Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Overview

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Overview

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses pulsed radio frequency and magnets to create images used for screening and diagnosis. To detect problems with blood vessels and blood flow, Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), is also available.

Our advanced equipment provides clearer images, which means quicker, more precise diagnoses, even for challenging diseases and conditions such as:

Excellence in imaging

Northwestern Medicine Diagnostic Imaging MRI services are accredited by the American College of Radiology* and have earned a "5-star" rating in patient satisfaction.

For cardiac, neurologic, orthopaedic and full-body scanning, Northwestern Medicine MRI services offer highly advanced MRI equipment including the Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra 3T™ and the MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T™.

The Skyra and Aera™ feature a powerful whole-body magnet that can produce clear images quickly, so you don't need to worry about movements blurring the image. Clearer images mean quicker, more precise diagnoses, even for challenging diseases and conditions.

Our scanners offer you a more comfortable experience, with reduced noise levels, ultra-lightweight coils, and feet-first scans in nearly all cases. A larger opening and improved table design accommodate a wide range of body types.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Imaging Center

676 North Saint Clair St., Third Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Imaging Center (NMIC), located in the Arkes Family Pavilion, features new technologies that give you more enhanced and detailed images, greater capacity, a more comfortable experience, and a larger waiting area with increased privacy that provides a confidential environment while you wait for your appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please call 312.926.9000.

Feinberg/Galter Pavilion

Feinberg Pavilion
251 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Galter Pavilion
675 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611

The radiology staff at Northwestern Medicine located in the Feinberg/Galter Pavilion offer a broad range of diagnostic and interventional radiology.

To schedule an appointment, please call 312.926.9000.

Diagnostic Center

259 E. Erie Street, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

The Diagnostic Center features new technologies that give you more enhanced and detailed images, greater capacity, a more comfortable experience, and a larger waiting area with increased privacy provides a confidential environment while you wait for your appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please call 312.926.9000.

Related Resources

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Forms

Please download the following forms, complete them and bring them with you to your appointment:

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Patient Information: What to expect during your outpatient MRI visit

Central DuPage Hospital/Delnor Hospital Patient Information: What to expect during your MRI

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