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Associate Chief of Research, Department of Radiology

Medical Director, Imaging Research Center, Division of Radiology


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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Pediatric radiology; imaging of the pediatric gastrointestinal tract (including bowel, liver, and pancreas); imaging of the pediatric genitourinary tract

Research Interests

Ultrasound and MRI evaluation of Crohn's disease; ultrasound and MRI detection and measurement of liver fibrosis


Radiology and Medical Imaging, Radiology, Pancreas Care Center, Center for Autoimmune Liver Disease, Best Doctors 2017-18, Fontan Management Clinic, Center for Translational Fibrosis Research, Imaging Research Center

My Education

MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2003.

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008.

Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009; Abdominal Imaging Radiology Fellowship Program, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010.

Certification: American Board of Radiology, 2008; Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Radiology, 2011.

MSc: Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015.

My Publications

Dillman JR, Towbin AJ, Imbus R, Young J, Gates E, Trout AT. Comparison of Two Neutral Oral Contrast Agents in Pediatric Patients: A Prospective Randomized Study. Radiology. 2018 May 8:173039.

Expert Panel on Pediatric Imaging:, Dillman JR, Rigsby CK, Iyer RS, Alazraki AL, Anupindi SA, Brown BP, Chan SS, Dorfman SR, Falcone RA Jr, Garber MD, Nguyen JC, Peters CA, Safdar NM, Trout AT, Karmazyn BK. ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Hematuria-Child. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 May;15(5S):S91-S103.

Roberson NP, Dillman JR, O'Hara SM, DeFoor WR Jr, Reddy PP, Giordano RM, Trout AT. Comparison of ultrasound versus computed tomography for the detection of kidney stones in the pediatric population: a clinical effectiveness study. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Feb 23.

Forbes-Amrhein MM, Dillman JR, Trout AT, Koch BL, Dickerson JM, Giordano RM, Towbin AJ. Frequency and Severity of Acute Allergic-Like Reactions to Intravenously Administered Gadolinium-Based Contrast Media in Children. Invest Radiol. 2018 May;53(5):313-318.

Orscheln ES, Dillman JR, Towbin AJ, Denson LA, Trout AT. Penetrating Crohn disease: does it occur in the absence of stricturing disease? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Nov 22.

Dillman JR, Trout AT, Costello EN, Serai SD, Bramlage KS, Kohli R, Xanthakos SA. Quantitative Liver MRI-Biopsy Correlation in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Can One Be Used to Predict the Other? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Jan;210(1):166-174.

Joshi M, Dillman JR, Singh K, Serai SD, Towbin AJ, Xanthakos S, Zhang B, Su W, Trout AT. Quantitative MRI of fatty liver disease in a large pediatric cohort: correlation between liver fat fraction, stiffness, volume, and patient-specific factors. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 May;43(5):1168-1179.

Serai SD, Dillman JR, Trout AT. Proton Density Fat Fraction Measurements at 1.5- and 3-T Hepatic MR Imaging: Same-Day Agreement among Readers and across Two Imager Manufacturers. Radiology. 2017.

DiPaola FW, Schumacher KR, Goldberg CS, Friedland-Little J, Parameswaran A, Dillman JR. Effect of Fontan operation on liver stiffness in children with single ventricle physiology. Eur Radiol. 2016;Oct 17.

Trout AT, Serai S, Mahley AD, Wang H, Zhang Y, Zhang B, Dillman JR. Liver Stiffness Measurements with MR Elastography: Agreement and Repeatability across Imaging Systems, Field Strengths, and Pulse Sequences. Radiology. 2016;281:793-804.