Leon Lenchik, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Leon Lenchik, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Radiology, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Radiology

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Department: 336-716-4316


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Education & Training

  • M.D., Northwestern University Medical School, 1990
  • Internship, Surgery, Bridgeport Hospital, 1991
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Bridgeport Hospital, 1995
  • Fellowship, U Cal-S Diego Affil Hosps, 1996

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology


  • Nat'L Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Soc Of Clinical Densitometry
  • Soc Of Skeletal Radiology
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Am Coll Of Radiology
  • Radiological Soc of North Amer
  • Am Soc Of Bone & Mineral Resea

NPI Number

  • 1871578336
Leon Lenchik, M.D.

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Leon Lenchik, M.D.

Professor, Radiology

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4316


Recent Publications

Wright AA, Hegedus EJ, Lenchik L, Kuhn KJ, Santiago L, Smoliga JM. Diagnostic accuracy of various imaging modalities for suspected lower extremity stress fractures: a systematic review with evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(1):255-263.

Zygmont ME, Lam DL, Nowitzki KM, Burton KR, Lenchik L, McArthur TA, Sekhar AK, Itri JN. Opportunities for patient-centered outcomes research in radiology. Acad Radiol. 2016;23(1):8-17.

Kansagra AP, Yu JP, Chatterjee AR, Lenchik L, Chow DS, Prater AB, Yeh J, Doshi AM, Hawkins CM, Heilbrun ME, Smith SE, Oselkin M, Gupta P, Ali S. Big data and the future of radiology informatics. Acad Radiol. 2016;23(1):30-42.

Boulet C, Madani H, Lenchik L, Vanhoenacker F, Amalnath SD, de Mey J, De Maeseneer M. Sclerosing bone dysplasias: genetic, clinical, and radiology update of hereditary and non-hereditary disorders. Br J Radiol. 2016;89(1062):20150349.

Gupta P, Barnwell JC, Lenchik L, Wuertzer SD, Miller AN. Spinopelvic dissociation: multidetector computed tomographic evaluation of fracture patterns and associated injuries at a single level 1 trauma center. Emerg Radiol. 2016;23(3):235-240.

Gupta P, Potti TA, Wuertzer SD, Lenchik L, Pacholke DA. Spectrum of fat-containing soft-tissue masses at MR imaging: the common, the uncommon, the characteristic, and the sometimes confusing. Radiographics. 2016;36(3):753-766.

Torabi M, Martell B, Tuohy C, Lenchik L. MRI-arthroscopy correlation of the wrist: a primer for radiologists. Curr Radiol Rep. 2016;4():9.

Torabi M, Martell B, Stubbs AJ, Lenchik L. MRI-arthroscopy correlation of the hip: a primer for radiologists. Curr Radiol Rep. 2016;4():35.

Rosenkrantz AB, Mendiratta-Lala M, Bartholmai BJ, Ganeshan D, Abramson RG, Burton KR, Yu JP, Scalzetti EM, Yankeelov TE, Subramaniam RM, Lenchik L. Clinical utility of quantitative imaging. Acad Radiol. 2015;22(1):33-49.

Abramson RG, Burton KR, Yu JP, Scalzetti EM, Yankeelov TE, Rosenkrantz AB, Mendiratta-Lala M, Bartholmai BJ, Ganeshan D, Lenchik L, Subramaniam RM. Methods and challenges in quantitative imaging biomarker development. Acad Radiol. 2015;22(1):25-32.

De Maeseneer M, Brigido MK, Antic M, Lenchik L, Milants A, Vereecke E, Jager T, Shahabpour M. Ultrasound of the elbow with emphasis on detailed assessment of ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Eur J Radiol. 2015;84(4):671-681.

Gupta P, Lenchik L, Wuertzer SD, Pacholke DA. High-resolution 3-T MRI of the fingers: review of anatomy and common tendon and ligament injuries. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015;204(3):W314-W323.

