Nuclear Medicine / PET CT

Radiology at UI Health offers a full range of CT procedures, including PET (positron emission tomography), to determine the presence and extent of most cancers, neurodegenerative diseases, and cardiovascular disease.

PET/CT imaging is a non-invasive procedure used to determine the presence and severity of most cancers, neuro-degenerative and cardiovascular diseases.

In PET/CT, nuclear medicine images are superimposed with CT) to produce more precise information and accurate diagnoses. PET is able to detect certain diseases before other imaging modalities by visualizing the metabolic
processes occurring in the body.

Common uses for PET/CT include:

  • Diagnosing cancers such lung, breast, colorectal, esophageal, head and neck, melanoma, and lymphoma.
  • Evaluating lymphoma and breast cancer patients for responses to therapy.
  • Patients with certain cardiovascular and neurological conditions.


We have State of the Art equipment which includes

  • MRI (9.4T, 3 x 3.0T, 3 x 1.5T)
  • Two PET-CTs


Outpatient Care Center

1801 West Taylor Street, Room 2C
Chicago, IL 60612
Hours of Operation: 6:30AM to 8:30PM, Monday – Friday;
7:00AM to 5:00PM, Saturday

Scheduling Information: 312-413-4900 or 1-877-456-UIMC (8462)
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