PD Dr. med. Christoph Agten

PD Dr. med.
Christoph Agten

Head of Teleradiology Switzerland
Certified radiology specialist
Expert in the musculoskeletal system
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Christoph Agten is an expert in musculoskeletal radiology. He studied at the University of Bern and completed his medical studies there in 2007. He completed his first medical residency at the Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne in Switzerland. He graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class in 2013. For this, he won the examination prize of the Swiss Society of Radiology.

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After his medical residency, Dr. Agten completed a research fellowship and a clinical fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Agten traveled to the United States with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation. There he completed a research fellowship at the New York University in musculoskeletal radiology.
His research focus was on the field of osteoporosis, with the resulting paper being published in the journal “Radiology” the most prestigious journal within the field of radiology.
Dr. Agten has authored over 40 scientific publications in total, thereof 18 as the lead author. He completed the postdoctoral habilitation degree at the University of Zurich in 2019.

Since 2018, Dr. Agten has been living in England. He works as an expert in musculoskeletal radiology for hospitals and private radiology institutes in Switzerland. He is one of the co-founders of ARISTRA and is the head of teleradiology, providing his knowledge to our patients as an international expert.

Dr. Agten is passionate about education and shares his knowledge with radiologists from all around the world. He maintains the largest YouTube channel on musculoskeletal radiology. Once a week, he posts a video on musculoskeletal imaging. With his book “SPEED – MSK Radiology” Dr. Agten is also a best-selling author on Amazon and regularly gives lectures at national and international congresses and events.

His current focus is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostics of all joints and the spine.


Habilitation in the field of musculoskeletal radiology
Creator of the largest YouTube channel for musculoskeletal radiology
Winner of the examination award of the Swiss Society of Radiology in 2013


Cost-effectiveness of Virtual Bone Strength Testing in Osteoporosis Screening Programs for Postmenopausal Women in the United States.
Agten CA, Ramme AJ, Kang S, Honig S, Chang G.
Radiology. 2017 Nov;285(2):506-517.
Hip Imaging in Athletes: Sports Imaging Series.
Agten CA, Sutter R, Buck FM, Pfirrmann CW.
Radiology. 2016 Aug;280(2):351-69.
MRI of complex regional pain syndrome in the foot.
Agten CA, Kobe A, Barnaure I, Galley J, Pfirrmann CW, Brunner F.
Eur J Radiol. 2020 Aug;129:109044. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2020.109044.
SPEED – MSK Radiology: How to report more studies faster
Agten CA.
Self-published, available on Amazon, June 2019
More publications
Postpartum Bone Marrow Edema at the Sacroiliac Joints May Mimic Sacroiliitis of Axial Spondyloarthritis on MRI.
Agten CA, Zubler V, Zanetti M, Binkert CA, Kolokythas O, Prentl E, Buck FM, Pfirrmann CWA.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Sep 24
Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in radiologists: a cross-sectional study
Agten CA, Margaroli L, Bensler S, Fritz B, Rosskopf AB, Held U, Pfirrmann CWA.
Skeletal Radiol. 2018 Feb 2
Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: Temporal Assessment With Quantitative MRI and Shear-Wave Ultrasound Elastography.
Agten CA, Buck FM, Dyer L, Flück M, Pfirrmann CW, Rosskopf AB.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Feb;208(2):402-412.
Subchondroplasty: What the Radiologist Needs to Know.
Agten CA, Kaplan DJ, Jazrawi LM, Burke CJ.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Dec;207(6):1257-1262.
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty MRI: impact of slice-encoding for metal artefact correction MRI on image quality, findings and therapy decision.
Agten CA, Del Grande F, Fucentese SF, Blatter S, Pfirrmann CW, Sutter R.
Eur Radiol. 2015 Jul;25(7):2184-93.
Augmented reality-guided lumbar facet joint injections.
Agten CA, Rosskopf AB, Dennler C, Jaberg L, Pfirrmann CWA, Farshad M.
Accepted for publication in Invest Radiol. 2018 Aug;53(8):495-498