De Maeseneer M, Boulet C, Willekens I, Lenchik L, De Mey J, Cattrysse E, Shahabpour M. Segond fracture: involvement of the iliotibial band, anterolateral ligament, and anterior arm of the biceps femoris in knee trauma. Skeletal Radiol. 2015;44(3):413-421.

Haws BE, Wuertzer S, Lenchik L, Miller AN. Misclassification of pelvic ring injuries in the National Trauma Data Bank. J Orthop Trauma. 2015;29(10):460-462.

Boutin RD, Yao L, Canter RJ, Lenchik L. Sarcopenia: current concepts and imaging implications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015;205(3):W255-W266.

De Maeseneer M, Madani H, Lenchik L, Kalume Brigido M, Shahabpour M, Marcelis S, de Mey J, Scafoglieri A. Normal anatomy and compression areas of nerves of the foot and ankle: US and MR imaging with anatomic correlation. Radiographics. 2015;35(5):1469-1482.

Probyn L, Cheung AM, Lang C, Lenchik L, Adachi JD, Khan A, Josse RG, Tomlinson G, Bleakney R. Bilateral atypical femoral fractures: how much symmetry is there on imaging?. Skeletal Radiol. 2015;44(11):1579-1584.

Register T, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Bone resorption assessed by serum type I collagen C-terminal telopeptide (crosslaps) is inversely associated with bone mineral density and change in BMD but not with change in calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans. J Bone Miner Res. 2015;30(Suppl 1):.

De Maeseneer M, Van Isacker T, Lenchik L, Van Caillie MA, Shahabpour M. Fibroma of the tendon sheath of the long head of the biceps tendon. Skeletal Radiol. 2014;43(3):399-402.

De Maeseneer M, Shahabpour M, Lenchik L, Milants A, De Ridder F, De Mey J, Cattrysse E. Distal insertions of the semimembranosus tendon: MR imaging with anatomic correlation. Skeletal Radiol. 2014;43(6):781-791.

Liu CK, Leng X, Hsu FC, Kritchevsky SB, Ding J, Earnest CP, Ferrucci L, Goodpaster BH, Guralnik JM, Lenchik L, Pahor M, Fielding RA. The impact of sarcopenia on a physical activity intervention: the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Pilot Study (LIFE-P). J Nutr Health Aging. 2014;18(1):59-64.

Christiaanse E, Jager T, Lenchik L, Buls N, Van Hedent E, De Maeseneer M. Thickness of extensor tendons at the proximal intersection: sonographic measurements in asymptomatic volunteers. J Ultrasound Med. 2014;33(12):2099-2103.

Stevens J, Wuertzer S, Lenchik L. DXA based vertebral facture analysis (VFA): common sources of false positive interpretations and impact of patient care [abstract]. Osteoporos Int. 2014;25(Suppl 4):S521-S522.

Register TC, Divers J, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Wagenknecht LE, Hightower RC, Xu J, Smith SC, Hruska KA, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Relationships between serum adiponectin and bone density, adiposity and calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98(5):1916-1922.

Liu C, Leng I, Kritchevsky S, Ding J, Earnest C, Ferrucci L, Goodpaster B, Guralnik J, Hsu F, Lenchik L, et al. The impact of sarcopenia on the response to a physical activity intervention in older adults [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(Suppl 1):S63.

Wang X, You T, Lenchik L, Nicklas BJ. Resting energy expenditure changes with weight loss: racial differences. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010;18(1):86-91.

Dasher LG, Newton CD, Lenchik L. Dual X-ray absorptiometry in today's clinical practice. Radiol Clin North Am. 2010;48(3):541-560.

Girard CJ II, Wasserman PL, Lenchik L. Secondary tumoral calcinosis with intraosseous penetration. Radiol Case Rep. 2009;4(1):213-224.

