Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Mauricio Solano

Assistant Professor

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  • Radiology Residency (1991-1994) - Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Graduate Program (1988-1991) - University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine (1980-1986) - Universidad de LaSalle, Bogota, Colombia

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Radiology
  1. C.R. Smith, M. Solano, S.P. Johnson, S.K. Venn-Watson, E.D. Jensen, C.K. Renalk scintigraphy in 9 bottle nose dolphins using technectium mercaptoacetyltriglycine(99mMAG3).  American College of Veterinary Radiology Proceedings, Asheville NC, 2010.
  2. Mayer J, Hunt K, Eshar D, Solano M. Thyroid Scintigraphy in a Guinea Pig with Suspected Hyperthyroidism. Exotic DVM Veterinary Magazine 2009, Vol 11, No.1, p. 25.
  3. Solano M, Innis C, Smith C,  Merigo C, Weber E. Scintigraphic and radiographic Evaluation of Appendicular Skeletal Lesions in Cold-Stunned Kemp’s Ridley Sea turtles. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 2008, Vol 29, No. 4, pp. 388-394.
  4. Kleine L, Solano M, Rusckowski M, Hunt KE, Johnson KL, Kirker-Head CA. Evaluation of 99m technetium-labeled biotin as a soft tissue inflammation seeking agent in horses. Am J Vet Res. 2008, May, 69(5), pp. 639-46.
  5. Solano M, Welcome J.  Effects of acepromazine in skeletal uptake of diphosphonates in horses. Vet Radiology and Ultrasound. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2005, Sep-Oct; 46(5):437-42.
  6. Sato AF, Solano M. Ultrasonographic findings in abdominal mast cell disease. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound. 2004, Vol 45, No.1, pp. 51-57.
  7. Solano M, Brawer S. CT of the equine head: technical considerations, anatomical guide and selected diseases. Clinical techniques in equine practice. Vol 4, No. 4, Dec 2004.
  8. Solano M. Diagnostic imaging of the ear (textbook chapter), in Small Animal Ear Diseases/An Illustrated Guide, by Gotthelf L. 2nd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences.

General Research Interests

  • Nuclear medicine: Imaging of infection, staging of neoplasia, clinical use of novel radiopharmaceuticals
  • Diagnostic imaging of marine animals
  • Dr. Solano has a general clinical interest in MRI, Ultrasound, Radiology, and CT and also enjoys teaching all aspects of clinical diagnostic imaging to veterinary students and private practitioners


  • Diagnostic Imaging (musculoskeletal lectures)
  • Anatomy (basics of radiology)
  • Neurology (MRI of the brain & spine)
  • Musculoskeletal pathobiology (radiology of infection, trauma, and developmental diseases)
  • PBL (2nd year)

Research Interests by Area

Other Areas of Research
  • Nuclear scintigraphy, clinical diagnostic imaging, marine animal imaging
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Use of diagnostic imaging for spontaneous animal disease: CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy