Radiology

State-of-the-art imaging for fast, accurate results from head to littlest toe

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Latest advances in diagnostic and interventional imaging.

Proven Expertise

Our accomplished technologists and expert radiologists are dedicated to delivering the highest level of care, and our patients give us a 98 percent satisfaction rate. 

Focus on Safety

Our radiation equipment features new technology, like advanced dose-reduction, and our team of physicists provides 24/7 dose monitoring for every patient, across different types of scans. 

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With convenient locations across the Puget Sound region, we offer same- and next-day exam availability with a quick turnaround time on results delivered to your inbox.


Below are links to a variety of imaging exams utilized by UW Medicine's Radiology Services. Each exam covers a range of procedures. Click on any of the following links to learn more about a given exam or procedure.

​​​​Bone densitometry is used to assess your bone health and fracture risk. This handout explains how the exam works, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the exam and how to get your results.

Interventional Radiology (IR) is one of the most exciting and advanced fields in medicine, but it is also one of the least well known. IR uses the latest in imaging technology to perform minimally invasive procedures throughout the body. Procedures that once required large incisions, general anesthesia, and days or weeks in the hospital can now be done on an outpatient basis with an incision so small that it does not require stitches.

Please select a procedure from the following list:

CT imaging—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed.

Please choose from the list below to learn more about your CT procedure:

A mammogram is an imaging test to find breast cancer. It uses X-ray to take images of the breasts. There are two types of mammograms: Screening mammograms are used to find breast cancer in women who do not have breast symptoms or complaints. Diagnostic mammograms are used to look for the cause of a symptom, such as a lump in the breast.

​Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-ray to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope. A video camera allows the images to be recorded and played on a monitor. Please choose from the list below to learn more about the various fluoroscopy procedures: 

An X-ray (radiology exam) is a medical test that produces images (pictures) of a part of a body. These images help doctors diagnose health conditions. Doctors use bone X-ray to view and assess broken bones, skull fractures and spine injuries. Bone X-ray may also be used to guide orthopedic surgery (surgeries that involve bones, joints, ligaments or muscles), treat sports-related injuries and diagnose advanced forms of bone cancer. 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures.

To learn more, please select from the following list of MRI procedures:

​​​​​Positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) are both standard imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint the location of cancer within the body before making treatment recommendations. The highly-sensitive PET scan detects the metabolic signal of actively growing cancer cells in the body and the CT scan provides a detailed picture of the internal anatomy that reveals the location, size and shape of abnormal cancerous growths.

To learn more, please select from the following list of PET-CT procedures:

​​Ultrasound examination, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce precise images of structures within the body. The images produced through ultrasound examination often provide information that's valuable in diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

To learn more, please select from the following list of ultrasound procedures:


For radiology orders, please call 206.598.5800.
X-ray exams are walk-in only at all locations. No appointment is necessary for X-ray.

Providers: Please include chart notes and prior authorization with order to expedite scheduling.

UW Medical Center – Montlake, UW Medical Center – Northwest, Roosevelt Clinic and Eastside Specialty Center and NW Outpatient Medical Center Radiology Scheduling:
Phone: 206.598.7200 Fax: 206.597.4004
Call 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for radiology appointments*, and please have your referral form or imaging order faxed prior to calling.

UWMC referral form

PET/CT Referral Form (for UWMC & HMC)

Harborview Medical Center Radiology Scheduling:
Phone: 206.744.3105 Fax: 206.744.8206
Call 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for radiology appointments*, and please have your referral form or imaging order faxed prior to calling.

Harborview referral form

Breast Imaging Scheduling:
Phone: 206.668.1749 Fax: 206.668.1790 for Roosevelt Clinic, Eastside Specialty Clinic and Breast Imaging Clinic at UWMC Northwest.

Please call 206.606.7800 to schedule a mammogram at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Breast Imaging Clinic - UWMC NW Referral Form

Radiologist Consult Line (Medical Providers Only) for questions on ordering advice: 206.598.0101 206.598.0101

To request radiology records: Visit Records & Images for information


Complete and sign a patient authorization to disclose, release and/or obtain protected health information. When requesting images on behalf of a patient, please include a copy of your power of attorney. Please mail, fax or email your authorization form and images request to one of the locations below.

Please include the following patient information with your request:

  • Last name, first name
  • Date of birth
  • Provider’s name
  • Address where copy is to be mailed to
  • Dates of service you are requesting
  • When you need the images

UW Medical Center Radiology
1959 NE Pacific Street, BB312
Box 375115
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.6206
Fax: 206.598.7690
email: radrecs@uw.edu

Harborview Medical Center
Mailbox: 359738
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.6730
Fax: 206.744.6374

UW Medical Center - Northwest 
Health Information Management Department
1550 N 115th St., MS D129
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.668.1748 (NWH) / 206.668.1749 (SBC)
Fax: 206.668.1398 (NWH) / 206.668.1790 (SBC)


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Most of our imaging procedures have a low risk of side effects from radiation exposure. But we continually work to reduce the radiation dosage of imaging tests while maximizing the benefits of these powerful disease-fighting tools. And each of our patients is closely monitored by a team of on-site physicists.

Radiation safety info website

Shielding for Radiology Exams


Vascular and interventional radiology (VIR) specialists deliver minimally invasive image-guided treatments for numerous conditions occurring throughout the body.

VIR specialists utilizes many non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments as alternatives to open surgical procedures. VIR radiology procedures are generally easier for the patient because they involve small incisions, minimal pain and shorter recovery times.

VIR radiologists use their expertise in X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, ultrasound, and other medical imaging technology to guide small instruments, such as catheter tubes, through the blood vessels or other pathways to treat medical conditions, rather than open surgery.

Examples of vascular and interventional radiology procedures include vertebroblasty, kyphoplasty, radio frequency ablation of tumors, angiography, balloon angioplasty and stenting to open clogged blood vessels, uterine fibroid embolization, spinal pain injections, and needle biopsy, among others.

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