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.

James S. Donaldson, MD

James S. Donaldson, MD

Chairman, Medical Imaging (Radiology), Earl J. Frederick Professor of Radiology

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations
Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD

Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD

Head, Body Imaging; Vice-chair, Department of Medical Imaging

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations
Richard M. Shore, MD

Richard M. Shore, MD

Section Head, General Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations
Eugene C. Anandappa, MD

Eugene C. Anandappa, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations
Ellen C. Benya, MD

Ellen C. Benya, MD

Section Head, Ultrasound; Program Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

  • Seeing Patients at 3 Locations

Corey S. Bregman, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Delilah M. Burrowes, MD

Delilah M. Burrowes, MD

Division Head, Neuroradiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location
Jared R. Green, MD

Jared R. Green, MD

Division Head, Interventional Radiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Lindsay M. Griffin, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Alok Jaju, MD

Division Head, Neuroradiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Mariam Kappil, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Samdeep Mouli, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Melissa L. Neveu, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Jackson T. Norman, III, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Andrada R. Popescu, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Francis M. Prendergast, MD

Francis M. Prendergast, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Carla V. Quijano, MD

Section Head, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Shankar Rajeswaran, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Esther Ro, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Maura E. Ryan, MD

Attending Physician, Neuroradiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Martha Saker, MD

Section Head, Radiography and Fluoroscopy

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations

Jonathan D. Samet, MD

Section Head, Musculoskeletal Imaging

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Ali Shaibani, MD

Ali Shaibani, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Nassem T. Shakir, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Arnold Shkolnik, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 2 Locations
Jessica S. Stern, MD

Jessica S. Stern, MD

Attending Physician, Neuroradiology

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Mary R. Wyers, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Imaging (Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location

Julie Chesterton, APN, NP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical Imaging (Interventional Radiology)

  • Seeing Patients at 1 Location