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

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Leon Lenchik, M.D.


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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

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  • 1871578336
Leon Lenchik, M.D.

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Leon Lenchik, M.D.

Professor, Radiology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Bone Density; Osteoporosis; Absorptiometry, Photon; Sarcopenia; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4316


Recent Publications

Clinical applications of 3D printing: primer for radiologists. Ballard DH, Trace AP, Ali S, Hodgdon T, Zygmont ME, DeBenedectis CM, Smith SE, Richardson ML, Patel MJ, Decker SJ, Lenchik L.. Acad Radiol. 2018;25(1):52-65.

Fluid distribution in ankle and midfoot joints: MR findings in asymptomatic volunteers. De Grove V, Willekens I, Lenchik L, Shahabpour M, de Mey J, De Maeseneer M.. Surg Radiol Anat. 2018;40(5):481-487.

Structured reporting in radiology. Ganeshan D, Duong PT, Probyn L, Lenchik L, McArthur TA, Retrouvey M, Ghobadi EH, Desouches SL, Pastel D, Francis IR.. Acad Radiol. 2018;25(1):66-73.

Logistics of three-dimensional printing: primer for radiologists. Hodgdon T, Danrad R, Patel MJ, Smith SE, Richardson ML, Ballard DH, Ali S, Trace AP, DeBenedectis CM, Zygmont ME, Lenchik L, Decker SJ.. Acad Radiol. 2018;25(1):40-51.

Impact of clinical presentation on imaging evaluation to direct effective treatment strategies. Roller BL, Schumacher CWV, Torabi M, Lenchik L, Ferguson CM.. J Knee Surg. 2018;31(2):118-129.

Adipose tissue depot volume relationships with spinal trabecular bone mineral density in African Americans with diabetes. Chan GC, Divers J, Russell GB, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Xu J, Smith SC, Bowden DW, Register TC, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Freedman BI.. PLoS One. 2018;13(1):e0191674.

Psoas and paraspinous muscle index as a predictor of mortality in African American men with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Murea M, Lenchik L, Register TC, Russell GB, Xu J, Smith SC, Bowden DW, Divers J, Freedman BI.. J Diabetes Complications. 2018;32(6):558-564.

ACR appropriateness criteria shoulder pain-traumatic. Amini B, Beckmann NM, Beaman FD, Wessell DE, Bernard SA, Cassidy RC, Czuczman GJ, Demertzis JL, Greenspan BS, Khurana B, Lee KS, Lenchik L, Motamedi K, Sharma A, Walker EA, Kransdorf MJ.. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018;15(5 Suppl):S171-S188.

Radiology Research Alliance task forces: an opportunity to shape the future [editorial]. Lenchik L.. Acad Radiol. 2017;24(3):251-252.

Role of imaging in the era of precision medicine. Giardino A, Gupta S, Olson E, Sepulveda K, Lenchik L, Ivanidze J, Rakow-Penner R, Patel MJ, Subramaniam RM, Ganeshan D.. Acad Radiol. 2017;24(5):639-649.

CT of patients with hip fracture: muscle size and attenuation help predict mortality. Boutin RD, Bamrungchart S, Bateni CP, Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Meehan JP, Lenchik L.. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017;208(6):W208-W215.

Variability in patellofemoral alignment measurements on MRI: influence of knee position. Marquez-Lara A, Andersen J, Lenchik L, Ferguson CM, Gupta P.. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017;208(5):1097-1102.

Change in bone mineral density during weight loss with resistance versus aerobic exercise training in older adults. Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Martin SB, Marsh AP, Lyles MF, Lenchik L, Shapses SA, Nicklas BJ.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(11):1582-1585.

Bone mineral density of the radius predicts all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes: Diabetes Heart Study. Lenchik L, Register TC, Hsu FC, Xu J, Smith SC, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Bowden DW.. J Clin Densitom. 2017;():.

Bone attenuation on computed tomography (CT) is inversely associated with all-cause mortality in elderly women in the National Lung Screening Trial [abstract]. Register T, Boutin R, Kritchevsky S, Chen HY, Chiles C, Wise B, Bateni C, Bayoumi A, Lenchik L.. J Bone Miner Res. 2017;32(Suppl 1):S365.

Effect of exercise modality during weight loss on hip and spine bone mineral density in older adults with obesity [abstract]. Beavers K, Walkup M, Ambrosius W, Kritchevsky S, Lenchik L, Shapses S, Nicklas B, Marsh A, Rejeski WJ.. J Bone Miner Res. 2017;32(Suppl 1):S101.

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

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

Big data and the future of radiology informatics. 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.. Acad Radiol. 2016;23(1):30-42.

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

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

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

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

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

High-resolution CT of the sternoclavicular joint and first costochondral synchondrosis in asymptomatic individuals. De Maeseneer M, Lenchik L, Buls N, Boulet C, Doring S, de Mey J, Willekens I.. Skeletal Radiol. 2016;45(9):1257-1262.

Bone mineral density and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Wagenknecht LE, Divers J, Register TC, Russell GB, Bowden DW, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Lenchik L, Hruska KA, Carr JJ, Freedman BI.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016;101(11):4135-4141.

Criteria for level 1 and level 2 trauma codes: are pelvic ring injuries undertriaged?. Haws BE, Wuertzer S, Raffield L, Lenchik L, Miller AN.. World J Orthop. 2016;7(8):481-486.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Register T, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Freedman BI.. J Bone Miner Res. 2015;30(Suppl 1):.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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