The Department of Diagnostic Services at Rush is a nationally recognized leader in radiologic and imaging services. The program offers a full range of nuclear medicine technologies, including a dedicated, whole-body PET scanner. Our board-certified physicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to give patients what they need most — simple, honest answers. And at Rush, we're dedicated to providing the best patient experience — from our friendly, personalized approach in our clinics to our engagement in research for better, more cost-effective diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in our labs. For our referring physicians, the department continues to offer the best in customer service with quick turnaround time on radiology reports.
The Department of Diagnostic Services is committed to providing high-quality, customer-friendly service. Radiology services include:
Outpatient Ambulatory Imaging Services
Outpatient imaging service covers general radiography imaging (including CT scanning, MRI and arthrography) offered at the patient's convenience. For most exams, no appointment is necessary. Patients can walk in with a doctor's orders and obtain high-quality, efficient radiography services. All exams require a physician's written request.
Specialized Radiology Services
- Breast imaging
- Cardiovascular imaging
- Chest (thoracic) radiology
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Interventional radiology
- Gastrointestinal radiology
- Genitourinary radiology
- High-risk obstetrical ultrasound
- Interventional neuroradiology
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear medicine
- Oncologic radiology
- Spine interventions
- Body imaging
Sharon Byrd, MD, is chairperson of the Department of Diagnostic Services. The diagnostic services team at Rush includes:
- Board-certified physicians
- Highly trained radiology technicians, all BLS-certified and IV-trained
- Radiology nurses available for patient education and assistance
For information about physicians at Rush specializing in diagnostic radiology and related areas, visit our Find a Doctor section.