Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Amy F. Sato

Clinical Associate Professor

Campus Phone:
508-839-7941 x84235


  • BS - Stanford University - 1990
  • DVM - University of California at Davis - 1996
House Officer Training
  • Radiology Residency - Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine - 1997-2000

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Radiology - 2000
  1. Sato AF, Solano M. Hepatic emphysema in a dog: A case report. Vet Rad & US 39: 123-124, 1998.
  2. O’Toole TE, Sato AF, Rozanski EA. Cryptococcosis of the central nervous system in a dog. JAVMA 222 (12): 1722-1725, 2003.
  3. Fettig AA, Rand WM, Sato AF, Solano M, McCarthy RJ, Boudrieau RJ. Observer variability of tibial plateau slope measurement in 40 dogs with cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle joints.  Vet Surg 32: 471-478, 2003.
  4. Sato AF, Solano M. Ultrasonographic findings in abdominal mast cell disease: a retrospective study of 19 patients. Vet Rad & US 45 (1): 51-57, 2004.
  5. McDonnell J, Kalbko K, Keating J, Sato AF, Faissler D. Multiple meningiomas in three dogs. JAAHA 43 (4):201-208, 2007.
  6. Mayer J, Sato A, Kiupel M, DeCubellis J, Donnelly T. Extralabel use of cabergoline in the treatment of a pituitary adenoma in a rat. JAVMA 239 (5): 656-660, 2011.
  7. Sutherland-Smith J, King R, Faissler D, Ruthazer R, Sato A. MRI apparent diffusion coefficients for histologically confirmed intracranial lesions in dogs. Vet Rad & US 52 (2): 142-148, 2011.
  8. Tsai S, Sutherland-Smith J, Burgess K, Ruthazer R, Sato A. Imaging characteristics of intrathoracic histiocytic sarcoma in dogs. Vet Rad & US 53 (1):21-27, 2012.
  9. Pumphrey SA, Pizzirani S, Pirie CG, Sato AF, Buckley FI. Reactive histiocytosis of the orbit and posterior segment in a dog. Vet Ophthalmol Early View July 31 2012.

General Research Interests

  • Ultrasonographic appearance of abdominal mast cell disease in dogs and cats
  • Contrast enhanced CT of the pancreas of dogs
  • T1-W FLAIR imaging of canine and feline brain lesions
  • MRI of canine insulinomas
  • Pulmonary CT angiography

Selected Research Projects

  • CT Evaluation of Pulmonary Hyperfusion


  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Respiratory Pathophysiology - Imaging of the Respiratory System
  • Radioanatomy and Working Principles of Medical Imaging

Research Interests by Area

Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Use of diagnostic imaging for spontaneous animal disease: CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy