Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
5645 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60634
The Radiology Department at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (OLR) offers a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional radiological services for both inpatients and outpatients. Full services are provided in one convenient location. The Department is easily accessible on the first floor of our modern Outpatient Building, which is adjacent to the hospital. Ample free parking is available in either the Outpatient Parking Lot at the corner of Addison and Major or in the hospital’s parking garage located on Addison, directly across the street from the hospital.
From general x-rays to special procedures, OLR’s Radiology Department provides high quality services, including: Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Bone Density (DEXA) Scanning, Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT Scan (computerized tomography).
Convenient evening hours are available for scheduling outpatient services in Diagnostic Radiology and CT Scan. Our radiologists are Board-certified and technologists graduated from accredited schools. Both MRI and Mammography modalities are accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Radiology Department itself serves as a teaching facility for the Saint Francis School of Radiologic Technology.
Powerful MRI System
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center has acquired a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that is described as a breakthrough tool for the diagnosis of disease.
The new General Electric Signa® HDx 3 Tesla MRI gives diagnostic information significantly faster and in more detail than other MRI systems. The new MRI also delivers superb image quality that will expedite the diagnosis of a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular and breast disease, stroke, abdominal and brain disorders, and musculoskeletal conditions in the knee, shoulder, wrist and other joints.
MRI uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field rather than x-rays to produce very detailed, cross-sectional images of the body. MRI requires specialized equipment and expertise and allows evaluation of very finite body structures that may not be as visible with other imaging methods.
Advanced clinical applications
- Motion. Advanced clinical applications include correcting for head movement such as with confused patients or uncontrollable tremors of Parkinson’s patients. Motion problems occur in more than one-quarter of all exams with 10 percent having to be redone since movement can hide important details. The MRI’s Propeller HD feature freezes motion and corrects for patient movement while providing improved image quality.
- Intricate details. In some patients, such as those who have diabetes, it is difficult to get a detailed, high resolution image of blood flow all the way down into the critical vessels of the foot. The MRI’s Tricks feature uses a complex application to capture these intricate details and provide fast, can’t miss, high definition images.
- One breath hold. Some individuals have a hard time holding their breath during an MR exam. One in 10 abdominal MR exams is inconclusive because of movement or inadequate resolution. The MRI’s Lava feature allows for whole organ abdominal exams in a single breath hold, resulting in high resolution, superior image quality in very short scan times.
In the past, breast imaging was time intensive for the physician and usually inconvenient for the patient, requiring two appointments with a long wait in- between. The MRI’s Vibrant feature enables imaging both breasts simultaneously in a single patient visit.
The Radiology Department offers the advanced 64-slice LightSpeed Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner that produces superior 3-D images and is up to six times faster than previous CT scanners, making exams quicker and more comfortable for patients. This system provides highly detailed images of the human body and allows the performance of extremely fast exams while tailoring image quality, anatomic coverage and scan speeds to meet each patient’s needs.
The flexibility of the 64-slice CT allows doctors to view multiple wafer-thin images or “slices” of a patient’s anatomy within seconds and without surgery, resulting in less stress on the patient. Short scan times, high resolution slices and three-dimensional imaging allow detailed imaging of very small anatomic structures such as coronary arteries and other small blood vessels, fine bony structures and small tumors.
Breast Exams with CAD
Advanced technology focuses on breast health. Mammography with CAD (computer-aided detection) is a sophisticated screening system that uses an advanced computer software program to highlight questionable characteristics. In conjunction with a mammogram, OLR also offers the services of a new Breast Center. Should breast cancer be detected, a multidisciplinary team associated with the Breast Center collaborate to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Expediting the delivery of information to the patient is paramount in order to spare the patient further anxiety and stress. The breast surgeon and patient review the options together to determine the course of action. OLR’s Breast Center follows guidelines of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons.
Digital mammography is a strong ally in the fight against breast cancer – identifying breast tumors before they can be felt. Our new digital mammogram technology provides picture-perfect images in seconds. You’ll receive short exam times, fast results, fewer callbacks and a more comfortable experience – resulting in less anxiety and superior care. Learn more our digital mammography services.
To schedule a mammogram, call Outpatient Registration at 773-794-7678.