State of the Art MRI Center


We recently purchased the newest generation of the Airis Elite MRI machine so that we can get our patients back to work and back in the game. Our new Airis Elite scanner is an open MRI machine to facilitate patient comfort, and it is loaded with the latest computer software and new, updated technology.

The Airis Elite MRI scanner will benefit patients and physicians of Midwest Sports Medicine in a multitude of ways:
  • Shorter scan time
  • Higher quality images for accurate diagnosis
  • Less wait time for patients in need of an MRI

Open MRI Chicago and Suburbs – Safe, Quiet, Accurate, Comfortable

Unlike other open MRI centers our Open MRI provides you with a quieter, more comfortable exam. The Airis Elite produces the highest-quality, vividly detailed images that one of our orthopedic experts need for pinpoint accuracy in diagnosis.

The larger opening in the MRI machine permits easy access during the exam, which can be especially helpful for those who are claustrophobic. Open MRI is a terrific alternative for those individuals who are restricted by the smaller size constraints of a closed MRI and is less threatening for children than the closed tunnel scanner. Additionally, a family member or friend may accompany an apprehensive patient during the scan.

What is an Open MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging technique that combines a powerful magnetic field with computer technology to produce very detailed images of the body’s soft tissues - muscles, ligaments, knee meniscus, the nervous system and the brain.

An MRI is a painless and non-invasive method used by physicians to look inside the body without using X-rays or radiation. It provides an accurate image of most abnormalities and can often reduce the need for biopsies, exploratory surgery and other more invasive procedures

After illness, injury or surgery, it's important to regain strength and get back to work, play, and the little things you enjoy doing every day – whether you’re an elite athlete, a busy mom, or an active senior. It doesn’t matter what you do, if there’s a reason you can’t do it, we’re here to help. Since 1990, Midwest Sports Medicine has grown to become the premier orthopedic group in Northern Illinois. We offer a team of distinguished, experienced board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons. We also have a board certified podiatrist, and a pain management specialist. All of our physicians are dedicated to meeting or exceeding your expectations.