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Medical Imaging Specialists

When getting any medical imaging procedure done, these are the specially trained pediatric professionals who are part of your child's healthcare team.

Radiologists are pediatric doctors who interpret your child's images. Our radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in pediatric imaging. Technologists and sonographers work under a radiologist's direction, which is based on an order from your child's doctor, your child's medical history and current symptoms. A radiologist completes a report on your child's exam, which when done is automatically faxed to the doctor who ordered your child's exam.

Child life specialists help prepare and educate you and your child. Using medical play and developmentally appropriate language, these trained pediatric professionals help explain medical imaging exams to your child. Learn more about how our child life specialists can help your child and their siblings​.

Technologists position your child for the exam, and control the computer that takes images. These licensed professionals have completed formal education and training in a specialized area — such as x-rayCT, MRI, interventional radiologyultrasound and nuclear medicine. Working under the direction of a radiologist, our technologists are credentialed with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety.

Sonographers control the equipment and perform special techniques to create ultrasound images from your child's exam. Also working under the direction of a radiologist, our sonographers are board certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

​Pediatric hospitalists and anesthesiologists are pediatric doctors who specialize in sedating your child, if the exam requires it. They wi​ll talk with you about different sedations and answer any questions that you have. They supervise the medical imaging sedation nurses.

​Sedation nurses work with our pediatric hospitalists and anesthesiologists to safely sedate your child. Before the exam, they ask you and your child questions about your child's health and medical history. They also monitor vital signs and give your child contrast, if ordered by your radiologist.

​A medical physicist and MRI physi​cists make sure our imaging procedures are safe and appropriate for kid​s, and that we maintain our high imaging standards. The medical physicist makes sure all equipment is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Our MRI physicist selects, sets up and optimizes MRI protocols, imaging quality assurance and control and MRI physics education.

Cynthia K. Rigsby

Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD

Chair, Medical Imaging (Radiology); Earl J. Frederick Distinguished Professorship in Radiology

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Peter Assaad

Peter Assaad, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Neuroradiology)

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Jessie Aw-Zoretic

Jessie Aw-Zoretic, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Neuroradiology)

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Corey S. Bregman

Corey S. Bregman, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Donald R. Cantrell

Donald R. Cantrell, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Neuroradiology)

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James S. Donaldson

James S. Donaldson, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Judith A. Gadde

Judith A. Gadde, DO

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Neuroradiology)

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Lindsay M. Griffin

Lindsay M. Griffin, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Safwan S. Halabi

Safwan S. Halabi, MD

Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer; Vice Chair of Informatics, Medical Imaging; Director, Fetal Imaging; Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Alok Jaju

Alok Jaju, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Mariam Kappil

Mariam Kappil, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Jillian Krauss

Jillian Krauss, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Samdeep Mouli

Samdeep Mouli, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Sarah J. Moum

Sarah J. Moum, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Neuroradiology)

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Melissa L. Neveu

Melissa L. Neveu, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Jackson T. Norman, III

Jackson T. Norman, III, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Susan Palasis

Susan Palasis, MD

Division Head, Neuroradiology; Vice Chair of Operations

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Andrada R. Popescu

Andrada R. Popescu, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Francis M. Prendergast

Francis M. Prendergast, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Carla V. Quijano

Carla V. Quijano, MD

Section Head, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Shankar Rajeswaran

Shankar Rajeswaran, MD

Division Head, Interventional Radiology

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Saad A. Ranginwala

Saad A. Ranginwala, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Esther Ro

Esther Ro, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Maura E. Ryan

Maura E. Ryan, MD

Attending Physician, Neuroradiology

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Martha Saker

Martha Saker, MD

Section Head, Radiography and Fluoroscopy

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Jonathan D. Samet

Jonathan D. Samet, MD

Division Head, Body Imaging; Section Head, Musculoskeletal Imaging

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Ali Shaibani

Ali Shaibani, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Naseem T. Shakir

Naseem T. Shakir, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Richard M. Shore

Richard M. Shore, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

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Mary R. Wyers

Mary R. Wyers, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology); Program Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

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Julie Chesterton

Julie Chesterton, APRN-NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical Imaging (Interventional Radiology)

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Jannell Bichl

Jannell Bichl, APRN-NP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Medical Imaging (Interventional Radiology)

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