Tests & Screenings

One of the first steps in treating any condition is an accurate diagnosis. In many cases, the starting point for your diagnosis will be taking a clear, accurate image of your internal organs at our imaging center at West Suburban Medical Center.

Every test and treatment is performed by compassionate caregivers in a friendly, caring environment. Below are some of the tests and screenings you may receive at the imaging center.

Bone Densitometry

Uses low-energy X-rays to scan the lower back, hip or forearm. This helps to diagnose osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and makes them more brittle and susceptible to fracture.

CT Scan

Combines X-rays and computer scans to create images of the body. The result is a detailed image that can show problems with soft tissues, organs and bones. This unit has the ability to produce CTA studies (angiography) of the aorta and pulmonary arteries, and the multi-detector accelerates patient throughput. Additionally, this CT system has an independent workstation for 3-D multiformat imaging.

Digital Mammography

Uses X-rays to visualize abnormalities in the breast tissue. This equipment is used to detect breast cancer as early as possible, which generally improves the effectiveness of treatment.

Low Dose CT Chest Screening

West Suburban Medical Center and the Imaging Center at the River Forest Medical Campus offer a  Low Dose CT Chest Screening for $85. Specific elements must be met in order to qualify for this screening.  Please call the River Forest Imaging Center at 708-488-2300 to learn more.


Provides detailed pictures of the inside of the body using strong magnets and radio waves. This unit is notable for its ability to provide greater spatial resolution of images.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

A breast cancer imaging option that produces stereo images—images of the same area from different angles. This helps to determine the exact location for the biopsy where a sample of breast tissue is then removed with a needle.


Our ultrasound technology uses sound waves to produced 3D/4D images of the body's interior. (Expectant parents will delight in seeing detailed pictures of their baby in utero produced by this system.)


Uses a small amount of radiation to create images of bones and organs.

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