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David Dixon Childs, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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David Dixon Childs, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Abdominal Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Abdominal CT, Diagnostic Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology

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Department: 336-716-2471


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Education & Training

  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1997
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 2001
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, U Arkansas Med Ctr, 2006
  • Fellowship, Diagnostic Radiology, NC Baptist Hospital, 2007


  • Am Coll Of Radiology
  • Radiological Soc of North Amer

NPI Number

  • 1629148416
David Dixon Childs, M.D.

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David Dixon Childs, M.D.

Associate Professor, Radiology

Research Interests

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Kidney Neoplasms; Catheter Ablation; Carcinoma, Renal Cell; Pelvis
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2471 | Department: 336-716-2471


Recent Publications

Generation of fertility in Klinefelter patients: describing model of a multidisciplinary program [abstract]. Kogan S, Galdon G, Zarandi NP, Crudo DF, Pettenati MJ, Qasem SA, Childs DD, Rukstalis DB, Howards SS, Sadri-Ardekani H, Atala A.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2017;23(Suppl 1):S43-S44.

In-phase signal intensity loss in solid renal masses on dual-echo gradient-echo MRI: association with malignancy and pathologic classification. Childs DD, Clingan MJ, Zagoria RJ, Sirintrapun J, Tangtiang K, Anderson A, Leyendecker JR.. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014;203(4):W421-W428.

Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance urography at 3T: clinical feasibility. Childs DD, Leyendecker JR, Gianini J, Hall C.. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2013;37(1):29-36.

Computed tomography-guided renal tumor biopsies: tumor imaging features affecting sample adequacy. Davis IC, Heilbrun ME, Tangtiang K, Childs DD, Zagoria RJ.. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2013;37(2):171-175.

Imaging-guided radiofrequency ablation of cystic renal neoplasms. Allen BC, Chen MY, Childs DD, Zagoria RJ.. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013;200(6):1365-1369.

Renal function outcomes for multifocal renal neoplasms managed by radiofrequency ablation. Gupta P, Allen BC, Chen MY, Childs DD, Kota G, Zagoria RJ.. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2013;36(5):1329-1335.

Re: Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance urography at 3T: clinical feasibility [editorial comment]. Childs DD, Leyendecker JR, Gianini J, Hall C.. J Urol. 2013;190(5):1714.

Introductory statement [editorial]. Childs D.. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2013;37(6):843.

MRI of pregnancy-related issues: abnormal placentation. Leyendecker JR, DuBose M, Hosseinzadeh K, Stone R, Gianini J, Childs DD, Snow AN, Mertz H.. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012;198(2):311-320.

Update on thermal ablation of renal cell carcinoma: oncologic control, technique comparison, renal function preservation, and new modalities. Zagoria RJ, Childs DD.. Curr Urol Rep. 2012;13(1):63-69.

Successful treatment of intramuscular venous malformation with image-guided radiofrequency ablation [letter]. Childs DD, Emory CL.. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012;23(10):1391-1393.

Long-term outcomes after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for renal cell carcinoma. Zagoria RJ, Pettus JA, Rogers M, Werle DM, Childs D, Leyendecker JR.. Urology. 2011;77(6):1393-1397.

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation does not affect glomerular filtration rate. Pettus JA, Werle DM, Saunders W, Hemal A, Kader AK, Childs D, Zagoria RJ.. J Endourol. 2010;24(10):1687-1691.

Preoperative magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) accurately identifies pathologic and surgically confirmed penetrating and obstructive complications of Crohn's disease [abstract]. Lynch S, Bloomfeld R, Mott R, Waters G, Childs D, Leyendecker J.. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010;105(Suppl 1):S422.

Imaging-guided percutaneous ablation of renal cell carcinoma: a primer of how we do it. Uppot RN, Silverman SG, Zagoria RJ, Tuncali K, Childs DD, Gervais DA.. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009;192(6):1558-1570.

Radiologic vs. pathologic tumor size measurements of renal cell carcinoma: implications on radio frequency ablation efficacy [abstract]. Howard CW, Kalakish SR, Pettus JA, Hemal AK, Richards KA, Romero V, Childs DD, Zagoria RJ, Kader AK.. J Urol. 2009;181(4 Suppl):470.

Female reproductive system. Childs D, Dalrymple NC. In: Dalrymple NC, Leyendecker JR, Oliphant M, eds. Problem solving in abdominal imaging. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier;2009: 599-635.

Ultrasound and abdominal intervention: new luster on an old gem. Childs DD, Tchelepi H.. Ultrasound Clin. 2009;4(1):25-43.

MRI of the pelvis: a guide to incidental findings for musculoskeletal radiologists. Childs DD, Leyendecker JR.. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2008;12(1):83-103.

Kidneys and MR urography. Leyendecker JR, Childs DD.. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2007;15(3):373-382.

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Associate Professor, Radiology

Clinical Interests

Abdominal Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Abdominal CT, Diagnostic Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology
David Dixon Childs, M.D.

David Dixon Childs, M.D.

Associate Professor, Radiology

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