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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
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Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology that involves ordering and interpreting medical images of bones, joints and associated soft tissues and diagnosing injuries and disease.

Our mission is to deliver high-quality musculoskeletal radiology services, including diagnostic imaging and image-guided musculoskeletal interventions, to the Chicagoland region with an emphasis on working as a multidisciplinary team with our referrers to tailor the healthcare experience to the needs of our patients.”

Imran M. Omar, MD
Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology

Imran M. Omar, MD

What We Do

 Patient Care

Our department has state-of-the-art technology in all imaging modalities. Using a multimodality approach, we work collaboratively with our referrers to guide patients through imaging pathways to best address the concerns that have led to medical care. For example, to meet the growing needs of our patients and referrers, our section has developed programs in musculoskeletal ultrasound and image-guided interventions that require direct interaction between the patient and the radiologist. This direct communication helps to make diagnoses and, in many instances, provide relevant and effective therapeutic strategies.

 Education

We offer a one-year fellowship program designed to provide training radiologists with advanced, subspecialty training in all facets of musculoskeletal radiology.

 Research

Musculoskeletal imaging research includes both diagnostic and procedural radiology and involves a variety of modalities, including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiography. Advanced imaging techniques entail MR neurography, metal artifact reduction sequences on MR and CT, dual-energy CT, ultrasound elastography and dynamic imaging. There is overlap with multiple clinical specialties, including orthopedics, sports medicine, rheumatology, oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatrics, neurology, general surgery, plastic surgery and cardiology.

Contact Us

Musculoskeletal Imaging

  • 676 N. St. Clair St.
    Chicago,  IL  60611    (Map it)
  • Phone:  312-695-5978
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