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Pediatric Radiology

The Pediatric Radiology subspecialists image patients ages 18 and under at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital.


Medical imaging specialists at Lurie are committed to the health and well-being of all children by providing outstanding, timely, appropriate, safe, and compassionate imaging and image-guided care. Our team is comprised of dedicated care providers, expert colleagues to referring physicians, educators to trainees, and collaborative investigators who work to foster a healthy environment and to carefully embrace new technologies. ”

Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD
Chair, Medical Imaging (Radiology)
Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, Northwestern University 


Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD

What We Do

 Patient Care

The subspecialty of Pediatric Radiology an Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital images pediatric patients ages 18 and under through ultrasound, radiography and unclear medicine, fluoroscopy, advanced cross sectional CT and MR imaging of the brain and body, dedicated pediatric cardiac imaging, and interventional radiology for therapy. Our technologists are pediatric trained and our equipment is tailored to meet the needs of young and sick children. We are dedicated to providing as low a radiation dose as necessary in our imaging according to the Image Gently Campaign. We perform over 131,000 procedures per year and are continuing to grow currently providing offsite or remote coverage to seven additional outpatient sites and six affiliate sites.


In partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we offer several one-year pediatric radiology fellowships positions each year, approved and accredited by the ACGME. Fellows rotate through all pediatric radiology subspecialty areas in medical imaging. Visit our fellowship page for more information on the program and how to apply. 


As the pediatric training site for Feinberg School of Medicine, we help educate medical imaging residents and fellows. Medical Imaging (Radiology) is also the training location for several local colleges within imaging programs. We have an active research program including patient studies (clinical trials). Our other studies include 4D flow MRI in congenital heart disease and vascular abnormalities, MRI measurements of brown fat to assess development of childhood obesity, and multicompartment, diffusion weighted MRI to tell the difference between recurrence of a brain tumor and tissue damage that can occur from radiation therapy. Visit our research page for more information on current research studies.

Contact Us

Pediatric Radiology

225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 (Map it)

Phone: 1-800-543-7362

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