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Emergency Radiology

Emergency Radiology is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology that interprets a wide spectrum of imaging techniques in a high-acuity environment, frequently with complex decision-making resulting in immediate impact on patient care decisions.

The mission of the division of emergency radiology is to provide quality, contemporaneous medical imaging consultation and diagnosis for the acutely ill or injured patient while enhancing resident education and advancing collaborative research in emergency imaging.”

Samir Abboud, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Chief of Emergency Radiology 

Samir Abboud, MD

What We Do

 Patient Care

Our emergency radiologists are an integral part of the hospital’s emergency team, often directly involved in diagnosing patients presenting with challenging, ambiguous, or atypical concerns. Our department has access to state-of-the-art technology in all imaging modalities, including radiography, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and fluoroscopy. Our radiologists are available to consult clinicians to provide suggestions of imaging strategies when and if needed. This collaborative approach helps sharpen the differential diagnoses and often provides crucial information to guide the most effective treatment strategies.


The emergency radiology rotation is a crucial step in the “graduated responsibility” paradigm of resident education. As such, the emergency radiology division has a strong commitment to real-time “PACS-side” resident education and feedback.

Contact Us

676 N. St. Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611 (Map it)

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