Lenox Hill Radiology: Mark Novick, M.D.

Lenox Hill Radiology & Medical Imaging Associates P.C. serves patients, physicians, and researchers throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, offering diagnostic imaging services with the most advanced equipment and techniques. Owned and operated by its member physicians, Lenox Hill Radiology offers digital fluoroscopy, women’s imaging, sonography/ultrasound, MRI, and coronary CTA diagnostic options.

Dr. Mark Novick focuses on women’s imaging, performing breast ultrasound, PET, MRI, digital mammography, molecular breast imaging, and related biopsy procedures. For the past eight years, his knowledge and skills have earned him annual recognition from Women’s Imaging and Diagnostic Radiology as a New York City and Metro Area “Top Doctor.”

After earning his M.D. at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Novick completed further training at the University of California, San Francisco. He has owned and operated several outpatient imaging centers throughout the greater New York metropolitan area. As a practitioner with Lenox Hill Radiology, Dr. Mark Novick maintains affiliation with the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group and the Society of Breast Imaging.

Lenox Hill Radiology Physician Profile: Dr. John R. Melnick

Dr. John R. Melnick serves as Director of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) and Oncologic Imaging at Lenox Hill Radiology and Medical Imaging Associates P.C., a diagnostic radiology facility with six locations in the New York City metropolitan area. Lenox Hill Radiology was one of the first imaging facilities in New York to feature a PET scanner, as well as first to receive PET accreditation from the American College of Radiology. Lenox Hill Radiology also features the state-of-the-art Gemini GXL PET/CT scanner.

A board-certified radiologist, Dr. Melnick has a long-standing interest in oncologic imaging using MRI, CT, and PET/CT procedures. He utilizes his expertise with the PET/CT system for highly effective diagnosis and staging of malignant diseases. After receiving his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed a residency at North Shore University Hospital, an affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Dr. Melnick then completed a Fellowship in Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and he earned the distinguished status of Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. With extensive training in non-vascular interventional radiology and PET/CT imaging, Dr. Melnick remains on the leading edge of medicine. He shares his knowledge as a Clinical Instructor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

About Lenox Hill Radiology’s Dr. Mona Darwish

Accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Lenox Hill Radiology & Medical Imaging Associates P.C. offers complete services in women’s imaging. Certified by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Mona Darwish provides expertise at Lenox Hill Radiology as a Breast Imager. She interprets mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast MRIs and is called upon to perform MRI- and ultrasound-guided biopsies.

A graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine, which is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Dr. Darwish obtained her medical degree in 1990. She then completed a fellowship in Women’s Imaging at the Jacobi Medical Center, a university hospital in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Radiology and the Radiology Society of North America.

As a facility, Lenox Hill Radiology has been recognized for meeting high standards of practice in many different areas, including image quality, equipment, and the qualifications of its personnel. Additional women’s diagnostic services available at Lenox Hill Radiology include bone densitometry, pelvic MRI and ultrasound, thyroid ultrasound and biopsy, and hysterosalpingograms.

For further information and to view locations and hours, patients may visit LenoxHillRadiology.com. Same-day appointments are often available.

Preparing for a Visit to Lenox Hill Radiology

At Lenox Hill Radiology, patients receive imaging services such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, using the most advanced technology possible. To help set patients’ minds at ease before receiving an MRI, the professionals at Lenox Hill Radiology composed an FAQ to provide answers to basic inquiries regarding preparation.

Q: What can I do at home before heading to my appointment?

A: If your physician prescribed medications, take them according to the instructions. Leave behind valuables and other accessories such as jewelry and hair clips. Finally, do not wear make-up if you are scheduled to receive a head MRI; and try not to eat at least three hours before the exam.

Q: I have a special condition (e.g. being pregnant) that I just found out about. Should I go through with the appointment?

A: Please give the office a call before the scheduled exam to alert us of conditions such as pregnancy or retinal implants.

Q: How early should I arrive for my appointment?

A: Each appointment includes a 15-minute registration process entailing paperwork and general instructions. Try to arrive at least 20 minutes ahead of schedule to leave enough time to complete paperwork and ask any questions that spring to mind about the procedure.

Q: How long does an MRI last?

A: Most MRIs take at least one hour to complete.

At one Brooklyn and four Manhattan locations, Lenox Hill Radiology employs the most advanced medical testing equipment available.

Lenox Hill Radiology offers a wide range of imaging services geared towards family health.

Lenox Hill Radiology is proud to announce its latest scanning addition: the CT Dental Scan. This Multidetector CT Scanner takes detailed images of the upper and lower jaws and formats them on SimPlant’s advanced software. The software converts the images to three-dimensional views, giving dental and oral surgeons highly comprehensive data that allow them to accurately determine bone quality and quantity before surgery.

The specialists at Lenox Hill Radiology undergo ongoing training in their specialties. Working with dentists and surgeons to create images that allow for implant creation, implantation, nerve diagrams, and easily readable assessments of bone density, they constantly strive to improve New Yorkers’ health.

Lenox Hill Radiology Physician Profile: Dr. Caren Jahre

Currently working with the neuroradiology team at New York’s Lenox Hill Radiology & Medical Imaging Associates, P.C., Dr. Caren Jahre has held board certification in diagnostic radiology since 1988 and a qualification in neuroradiology since 1995. After graduating summa cum laude from Harvard University, Dr. Jahre earned her medical degree at Cornell University Medical College. She went on to complete her radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship training at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

Before becoming Chief of Neuroradiology at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Jahre spent two years as a Neuroradiologist at Montefiore Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. She has published a number of articles in professional medical journals and authored several chapters in medical textbooks. She belongs to the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Eastern Neuroradiological Society, and the New York Roentgen Society.

Lenox Hill Radiology Centers

Lenox Hill Radiology has several radiology locations in New York, including one in Brooklyn and four in Manhattan. The radiology center offers a variety of medical imaging services, including specialized testing for mammography and women’s health.

Lenox Hill Radiology offers the most sophisticated breast care screening and diagnostic medical tools available. Most recently, Lenox Hill Radiology installed GE Healthcare’s advanced Senographe Essential Full-Field Digital Mammography System. Lenox Hill Radiology also uses a Lorad Selenia Digital Mammography System. Those two systems provide excellent clarity and the most accurate results possible.

Digital mammography creates high-resolution scans, allowing the radiologists to magnify the images and hyper-impose the data for extensive review. The contrast between non-dense and dense breast tissue is exceptional. Such breakthroughs in clarity enable accurate diagnoses. The CAD software that accompanies these advanced detection products also assists radiologists by identifying questionable tissues, masses, distortions, or microcalcifications. This advanced technology helps detect an average of 19.5% more breast cancer than other methods.

Lenox Hill Radiology offers a wide range of other family health services, including MRIs, CT scans, dental scans, x-rays, ultrasounds, and biopsies. Lenox Hill accepts most insurance policies. To learn more, visit LenoxHillRadiology.com.