• Cheri L. Canon, M.D., F.A.C.R. completed her undergraduate training at the University of Texas at Austin, followed by medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. After completing her residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she joined the faculty in the abdominal imaging section.

    Dr. Canon served as the Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Radiology, followed by Associate Residency Program Director and finally Residency Director and Vice Chair of Education for six years. She served as the UAB School of Medicine Curriculum Committee Chair, during which time an organ-based curriculum was implemented. She served as Senior Vice Chair of Operations and Division Director of Radiology before appointment as Interim Chair of Radiology in June 2010 and permanent Chair in February 2011. Dr. Canon has served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Radiology for ten years. She is a member of the ABR Oral Exam Committee for GI and Chairs the GI Committee for the new ABR Certifying Exam. She serves as Chair of the ACR Commission on Education and sits on the ACR Board of Chancellors. Her area of clinical practice is abdominal imaging.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Representation of women among leadership and honorees within the Society of Abdominal Radiology, past and present 2021
    2020 Rapid Deployment of Home PACS Workstations to Enable Social Distancing in the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) EraAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  215:1351-1353. 2020
    2020 Fluoroscopic evaluation of the bariatric surgery patient 2020
    2020 Preparing and Promoting Women for Leadership Positions in Radiology and the Imaging Industry 2020
    2020 Best practices in modified barium swallow studiesAmerican Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.  29:1078-1093. 2020
    2020 Improving body imaging throughput in the midst of COVID-19 2020
    2019 Trade-off between pulse rate and radiation dose during modified barium swallow examination: what is the reality?Clinical Radiology.  74:736.e9-736.e12. 2019
    2018 Anti-reflux procedures: complications, radiologic findings, and surgical and gastroenterologic perspectives 2018
    2017 Reply to "use of a 13-mm barium tablet for analysis of potential esophageal stricture disease"American Journal of Roentgenology.  208:W197. 2017
    2016 A Guide to Writing Academic Portfolios for RadiologistsAcademic Radiology.  23:1595-1603. 2016
    2016 Consensus statement of society of abdominal radiology disease-focused panel on barium esophagography in gastroesophageal reflux diseaseAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  207:1009-1015. 2016
    2014 Evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux and its complications 2014
    2011 Barrett's esophagus: Surgical treatmentsAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  1232:175-195. 2011
    2011 Autoimmune pancreatitis mimicking pancreatic cancerJournal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences.  18:162-169. 2011
    2010 Resectability of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in patients with locally advanced disease downstaged by preoperative therapy: A challenge for MDCTAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  194:615-622. 2010
    2009 Pharyngeal Dysphagia: What the Radiologist Needs to KnowCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.  38:17-32. 2009
    2008 Is There Still a Role for Double-Contrast Barium Enema Examination?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  6:389-392. 2008
    2008 Multidetector Computed Tomography During Combined Therapy for Pancreatic AdenocarcinomaClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  6. 2008
    2007 Role of EUS in drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections not amenable for endoscopic transmural drainageGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  66:1107-1119. 2007
    2007 Diagnosis of paraspinal abscess by EUS-guided FNAGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  65:729-731. 2007
    2007 Internal hernia after gastric bypass: Sensitivity and specificity of seven CT signs with surgical correlation and controlsAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  188:745-750. 2007
    2006 Diagnosis of multinodular goiter by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration.Endoscopy.  38 Suppl 2. 2006
    2005 Water-soluble upper GI based on clinical findings is reliable to detect anastomotic leaks after laparoscopic gastric bypassAmerican Surgeon.  71:916-918. 2005
    2005 Gastrointestinal zygomycosis complicating heart and lung transplantation in a patient with Eisenmenger's syndromeDigestive Diseases and Sciences.  50:1181-1183. 2005
    2005 Mock radiology oral examinationAcademic Radiology.  12:368-372. 2005
    2004 Serum lactic acid determines the outcomes of CT diagnosis of pneumatosis of the gastrointestinal tractAmerican Surgeon.  70:19-23. 2004
    2003 Double Reading of Barium Enemas: Is It Necessary?American Journal of Roentgenology.  181:1607-1610. 2003
    2002 Aorto-esophageal fistula.Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  56:417. 2002
    2002 Aorta-esophageal fistulaGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  56:417. 2002
    2000 Appendiceal ganglioneuromas and pheochromocytoma in neurofibromatosis type IAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  175:132-134. 2000
    2000 Intramural tracking: A feature of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosisAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  175:371-374. 2000
    1998 Expandable metal stents for the treatment of colonic obstruction: Techniques and outcomesGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  47:277-286. 1998
    1997 Traumatic dissection of the inferior vena cavaAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  168:253-254. 1997
    1997 Treatment of colonic obstruction with expandable metal stents: Radiologic featuresAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  168:199-205. 1997
    1996 Expandable metal stents for treatment of colonic obstructionGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  43:363. 1996


    Year Title Altmetric
    2013 The esophagogastric junction and hernias.  245-258. 2013
    2009 Epidemiology of gastric cancer.  1-21. 2009

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas System : Medical Branch 1994
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1998
  • Full Name

  • Cheri Canon