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Christopher G. Anton, MD

  • Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology
  • Department of Pediatrics
I take my time with each patient and approach every radiographic study as if it were of my own child.



I am a pediatric radiologist with a special interest in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography scan (CT) and nuclear medicine. I take my time with each patient and approach every radiographic study as if it were of my own child.

Pediatric radiology imaging is fascinating to me. I was inspired to pursue my career by Dr. Godfrey Gaisie — a pediatric radiologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, where I did my pediatric radiology rotations as a resident.

I have authored or coauthored greater than 30 peer-reviewed radiology papers and over 100 book chapters in seven radiology textbooks. Also, I was the editor of EXPERTddx: Pediatrics 2009, which is published by Amirsys.

I’ve received the Outstanding Clinician Award in 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2009-10 for the pediatric radiology department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

In my research, I am seeking a better understanding of pediatric disease processes.

I spend my free time with my wife and three children. I also enjoy traveling and sightseeing with my family. We take family trips to the beach each year to see our parents, siblings, nieces and nephews.


Diagnostic performance of ultrasound hepatorenal index for the diagnosis of hepatic steatosis in children. Frankland, MP; Dillman, JR; Anton, CG; Coley, BD; Nasser, MP; O’Hara, SM; Li, Y; Trout, AT. Pediatric Radiology. 2022; 52:1306-1313.

Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography vs Endoscopy Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography for Detection of Anatomic Variants of the Pancreatic Duct in Children. Lin, TK; Vitale, DS; Abu-El-Haija, M; Anton, CG; Crotty, E; Li, Y; Zhang, B; Trout, AT. Journal of Pediatrics. 2022; 244:120-124.

Detection of urinary tract calculi on CT images reconstructed with deep learning algorithms. Thapaliya, S; Brady, SL; Somasundaram, E; Anton, CG; Coley, BD; Towbin, AJ; Zhang, B; Dillman, JR; Trout, AT. Abdominal Radiology. 2022; 47:265-271.

Comparison of 0.3-mSv CT to Standard-Dose CT for Detection of Lung Nodules in Children and Young Adults With Cancer. Thapaliya, S; Gilligan, LA; Brady, SL; Anton, CG; Crotty, EJ; Nasser, MP; Geller, JI; Pressey, JG; Zhang, B; Dillman, JR; et al. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2021; 217:1444-1451.

Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Improves Radiologist Performance in Skeletal Age Assessment: A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Eng, DK; Khandwala, NB; Long, J; Fefferman, NR; Lala, SV; Strubel, NA; Milla, SS; Filice, RW; Sharp, SE; Towbin, AJ; et al. Radiology. 2021; 301:692-699.

Hepatic Steatosis in Infancy: The Beginning of Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?. McNelis, K; Yodoshi, T; Divanovic, S; Gandhi, C; Kim, JH; Anton, CG; Trout, AT; Mouzaki, M. 2021; 2.

Improving Image Quality and Reducing Radiation Dose for Pediatric CT by Using Deep Learning Reconstruction. Brady, SL; Trout, AT; Somasundaram, E; Anton, CG; Li, Y; Dillman, JR. Radiology. 2021; 298:180-188.

Automatic Detection of Inadequate Pediatric Lateral Neck Radiographs of the Airway and Soft Tissues using Deep Learning. Somasundaram, E; Dillman, JR; Crotty, EJ; Trout, AT; Towbin, AJ; Anton, CG; Logan, A; Wieland, CA; Felekey, S; Coley, BD; et al. Radiology. Artificial intelligence.. 2020; 2.

Secretin Improves Visualization of Nondilated Pancreatic Ducts in Children Undergoing MRCP. Li, Y; Dillman, JR; Anton, CG; Crotty, EJ; Smith, EA; Abu-El-Haija, M; Trout, AT. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020; 214:917-922.

Respiratory motion in children and young adults undergoing liver magnetic resonance imaging with intravenous gadoxetate disodium contrast material. Gilligan, LA; Trout, AT; Anton, CG; Schapiro, AH; Towbin, AJ; Dillman, JR. Pediatric Radiology. 2019; 49:1171-1176.

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