Susan Kraft

Professor Emeritus, Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences


(970) 297-0350

About Susan

Dr. Kraft is Professor of Radiology and Advance Imaging and Director of the CSU MRI and PET-CT facilities. Dr. Kraft uses radiography (analog and digital), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET-CT) to monitor the anatomic and physiologic changes in evolving disease states and radiation therapy. She has developed functional imaging, including MRI/MR spectroscopy and PET-CT to evaluate tissue physiology, metabolism and response to chemo- and radiation therapy in a translational models in large (dog, cat, other) and small (rodent) animals with spontaneous and experimentally induced preclinical cancers and infectious diseases, e.g. retrovirus and prion infections and is principal radiologist for the pending IDRC high level imaging facility.


PhD, Washington State University, 1991DVM, Washington State University, 1985BS, University of Alaska, 1981


Diplomate American College Veterinary Radiology in Diagnostic Imaging since 1993.
Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Radiology, Radiation Oncology since 2001.


Richards PJ, Turner AS, Gisler SM, Kraft S, Nuss K, Mark S, Seim HB 3rd, Schense J. Reduction in postlaminectomy epidural adhesions in sheep using a fibrin sealant-based medicated adhesion barrierJ Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2010 Feb;92(2):439-46.Bucy DS, Brown MS, Bielefeldt-Ohmann H, Thompson J, Bachand AM, Morges M, Elder JH, VandeWoude S, Kraft SL. Early detection of neuropathophysiology using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in asymptomatic cats with feline immunodeficiency viral infection. Undergoing second revision J Neurovirology, Dec 2010.Angela J Marolf, Jeffrey Stewart, Thomas Dunphy, Susan L Kraft; Submitted Nov 2010; MRCP and Hepatic and pancreaticobiliary MRI with Secretin Stimulation in the Normal Cat Hudachek SF, Kraft SL, Thamm DH, Bielefeldt-Ohmann H, DeMartini JC, Miller AD, Dernell WS. Spontaneous cancer regression in a large animal model for human lung adenocarcinoma. Vet Path 47(1), Jan 2010Ordway DJ, Shanley CA, Caraway ML, Orme EA, Bucy DS, Hascall-Dove L, Henao-Tamayo M, Harton MR, Shang S, Ackart D, Kraft SL, Lenaerts AJ, Basaraba RJ, Orme IM. Evaluation of standard chemotherapy in the guinea pig model of tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2010 54(5): 1820-33. Epub 2010 Feb 16.