Weiss Memorial Hospital's Imaging Services provides the latest technology in X-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital mammography, and is instrumental in diagnosing diseases and fractures, treatment, and preventive care for our patient population.
Weiss has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed
tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) as a result of a recent
review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Our Women's Center provides the utmost compassionate care to our patients. Weiss offers the latest innovation in women’s healthcare—the Hologic Selenia Dimensions 5000 with CAD. This state-of-the-art mammography technology offers superior image quality and enhances our ability to detect breast cancer earlier, when it is most treatable. Additionally, patients experience less radiation, shorter exam times, faster results and fewer callbacks with digital—all resulting in less anxiety and excellent care. In addition and in conjunction with preventive screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound services are located nearby to provide the complete spectrum of care in the diagnosis of women's health.
Our CT scanners are multi-slice with vascular, angiography/3D imaging capabilities. Additionally, we offer a 1.5 Tesla MRI system with advanced peripheral imaging capabilities and true eight channel resolution for superior brain imaging resolution and detail. To meet the busy schedules of our referring physicians and patients, in many circumstances, we offer same day service on MRI, CT scan and ultrasound examinations.
Weiss has moved to electronic imaging. We are now a fully integrated PACs (picture archiving and communications system), filmless environment. When you or your physician requests a copy of your imaging study, we will provide the images on a CD that can be viewed on any computer.
We invite you to benefit first hand from our renewed commitment to patient care and technology. Please call (773) 564-7777 to schedule your next imaging procedure. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Radiology offers a full spectrum of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including the brain, spine, musculo-skeletal, abdomen, MRCP (MR cholangiopancreatography) and MR angiography (including extremities, carotids and intracerebral exams). The scanner is a state-of-the-art General Electric Signa 1.5 Tesla short bore magnet. A short bore magnet provides the convenience of an open magnet with the image quality of a closed magnet. Claustrophobic patients feel just as comfortable in a short bore magnet as in an open field; however, the field strength of the short bore magnet is up to seven times that of the typical open magnet and the images are of proportionately better quality. Mammography
Services provided include state-of-the-art digital mammography technology—the Hologic Selenia Dimensions 5000 with CAD—for both screening and diagnostic exams. Our Stereotactic Biopsy System provides immediate tissue sample of a known breast lesion. The mammography unit’s radiologists and technologists are certified by the American College of Radiology and the FDA. A mammography examination requires a physician's order to perform the test, and in some cases, a referral. CT Scans
All types of CT examinations of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and spine are performed routinely at Weiss. Diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and chest disorders are assisted by CT-guided biopsies and radiation therapy planning. Two-dimensional multi-planar as well as three-dimensional reconstruction can be performed on numerous pathological conditions to facilitate medical or surgical treatment plans. Ultrasound
The ultrasound area performs all imaging studies, as well as guided biopsies, abscess drainages and aspirations. Studies for evaluation of renal disease, prostatic disease, fetal growth and gynecologic conditions also are performed. DEXA Screenings
DEXA osteoporosis screening (bone mineral density test) uses the latest technology to detect bone loss while still treatable. Angiography and Interventional Radiology
The section of angiography and interventional radiology provides a complete range of both vascular and nonvascular interventional procedures. In the angiographic suite, conventional fluoroscopy and digital subtraction angiography are available. In addition to routine angiography and venography, interventional radiology performs many specialized procedures, including central line placement, biopsy, shunt maintenance and a variety of other system procedures, including those of the liver and kidney. Outpatient hours of operation are as follows:
- CT: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday.
- MRI: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Ultrasound: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday.
- Radiology: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday.
Radiology is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and available to perform any emergent imaging procedures when necessary. All imaging modalities are located adjacent to the main radiology department on the first floor of the hospital. Most regular X-ray exams are performed on a walk-in basis—you do not need an appointment. Other tests, such as MRI, CT, ultrasound, bone density and special procedures require an appointment. Please remember to bring your order form from your physician for your exam or procedure. On the day of your exam, remember to go to Admitting at the main entrance to register before reporting to Radiology for your test, unless you have been told to report directly to the Imaging Department.
If your physician orders an imaging study while you are a patient at the hospital, the exam will be coordinated by the Radiology staff and your nursing floor.
Our University of Chicago, board-certified and fellowship-trained radiologists include:
- Dr. Jeff Leef, Medical Director, Imaging Services; Fellowship-trained, Interventional Radiology
- Dr. Gabriel Angres, Fellowship-trained, Neuro-Radiology
- Dr. Rakesh Navuluri, Fellowship-trained, Interventional Radiology