Nicklas BJ, Wang X, You T, Lyles MF, Demons J, Easter L, Berry MJ, Lenchik L, Carr JJ. Effect of exercise intensity on abdominal fat loss during calorie restriction in overweight and obese postmenopausal women: a randomized, controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;89(4):1043-1052.

Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Ziegler JT, Langefeld CD, Lehtinen AB, Rudock ME, Lenchik L, Hruska KA, Register TC, Carr JJ. Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) gene polymorphisms are associated with inverse relationships between vascular calcification and BMD: the Diabetes Heart Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2009;24(10):1719-1727.

Carr JJ, Register TC, Hsu F-C, Lohman K, Lenchik L, Bowden DW, Langefeld CD, Xu J, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman BI, et al. Calcified atherosclerotic plaque and bone mineral density in type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes Heart Study. Bone. 2008;42(1):43-52.

De Maeseneer M, Marcelis S, Jager T, Lenchik L, Pouders C, Van Roy P. Sonography of the finger flexor and extensor system at the hand and wrist level: findings in volunteers and anatomical correlation in cadavers. Eur Radiol. 2008;18(3):600-607.

Bopp MJ, Houston DK, Lenchik L, Easter L, Kritchevsky SB, Nicklas BJ. Lean mass loss is associated with low protein intake during dietary-induced weight loss in postmenopausal women. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008;108(7):1216-1220.

Kritchevsky SB, Lenchik L, Leng X, Ding J, Guralnik J, Ferrucci L, Pahor M, Earnest C, Hsu F, Goodpaster G. Body composition and physical function in the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Pilot (LIFE-P) study [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(4 Suppl):S67.

Lyles MF, Wang X, You T, Lenchik L, Demons JL, Nicklas BJ. Changes in weight and body composition 12 months following completion of a weight loss intervention [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(4 Suppl):S165-S166.

Moanbang CZ, De Maeseneer M, Shahabpour M, Lenchik L, Pouliart N. MR imaging findings in patients with a surgically significant mediopatellar plica. JBR-BTR. 2007;90(5):384-387.

Register TC Lenchik L, Hsu FC, Lohman KK, Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Carr JJ. Type 2 diabetes is not independently associated with spinal trabecular volumetric bone mineral density measured by QCT in the Diabetes Heart Study. Bone. 2006;39(3):628-633.

Bowden DW, Lohman K, Hsu F-C, Langefeld CD, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman BI, Herrington DM. Hormone replacement therapy is associated with increased C-reactive protein in women with type 2 diabetes in the Diabetes Heart Study. Diabet Med. 2006;23(7):763-767.

Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, Davis C, Loeser RF, Lenchik L, Messier SP. Intensive weight loss program improves physical function in older obese adults with knee osteoarthritis. Obesity. 2006;14(7):1219-1230.

You T, Murphy KM, Lyles MF, Demons JL, Lenchik L, Nicklas BJ. Addition of aerobic exercise to dietary weight loss preferentially reduces abdominal adipocyte size. Int J Obes. 2006;30(8):1211-1216.

Krege JH, Miller PD, Lenchik L, Misurski DA, Chen PQ. New or worsening lumbar spine vertebral fractures increase lumbar spine bone mineral density and falsely suggest improved skeletal status. J Clin Densitom. 2006;9(2):144-149.

Freedman BI, Hsu FC, Lohman K, Bowden DW, Leonchik L [sic] [Lenchik L], Langefeld CD, Xu J, Register Tc, Rich SS, Wagenknecht LE. The relationship between calcified atherosclerotic plaque and bone mineral density: the Diabetes Heart Study [abstract]. Atheroscler Suppl. 2006;7(3):14.

De Maeseneer M, Buls N, Cleeren N, Lenchik L, De Mey J. An ancient Roman bowl embedded in a soil sample: surface shaded three dimensional display using data from a multi-detector CT. JBR-BTR. 2006;89(5):264-265.

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Professor, Radiology

Clinical Interests

Radiology, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Radiology
Leon Lenchik, M.D.

Leon Lenchik, M.D.

Professor, Radiology

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