Departmental Highlights

Montefiore Radiology recently formed the Inclusion Diversity and Equity Committee (MRIDE). Founded by our Chair, Judy Yee, MD, FACR, the vision of the MRIDE Committee is to achieve a Radiology Department that actively promotes, supports and celebrates diversity and inclusion at all levels of training, practice and leadership. Our mission is to embrace and advance diversity and inclusion through equity, access and innovation for the benefit of our staff and our profession.

The MRIDE executive committee, with Melanie Moses, MD as Chair, Rona Orentlicher, MD as Vice Chair, Beverly Thornhill, MD as Secretary, and Justion Holder, MD as Liaison to Diversity and Inclusion Committees at Montefiore-Einstein, is working to ensure that the committee reaches its goals, which include increasing awareness of the value of diversity, providing professional opportunities for underrepresented groups and collaborating with existing organizations, locally and nationally.

Judy Yee, MD, FACR, Professor and University Chair, Radiology, recently participated on the American College of Radiology's "RLI Taking the Lead" podcast, where she discusses her own leadership journey during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To listen to the podcast, please click here.

Join Montefiore's Department of Radiology for the Grand Opening of our 3D Imaging Lab this Thursday, November 14th at 1:00 PM. To RSVP, please contact Juliya Volansky at Learn More >

Brain aneurysms are surprisingly common in the U.S. population, affecting about 1 in 50 people, or over 6 million of our family members, friends and neighbors. Brain aneurysms rarely have any symptoms prior to a rupture, which causes blood to leak into the brain, constituting a very serious type of stroke called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. This occurs in approximately 30,000 individuals each year, of which only about half survive.

Check out our LoHud article to learn more about treatments here.

Linda B. Haramati, MD, MS, Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Montefiore, and Professor, Radiology and Medicine, Einstein, along with other radiologists at Montefiore developed a lung cancer screening program to reduce mortality in high-risk patients.

The screening program allows people with a smoking history the opportunity to identify their cancer risk and seek treatment. As a result, more than 2,200 patients have been screened and 55 cancers detected—about half with more treatable Stage 1 and 2 cancers.

Learn more about Montefiore’s Lung Cancer Screening Program at

Members of the Montefiore Radiology Department recently published a study which concluded that lung cancer screening using the Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System ™ (Lung-RADS™) reduced the false-positive rate in comparison to the National Lung Screening Trial in a diverse and urban population.

The study, led by Linda Haramati, MD, MS analyzed data from over 1,181 patients with 2,270 person-years of follow-up from December 2012 to December 2016. Montefiore-Einstein medical student, resident and staff physician researchers comprised the study team, including Anna Shmukler, MD and Jeffrey Levsky, MD, PhD.