Elizabeth M. Hecht, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology
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Elizabeth M. Hecht, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Elizabeth Hecht, MD, FSAR is Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development in the Department of Radiology, at Weill Cornell Medicine and a proud member of the Abdominal Division. She is dedicated to optimizing patient care and fostering an environment that encourages education, research and innovation.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Body Imaging
  • Hepatobiliary Pancreas Imaging
  • Gastrointestinal Radiology
  • Body Imaging - US/CT/MRI
  • Genitourinary Radiology
  • Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Body MRI
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI Liver
  • MRI Spine
  • MRI of the Pelvis
  • MRI Pelvis Female
  • MRA of the Kidneys
  • CAT Scan (CT Scan)
  • CT Scan of the Body
  • CT Scan of the Abdomen
  • CT Scan of the Pelvis
  • PET-CT
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Testicular Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Ultrasound
  • Cancer Screening
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Disease of Liver


Dr. Elizabeth Hecht attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed Internal Medicine internship at Greenwich Hospital-Yale University, a diagnostic residency at Weill Cornell Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital and fellowship in Cardiac and Body MRI at New York University. She has working in academic medicine throughout her career and joined WCM in June 2020.

Dr. Hecht clinically specializes in body and vascular imaging with particular expertise in MRI but interprets a wide range of imaging examinations, including radiography, CT, Ultrasound and MR angiography. Her current research interests include liver and pancreatic cancer imaging and clinical translation of new MRI technology. She has mentored many trainees and junior faculty over the years in clinical and research endeavors and aims to strengthen and expand the mentoring program at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Hecht is active member of many societies including International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Radiology Society of North America, Society of Abdominal Radiology, Society of Advanced Body imaging, the American Association for Women Radiologists, American College of Radiology and the New York Roentgen Society. She served as Associate Editor for American Journal of Radiology (AJR) from 2011-2020 and served as deputy editor for Journal of Magnetic Resonance in Imaging from 2013-2020. She also reviews for many other journals including Radiology, RadioGraphics, Abdominal Radiology, Journal of the American College of Radiology and Journal of Computed Tomography. She was a board member of the Society of MR Angiography 2017-2021 and recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the ISMRM.  She is Co-Chair of the Management and International working groups of The Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) of the American College of Radiology (ACR).


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2017-19        Distinguished Reviewer, Abdominal Imaging

2017             Distinguished Reviewer, American Journal of Radiology

2017             Editor’s Recognition Award with Special Distinction, RadioGraphics

2012-17        Distinguished Service as Deputy Editor for JMRI, ISMRM


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Radiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Radiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 1997
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1993


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported