Lorrie Gaschen received her DVM from the University of Florida, was in private practice in Florida for two years after which time she did a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Bern in Switzerland and became a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 1997. She received her PhD in renal transplant imaging in animal models at the University Medical School in Utrecht then returned to the University of Bern where she became an associate professor. Her major research interests are in gastrointestinal ultrasound and vascular imaging as well as MRI. Currently, she is full tenured professor at the Louisiana State University, Section of Diagnostic Imaging as well as being the Executive Associate Dean for Diversity, Student and Faculty Affairs. She has authored numerous publications and book chapters mainly in the field of ultrasound, vascular and gastrointestinal imaging where she has done the majority of her research and is a frequent national and international lecturer.