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Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine

Front view of the DCAM

Comprehensive Diagnostics and Treatment Under One Roof

The six-story, 525,000-square-foot building houses 329 examination rooms, 90 rooms for outpatient procedures, a PET/CT scanner, two helical CT scanners, and three echoplanar MRI scanners. It has facilities for nuclear medicine, eight outpatient surgery suites, and three linear accelerators and two simulators for radiation therapy. Spacious, open lower floors lend efficiency to departments such as radiation oncology, radiology, and surgery -- which have significant diagnostic and treatment requirements.

The Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) is home to adult primary and specialty clinics, pediatric specialty clinics, and outpatient diagnostic and treatment facilities of the University of Chicago Medicine. It brings the knowledge and resources of the University of Chicago to the outpatient setting, including clinical trials in virtually every medical area and more research supported by National Institutes of Health funding than anyplace else in Illinois.

Putting the Patient First

The DCAM is designed with the patient's best interests in mind. Physician offices are conveniently located next to related diagnostic and treatment services, enabling patients to receive care for all related medical conditions within the same area of the building. Lab testing services are available on several floors. Upper floors are designed around a central atrium -- which begins at the fourth level and helps patients and visitors orient themselves within the facility.

The DCAM offers valet parking and an adjacent parking garage connected by a skybridge. Registration is available on the second floor for those entering through the parking garage and on the first floor for those entering from valet parking or the front doors. A single, conveniently located bank of elevators in the center takes patients to their appointments.