Why Choose Barnes-Jewish's Top Radiology Center

When it comes to imaging services, you want the procedure done right -- the first time. Here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital's top radiology center, we offer our patients the latest and most advanced equipment, as well as the most highly trained radiologists and radiologic technologists, so images are completed faster and most importantly, accurately. When you choose Barnes-Jewish Hospital Radiology, you are receiving some of the best health care in the nation.

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Accuracy | Experience | Expertise | Pioneers in Radiology | Quality of Care | Technology | Enhanced Safety | Convenience 


Images are done right here -- the first time. Patients who have their imaging done elsewhere may find they need their exams repeated, this time by our top technologists, because their images are not accurate enough to proceed with their treatment. When this happens not only are you exposed to radiation again, but the need for a repeat study ultimately causes the total cost of your care to be more expensive, not less.


The Washington University Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been delivering the highest quality care since 1931. Our radiologists and radiologic technologists perform more than 2000 different types of radiology exams. Many of these exams are not performed anywhere else in the greater St. Louis area. As a testament to our capabilities, our patients come from across the United States and from around the world to our top radiology center. Over 760,000 total radiology exams are performed here annually.


We provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are in the hands of experts.Our department is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology, which is considered the gold standard in medical imaging accreditation. All of our radiologic technologists are registered and use the minimal amount of radiation required to obtain your images. 100% of our board-certified radiologists specialize in specific areas of the body and are trained to detect even the smallest abnormality. The radiologists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital are recognized experts in their field and many can be found on America’s Top Doctors, published annually by an independent research company and on Best Doctors in America, developed by Best Doctors Inc. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report’s honor roll of America’s Best Hospitals for 20 years, including a top ranking in the “2012-13 Best Hospitals” issue. As a top ranked hospital, we are better equipped to deal with any allergic reactions or exam findings needing immediate medical attention.

Pioneers in Radiology

The Washington University Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is one of the most scientifically sophisticated radiological centers in the world. Internationally recognized for groundbreaking research, the Institute has been a pioneer in the field of Radiology. From the first cross-sectional x-ray laminagraph performed here in 1937 to the introduction of one of the first prototype computed tomography (CT) scanners in 1972 to the development of positron emission tomography (PET) in the early 1970s, the institute’s standing as a radiology leader is undeniable. The Institute continues to pioneer new radiological techniques for better patient care.

Quality of Care

The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital offers patients and referring physicians the highest standards of patient care backed up by more than three quarters of a century of clinical research experience. Our reputation for excellence is unmatched. Patients and their families can be assured they will receive the highest level of compassionate care. See what people are saying about our department.

Better Technology

We offer the latest advancements in imaging technology, which means faster procedures and more detailed images, so your results are right -- the first time. With our advanced software, your physician has access to your image and all of your clinical information almost immediately.

Enhanced Safety

Every time you have a radiology study, you are exposed to radiation. Over time, too much radiation exposure can increase the risk for cancer. Barnes-Jewish Hospital radiologists and technologists use the minimal amount of radiation required to obtain the highest quality images. Since Barnes-Jewish Hospital Radiology has achieved the American College of Radiology Gold Standard of Accreditation, you can be assured that our facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have met specific qualifications.


Your physician will have a full report within 24 hours. We offer flexible hours, including weekends for many exams; we can often offer same day service the day your physician orders your test. When all of your images are done at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Radiology, they are easily available for comparisons in the future.

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