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.

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