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Imaging Services

Northwestern Medicine imaging services offers the latest advances in diagnostic imaging, a skilled team of caring specialists and comprehensive services that are fully coordinated with your medical care.

Why Choose Northwestern Medicine for Diagnostic Imaging?

Northwestern Medicine offers the latest advances in diagnostic imaging, a skilled team of caring specialists and comprehensive services that are fully coordinated with your medical care. Your care is backed by:

  • A strong commitment to quality, safety and satisfaction
  • State-of-the-art technology in the hands of highly trained imaging specialists
  • An exceptional imaging experience that earned “5-star” satisfaction scores in patient surveys

Skilled imaging specialists

Your imaging exam will be performed by healthcare professionals with skill and training in diagnostic imaging. Our imaging specialists* include:

  • Board-certified radiologists
  • Licensed radiologic technologists, including those with sub-specialization in CT, MRI and other diagnostic imaging techniques
  • Registered nurses with additional credentials in a critical care subspecialty

Our diagnostic imaging technologists have many years of experience in the field. The radiologists who interpret your exams hold subspecialty training in areas such as neuroradiology and interventional radiology.

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

Northwestern Medicine recommends regular breast cancer screening for women. Early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer are important for successful treatment and good outcomes.

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Diagnostic Imaging

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Imaging services

Breast Imaging and Mammography

Northwestern Medicine provides various breast imaging services including mammograms and ultrasounds.

Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry is a simple, non-invasive X-ray procedure that is used to measure bone mineral density. 

Computed Tomography (CT)

Northwestern Medicine provides CT scan services that combine X-ray and computer technology to produce detailed images of the bones and soft tissues.

Diagnostic Imaging: General X-ray and Fluoroscopy

Our diagnostic imaging services include state-of-the-art X-ray equipment to generate images of the body that assist physicians in the diagnosis of diseases and injuries.

IVC Filter Clinic

An IVC filter is a small piece of metal, made of nitinol or stainless steel that can be placed into the IVC to prevent blood clots in the legs from traveling to the lungs.

Interventional Neuroradiology

Interventional neuroradiology is a subspecialty within radiology that also involves catheters and radiology to diagnose and treat neurological conditions and diseases.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiologists diagnose and treat disease. Guided by X-ray and imaging techniques such as ultrasound, they treat a wide range of conditions by inserting various small tools from outside the body.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses pulsed radio frequency and magnets to create images used for screening and diagnosis.

Nuclear Cardiology

Nuclear cardiology testing uses small amounts of radioactive tracers to provide detailed information about the structure and function of a patient's heart.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive tracers to provide information about the structure and function of many organs in the body.

Open MRI

Open MRI machines are open on the sides, to improve patient comfort, reduce claustrophobia, and eliminating some size restrictions.

Pediatric Medical Imaging

Medical imaging plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of many pediatric conditions. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago offers state-of-the-art equipment and our board-certified pediatric radiologists use techniques in a calming, child-friendly setting.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

With this minimally invasive technique, a sample of suspicious breast tissue is precisely located with a computer-guided imaging system and removed.

Surgical Imaging

Surgical imaging services allow physicians and surgeons to see internal images of the body, including bones and organs, prior to and during surgical procedures.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT Scan)

Northwestern Medicine Imaging offers sophisticated PET/CT imaging to help in the diagnosis cancer, heart disease or brain disorders.


Ultrasound testing uses reflective sound waves to create images of the inside of your body, without the use of ionizing radiation.

Vascular Laboratory

Vascular laboratory procedures are a safe and painless method to diagnose problems in arteries and veins.

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    Department Of Radiology

    The faculty and staff of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology are committed to educating future leaders of our field, conducting innovative research and providing exceptional patient care and service to physicians through our affiliated care sites and hospitals.


    In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.