Christopher J. Roth, M.D., MMCI

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Vice Chair, Information Technology and Clinical Informatics
  • Director of Imaging Informatics Strategy, Duke Health
  • Neuroradiology
Address DUMC Box 3808
Durham, NC 27710
Telephone 919-684-7218
Fax 919-684-7168

As a Duke neuroradiology physician, I have several primary areas of expertise. First, I interpret diagnostic MRI and CT scan images of patients with a variety of neurologic and spinal conditions, and guide the patient’s team towards the correct next care steps. Second, I perform image-guided invasive procedures for diagnosis of spine, head and neck masses and disease states. Finally, I see patients directly in our Duke Radiology spinal pain management clinic for the treatment of neck pain, back pain and radiating leg pain from spine degeneration. Serving as the Duke Department of Radiology Vice Chair for Health Information Technology and Clinical Informatics, and also as the Director of Imaging Informatics Strategy for Duke Health, I have a unique role as a physician leader for also assessing and implementing imaging technologies, clinical decision support, image sharing capabilities across North Carolina, and ensuring the usability and integrity of our electronic patient record.

  • Diplomate, Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2009
  • Certificate of Added Qualification, Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology, 2012
  • Diplomate, Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventative Medicine, 2014
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 2004
  • Diagnostic Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2005-2009
  • Neuroradiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2009-2010
  • Master of Management in Clinical Informatics, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 2011
Clinical Interests
  • CT-guided pain management
  • Functional MR neuroimaging
  • MR and CT neuroimaging
  • Research Interests
  • Enterprise Imaging
  • Deep learning
  • Clinical imaging efficiency and effectiveness
    • Towbin AJ, Roth CJ, Bronkalla M, Cram D. Workflow Challenges of Enterprise Imaging: HIMSS-SIIM Collaborative White Paper. doi: 10.1007/s10278-016-9897-6. 2016 Oct;29(5):574-82 Abstract
    • Roth CJ, Lannum LM, Dennison DK, Towbin AJ. The Current State and Path Forward For Enterprise Image Viewing: HIMSS-SIIM Collaborative White Paper. doi: 10.1007/s10278-016-9887-8. 2016 Oct;29(5):567-73 Abstract
    • Cram D, Roth CJ, Towbin AJ. Orders- Versus Encounters-Based Image Capture: Implications Pre- and Post-Procedure Workflow, Technical and Build Capabilities, Resulting, Analytics and Revenue Capture: HIMSS-SIIM Collaborative White Paper. doi: 10.1007/s10278-016-9888-7. 2016 Oct;29(5):559-66 Abstract
    • Roth CJ, Lannum LM, Joseph CL. Enterprise Imaging Governance: HIMSS-SIIM Collaborative White Paper. doi: 10.1007/s10278-016-9883-z. 2016 Oct;29(5):539-46 Abstract
    • Shetty VS, Reis MN, Aulino JM, Berger KL, Broder J, Choudhri AF, Kendi AT, Kessler MM, Kirsch CF, Luttrull MD, Mechtler LL, Prall JA, Raksin PB, Roth CJ, Sharma A, West OC, Wintermark M, Cornelius RS, Bykowski J. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Head Trauma. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.02.023. 2016 Jun;13(6):668-79 Abstract
    • Roth CJ, Lannum LM, Persons KR. A Foundation for Enterprise Imaging: HIMSS-SIIM Collaborative White Paper. doi: 10.1007/s10278-016-9882-0. 2016 Oct;29(5):530-8 Abstract
    • Patel BN, Lopez JM, Jiang BG, Roth CJ, Nelson RC. Image-Rich Radiology Reports: A Value-Based Model to Improve Clinical Workflow. pii: S1546-1440(16)30633-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.07.018. 2016 Sep 28; Abstract
    • Roth CJ, Angevine PD, Aulino JM, Berger KL, Choudhri AF, Fries IB, Holly LT, Kendi AT, Kessler MM, Kirsch CF, Luttrull MD, Mechtler LL, O'Toole JE, Sharma A, Shetty VS, West OC, Cornelius RS, Bykowski J. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Myelopathy. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.10.004. 2016 Jan;13(1):38-44 Abstract
    • Moriarty JM, Bandyk DF, Broderick DF, Cornelius RS, Dill KE, Francois CJ, Gerhard-Herman MD, Ginsburg ME, Hanley M, Kalva SP, Kanne JP, Ketai LH, Majdalany BS, Ravenel JG, Roth CJ, Saleh AG, Schenker MP, Mohammed TL, Rybicki FJ. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Imaging in the Diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.01.016. 2015 May;12(5):438-43 Abstract
    • Abujudeh H, Pyatt RS Jr, Bruno MA, Chetlen AL, Buck D, Hobbs SK, Roth C, Truwit C, Agarwal R, Kennedy ST, Glenn L. RADPEER peer review: relevance, use, concerns, challenges, and direction forward. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.02.004. 2014 Sep;11(9):899-904 Abstract
    • McConnell CT Jr, Wippold FJ 2nd, Ray CE Jr, Weissman BN, Angevine PD, Fries IB, Holly LT, Kapoor BS, Lorenz JM, Luchs JS, O'Toole JE, Patel ND, Roth CJ, Rubin DA. ACR appropriateness criteria management of vertebral compression fractures. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.04.011. 2014 Aug;11(8):757-63 Abstract
    • Pierce T, Kranz PG, Roth C, Leong D, Wei P, Provenzale JM. Use of apparent diffusion coefficient values for diagnosis of pediatric posterior fossa tumors. 2014 Apr;27(2):233-44. Abstract
    • Cornelius RS, Martin J, Wippold FJ 2nd, Aiken AH, Angtuaco EJ, Berger KL, Brown DC, Davis PC, McConnell CT Jr, Mechtler LL, Nussenbaum B, Roth CJ, Seidenwurm DJ, American College of Radiology.. ACR appropriateness criteria sinonasal disease. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.01.001. 2013 Apr;10(4):241-6 Abstract
    • Roth C, Rusincovitch SA, Horvath MM, Brinson S, Evans S, Shang HC, Ferranti JM. DEDUCE Clinical Text: An Ontology-based Module to Support Self-Service Clinical Notes Exploration and Cohort Development. 2013 Mar 18;2013:227. Abstract