Advanced Diagnostics Chicago
Chicago Advanced Diagnostics offers a wide range of diagnostic tests (MRI, CT Scan, PET Scan, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Mammogram) and is located in the same building as Peterson Surgery Center, providing added convenience for surgical patients. Aside from its location, Chicago Advanced Diagnostics offers same-day or Saturday appointments and short waiting times. If your doctor has prescribed one of the following tests or you would like to speak to one of our specialists, call (773) 761-9800 for more information.
- Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
An Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Open MRI) is an advanced diagnostic imaging procedure that renders detailed images of internal bodily structures with no ionized radiation (x-rays). An Open MRI is able to produce highly detailed images through the use of an extremely powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. Children, claustrophobic, or overweight patients are a few of the people who benefit from an Open-MRI.
A computerized tomography (CT) scan is an X-ray technique that creates images of your body that visualize internal structures in cross section. A CT scan clearly reveals bones and a detailed anatomy of the pancreas, adrenal glands, kidneys, and blood vessels.
A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan is a non-invasive test that produces images of the cellular function of the human body. In one PET scan a physician can examine your entire body.
Nuclear imaging is a form of medical imaging that uses nuclear isotopes, also known as radionuclides to assist in diagnosis and treatment of a specific disease.
A Bone Densitometry (DEXA) is a bone density test. This test can determine if you have Osteoporosis or are at risk of Osteoporosis. A bone density test uses special X-rays to measure how much calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a system of low-dose x-rays to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to assist with the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases, such as cancer, in women.
Fluoroscopy is a specific imaging technique commonly used by physicians to obtain moving images in real time. The internal structures of a patient are obtained through the use of a fluoroscope. Fluoroscopy is particularly useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional medical procedures.
Ultrasound or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays). Ultrasound images are captured in real-time and can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
An X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. The x-ray machine sends individual x-ray particles, called photons. These particles pass through the body and a computer or special film is used to record the images that are created.
A stress test, often times called a treadmill test or exercise test, helps a doctor find out how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen and in effect the heart must pump more blood. The test can show if blood supply is reduced in the arteries that supply the heart.
An Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each heart beat, an electrical impulse (or "wave") travels through the heart. This wave then causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart.
An Echocardiogram uses sound waves to create images of your heart. This common test enables your doctor or cardiologist to see how your heart is beating and pumping blood. Echocardiogram images assist in identifying various abnormalities in the heart muscle and valves.