • Approach to Thoracic Radiographs, Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat, Granger, L., 2016, Publisher: CRC Press, Pages: 157-194
Editorial:
  • In Case of Emergency, Use: Radiography or Ultrasound?, Granger, L., 2014