Michael B. Mechlin, M.D. is currently an assistant professor of radiology at the NYU School of Medicine. After obtaining his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his medical degree at the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 1980, he completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 followed by a fellowship at the New York Medical College in 1985. Dr. Mechlin joined the staff of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU Langone Medical Center in July 2000 to begin a career in academic musculoskeletal radiology after 15 years in private practice.
His special interests include spine imaging and MRI of muscle injuries. He has recently finished writing a chapter on the MRI Evaluation of Cervical and Lumbar Spine Disorders, and has co-authored several publications and educational exhibits with colleagues in the radiology and orthopaedic literature. Dr. Mechlin also serves as the Radiation Safety Officer at the Hospital for Joint Diseases helping develop protocols, which have successfully reduced the radiation dose to patients undergoing CT examination.
Some of his pertinent publications and educational exhibits include:
- Stimulated Echo Diffusion Tensor Imaging and SPAIR T2-Weighted Imaging in Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Lower Leg Muscles. Sigmund, Eric E; Sui, Dabang; Ukpebor, Obehi; Baete, Steven; Fieremans, Els; Babb, James S; Mechlin, Michael; Liu, Kecheng; Kwon, Jane; McGorty, Kellyanne; Hodnett, Philip A; Bencardino, Jenny; Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2013
- 3T MRI Diagnosis of Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome Using SPAIR T2-weighted Imaging with Surgical Correlation. Hodnett P, Bencardino JT, Mechlin MB, Rose D, Jazrawi L, Nayyar S, et al. Presented at the Radiological Society of North America Meeting in Chicago, Illinois November 30, 2011