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Stewardship Spotlight: The Mary Jo and John Boler Centers for Advanced Imaging

Boler family physicians Carl E. Eybel, MD (left); William R. Kehoe, MD (center); and Marshall D. Goldin, MD (right)

Thanks to donors’ generosity, imaging capabilities at Rush are now more robust than ever before. In 2006, a $20 million gift from Rush Trustee John Boler and his wife, Mary Jo, funded the Mary Jo and John Boler Centers for Advanced Imaging in the Tower. At that time, the gift was the largest donation in Rush’s history.

With the 2012 opening of the Boler Centers, Rush significantly expanded access to the latest imaging technologies, including Chicago’s first high-resolution, dual-energy CT scanner, as well as advanced 3 Tesla MRI models, digital X-ray and fluoroscopy, angiography equipment, and more. Not only does the equipment provide clinicians and technicians with highly detailed imaging, resulting in earlier, more precise diagnoses, but it produces the lowest possible doses of radiation, making the equipment extremely safe for patients.

The centers laid the groundwork for a five-year partnership with Siemens to test emerging imaging technologies, placing Rush at the forefront for setting new standards. What’s more, a portion of the Bolers’ gift established an endowed fund for imaging, helping Rush to offset the cost of future equipment, conduct imaging research and continue providing the most innovative and effective imaging to its patients well into the future.

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