Christopher Hancock, M.D., M.B.A.

  • Director of Neuroradiology at HALO Diagnostics Desert Cities
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of California Riverside (UCR)
  • Neuroscience Innovation Officer at HALO Diagnostics
Christopher Hancock Md

About Dr. Christopher Hancock

Dr. Hancock leads the Neuroscience Division at HALO Diagnostics Innovation Center, is the Director of Neuroradiology at HALO Diagnostics Desert Cities, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of California Riverside (UCR). Dr. Hancock is a reviewer for The American Journal of Neuroradiology, The Spine Journal, and Neurographics. Dr. Hancock is a committee member of the Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA), committee member of the California Radiological Society (CRS), board member of Doctors IPA, and board member of Desert Doctors.

Dr. Hancock has presented, authored, and co-authored numerous abstracts, journal articles, and internet publications on topics such as COVID19, regenerative medicine, orthopedic MRI, CNS tumors, Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia, and postoperative spine imaging. He has lectured on contrast agents, intervention with regenerative tissues, and various neuroradiology topics, regionally, nationally, and internationally.


— Christopher Hancock, M.D., M.B.A.

Community Engagement


Dr. Hancock practices at the following physical locations and is the Head of Neurology for all HALO Diagnostics locations.

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA, B.S. Genetics, Summa Cum Laude, 1996
  • Medical College of Georgia Graduate Research Program, 8/1996-5/2002
  • University of California Irvine Healthcare, MBA, 9/2016-6/2018

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship: CMC Carolinas Medical Center Internal Medicine 7/2002-6/2003
  • Residency: University of Miami Department of Radiology Residency 7/2003-6/2007

Board Certifications

  • CCTA II: Cardiac Computed Tomographic Angiography - Level II Certified 2007
  • Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology - June 2007
  • ABR Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology - November 2009
  • Amyvid Reader Certification 2014
  • Amyvid Reader Trainer Certification 2016

Research Interests

  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Neurosurgical Planning of Brain Neoplasms in Pediatric populations - IRB approved study. Miami Children’s Hospital (writing)
  • DMI: Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive Impairment, Microvascular Research Imaging Comparison. Cognitive Therapy
  • Ergonomic Exercise Workstation Environment for Radiological Interpretation
  • Adult Derived Autologous & Allogenic Stem Cell Therapeutic Clinical Trials IRB Approved Research Trials – Intrathecal, Intradiscal, & Intra-articular injection

Clinical Specialties

  • Neuroradiology
  • Multimodality Imaging
  • Interventional Radiology

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Radiology (ACR) – member since 2003
  • American Board of Radiology (ABR) – member since 2007
  • Florida Radiological Association (FRS) – member 2003-2011
  • American Medical Association (AMA) – member 2003-2022
  • Florida Medical Association (FMA) – member since 2003
  • Dade County Medical Association (DCMA) – member 2003-2011
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – member 2002-2011
  • Clinical Magnetic Resonance Society (CMRS) – member 2006-2010
  • Florida Medical Political Action Committee (FLAMPAC) – member 2003-2011
  • American Col. of Radiology Political Action Committee (RADPAC) – member since 2005
  • American Society of Neuroradiology – member since 2007
  • American Society of Spine Radiology – member since 2011
  • American Society of Head and Neck Radiology – member 2011
  • California Medical Association (CMA) – member since 2011
  • Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA) – member since 2011
  • Inland Empire Radiological Society (IRS) – member since 2012
  • California Radiological Society (CRS) – member since 2012 and current councilor
  • Rotary International – Palm Springs Evening Star Chapter – member 2013-2014

Selected Publications

  • Hancock CR, Wetherington JP, Lambert NA, Condie BG. Neuronal Differentiation of Cryopreserved Neuronal Progenitor Stem Cells Derived from Murine Embryonic Stem Cells. Biochemical Biophysics Research Communications, 2000 May 10:271(2):418-421.
  • Westmoreland JJ, Hancock CR, Condie BG. Neuronal Development of Embryonic Stem Cells: a Model of GABAergic Neuron Differentiation. Biochemical Biophysics Research Communications, 2001 Jun 15;284(3):674-680
  • Hancock, CR. Medical Tort Reform – A Novel Approach. The Journal of the American College of Radiology. Nov 2006. Vol 3, Issue 11, pages 829-831
  • Hancock, CR. Quencer, RM. Falcone, S. Challenges and Pitfalls in Post-Operative Spine Imaging. Applied Radiology. Vol. 37. No 2. Feb 2008
  • Clifford PD, Posada A, Hancock CR, Surfer’s shoulder: Isolated long head triceps brachii tendon tear in a surfer detected at MR imaging. Skeletal Radiology. September 6, 2008
  • Hancock, CR. Sanders TG, Zlatkin MB, Clifford PD, Pevsner D. Flexor femoris muscle complex (FFMC): grading systems used to describe the complete spectrum of injury. Clinical Imaging. 2009 March/April issue-Vol. 33, No. 2 pp. 130-135.
  • Acetabular Labral Tears and Cartilage Lesions of the Hip: Indirect MR Arthrographic Correlation With Arthroscopy. A Preliminary Study. Zlatkin, MB; Pevsner, D; Sanders, T; Hancock, CH; Ceballos, C; Herrera, MF; AJR:194, March 2010
  • Intra and Inter-observer reliability of mobile tablet PACS viewer system vs. standard PACS viewing station – Diagnosis of Acute Central Nervous System Events. Bhatia, A; Patel, S; Pantol, G; Wu, E; Plitnikas M; Hancock, C. Accepted for publication 12/2012 – Published Open Journal of Radiology –Vol.3 No. 2 – 6/2013
  • Interesting Case of Subependymoma of the Spinal Cord: Cure, L; Hancock, C. Sternau, L; Barrocas, A; Hirzel, A. Spine J. 2014 May 1;14(5):e9-e12. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.10.056. Epub 2013 Nov 20
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging and MR Tractography of the Brain: Cost Study using Time and Motion Analysis. Hancock, C; Medina, C; Bernal, B; Medina, S. Open Journal of Radiology Vol.4 No.3 2014

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Dr. Hancock of HALO Diagnostics Presents at Arizona Radiology Society

Dr. Chris Hancock of HALO recently presented at an ARS meeting to discuss modern advancements in multiomics and early detection of disease.

Conference of Doctors listening to a keynote presentation

WNRS 2022 – Leading the Way in Modern Neuroradiology Practice

Dr. Chris Hancock of HALO Dx attended the Western Neuroradiology Society annual conference to present about the latest ACR safety updates.

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