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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.
Christopher G. Anton, MD



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.

BS: Marshall University, Huntington, WV. 

MD: Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, 1993.

Residency: Canton Affiliated Hospitals, NEOUCOM Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, Canton, OH, 1993-1997.

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic/Cincinnati Children's Fellowship Program, Cleveland, OH, 1997-1998.


Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal imaging

Services and Specialties


Research Areas



Gadolinium-based contrast media does not improve the staging of neuroblastoma image-defined risk factors at diagnosis. Morin, CE; Hasweh, R; Anton, C; Dillman, JR; Orscheln, E; Smith, EA; Kotagal, M; Weiss, BD; Ouyang, J; Zhang, B; Trout, AT; Towbin, AJ. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2024; 71:e30724.

Association of pancreatic fat on imaging with pediatric metabolic co-morbidities. Swauger, SE; Fashho, K; Hornung, LN; Elder, DA; Thapaliya, S; Anton, CG; Trout, AT; Abu-El-Haija, M. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2023; 53:2030-2039.

Respiratory-Triggered Flow-Independent Noncontrast Non-ECG-Gated MRV (REACT) Versus CE-MRV for Central Venous Evaluation in Children and Young Adults: A Six-Reader Study. Betz, LH; Dillman, JR; Towbin, AJ; Anton, CG; Chavhan, GB; Crotty, EJ; Morin, CE; Pace, E; Sreedher, G; Zhang, B; Tkach, JA. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2023; 221:240-248.

The Simplified MR Index of Activity Score in Pediatric Small-Bowel Crohn Disease: An Interreader Agreement and Responsiveness Study. Dillman, JR; Ata, NA; Towbin, AJ; Anton, CG; Smith, EA; Zhang, B; Imbus, R; Tkach, JA; Denson, LA. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2023; 220:126-133.

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: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 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. The 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; Trout, AT. 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; Zandieh, AR; Langlotz, CP; Lungren, MP; Halabi, SS. 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:e113.

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