Dr. Scansen grew up in the state of Washington and attended the University of Washington for undergrad before veterinary school at Michigan State University and a cardiology residency at The Ohio State University. Dr. Scansen completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and was on faculty at OSU before moving to Colorado. His primary interests in cardiology are congenital heart disease (heart problems in young animals), advanced imaging of the heart, and developing new ways to fix heart problems by minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Scansen completed a small animal internship at Ohio State University in 2005, followed by a residency in cardiology in 2008. He also completed a residency in interventional radiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, 2004Master of Science, Michigan State University, 2004Bachelor of Science, University of Washington, 2000
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Founding Member, Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society
Section Editor, Cardiovascular Diseases. (2014) In: Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV, 15th edition. Edited by: Bonagura JD & Twedt DC. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders. Section Editor, Cardiac Interventions. (2015) In: Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions, 1st edition. Edited by: Weisse C & Berent A. Ames: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Scansen BA, Schober KE, Bonagura JD, Smeak DD. (2008) Acquired pulmonary artery stenosis in four dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Vol. 232, no. 8: 1172-1180.Scansen BA, Meurs KM, Spier AW, Koplitz S, Baumwart RD. (2009) Temporal variability of ventricular arrhythmias in Boxer dogs with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine Vol. 23, no. 5: 1020-1024.Schober KE, Hart TM, Stern JA, Li X, Samii VF, Zekas LJ, Scansen BA, Bonagura JD. (2010) Detection of congestive heart failure in dogs by Doppler echocardiography. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine Vol. 24, no. 6: 1358-1368.Schober KE, Hart TM, Stern JA, Li X, Samii VF, Zekas LJ, Scansen BA, Bonagura JD. (2011) Effects of treatment on respiratory rate, serum natriuretic peptide concentration, and Doppler echocardiographic indices of left ventricular filling pressure in dogs with congestive heart failure secondary to degenerative mitral valve disease and dilated cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Vol. 239, no. 4: 468-479.Scansen BA. (2011) Interventional cardiology for the criticalist. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Vol. 21, no. 2: 123-136.Visser LC, Scansen BA, Schober KE. (2013) Single left coronary ostium and an anomalous prepulmonic right coronary artery in 2 dogs with congenital pulmonary valve stenosis. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology Vol. 15, no. 2: 161-169.Scansen BA, Vitt J, Chew DJ, Schober KE, Bonagura JD. (2014) Comparison of forelimb and hindlimb systolic blood pressures and proteinuria in healthy Shetland Sheepdogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine Vol. 28, no. 2: 277-283.Scansen BA, Kent AM, Cheatham SL, Cheatham JP. (2014) Stenting of the right ventricular outflow tract in 2 dogs for palliation of pulmonary valve dysplasia and right-to-left intracardiac shunting defects. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology Vol. 16, no. 3: 205-214.Visser LC, Scansen BA, Schober KE, Bonagura JD. (2015) Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular systolic function in conscious healthy dogs: repeatability and reference intervals. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology Vol. 17, no. 2: 83-96.Scansen BA, Simpson EM, López-Alvarez J, Thomas WP, Bright JM, Eason BD, Rush JE, Boswood A, Dukes-McEwan J, Green III HW, Bulmer BJ, Visser LC, Kent AM, Schober KE. (2015) Pulmonary artery dissection in eight dogs with patent ductus arteriosus. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology Vol. 17, no. 2: 107-119.Cote E, Edwards NJ, Ettinger SJ, Luis Fuentes V, MacDonald KA, Scansen BA, Sisson D, Abbott JA. (2015) Management of incidentally-detected heart murmurs in dogs and cats. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Vol. 246, no. 10: 1076-1088.Russell DS, Scansen BA, Himmel LE. (2015) Plexogenic pulmonary arteriopathy in a cat with non-restrictive ventricular septal defect and chronic pulmonary hypertension. Journal of Small Animal Practice Vol. 56, no. 8: 524-529.Visser LC, Scansen BA, Brown NV, Schober KE, Bonagura JD. (2015) Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular function in conscious healthy dogs following a single dose of pimobendan or atenolol. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology Vol. 17, no. 3: 161-172.Durham JA, Scansen BA, Bonagura JD, Schober KE, Cheatham SL, Cheatham JP. (2015) Iatrogenic embolization and percutaneous retrieval of a ventricular septal occluder in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology Vol. 17, no. 4: 304-313.Scansen BA, Schneider M, Bonagura JD. (2015) Sequential segmental classification of feline congenital heart disease. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology Vol. 17, Suppl. 1: S10-S52.Scansen BA, Morgan KL. (2015) Reference intervals and allometric scaling of echocardiographic measurements in Bengal cats. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology Vol. 17, Suppl. 1: S282-S295.da Silveira JS, Scansen BA, Wassenaar PA, Raterman B, Jin N, White RD, Bonagura JD, Kolipaka A. (2016) Quantification of myocardial stiffness using magnetic resonance elastography in right ventricular hypertrophy: initial feasibility in dogs. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Vol. 34, no. 1: 26-34.Scansen BA. (2016) Interventional radiology: Equipment and techniques. The Veterinary Clinics Of North America: Small Animal Practice Vol. 46, no. 3: 535-552.
Congenital heart diseaseInterventional cardiologyEchocardiographyCardiac computed tomographyInterventional radiology