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SCCA MRI at South Lake Union

The MRI at SCCA South Lake Union Clinic provides MRI imaging for adult patients of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). The MRI clinic is located in our Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology) department on the second floor of the clinic building. 

Main entrance to clinic is located at:
1354 Aloha Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Business address is:
825 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98109

Phone: 1 (855) 557-0555

Imaging In medicine, a process that makes pictures of areas inside the body. Imaging uses methods such as X-rays (high-energy radiation), ultrasound (high-energy sound waves) and radio waves. Magnetic resonance imaging A procedure in which radio waves and a powerful magnet linked to a computer are used to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. A procedure in which radio waves and a powerful magnet linked to a computer are used to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. These pictures can show the difference between normal and diseased tissue. MRI makes better images of organs and soft tissue than other scanning techniques, such as computed tomography (CT) or X-ray. MRI is especially useful for imaging the brain, the spine, the soft tissue of joints and the inside of bones.
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Important notices

Appointment information

MRI scans may be scheduled at either MRI at SCCA South Lake Union Clinic or SCCA MRI at Valley Street. Please check your appointment details to ensure you go to the MRI location where your visit is scheduled.

COVID-19 information

Our patients' health and safety are our top priorities. We have updated information on COVID-19 as it relates to our clinics and community. Learn More

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Directions from freeways

From I-5

  • Take exit 167, Mercer St./Seattle Center. (If you are northbound on I-5, you will exit I-5 from the far left lane. If you are southbound, you will exit I-5 from the far right lane.)
  • As you exit, move to the far right lane.
  • Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Fairview Ave. N.
  • Veer right at the light, staying on Fairview Ave. N. (Do not turn right onto Valley St.) Travel one block to Aloha St.
  • Turn right onto Aloha St., and travel two blocks to the SCCA clinic. The clinic is on your right.
  • The underground parking garage entrance is just before the clinic circle driveway, between Yale Ave. N. and Eastlake Ave. E.

From the east via 520

  • Take 520 west.
  • Exit onto I-5 south.
  • Follow the directions above from I-5.

From the east via I-90

  • Take I-90 west.
  • Exit onto I-5 north.
  • Follow the directions above from I-5.

Driving directions (PDF)

Directions from UWMC
  • Head west on NE Pacific St. (This is the street that runs in front of UWMC. UWMC is located at 1959 NE Pacific St.)
  • Turn right onto 15th Ave. NE.
  • Turn left onto NE Campus Pkwy.
  • Veer left on NE Campus Pkwy, pass through the tunnel, and cross the University Bridge. At this point, the street you are on becomes Eastlake Ave. E.
  • Follow Eastlake Ave. E to Aloha Street. (Do not bear right at Fairview Ave. N.)
  • Turn right onto Aloha St. The SCCA clinic is on your left.
  • The SCCA clinic parking garage entrance is located on the left.

Patients and their visitors may park in the SCCA clinic underground parking garage. The parking fee is no more than $4 per day. Parking fees are pro-rated for shorter visits to the clinic. The parking garage is free on the weekends. Metered street parking is also available in the area, which is free after 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and all day Sunday.

The SCCA and the University of Washington Medical Center Garages (Surgery Pavilion and Triangle) offer same-day reciprocal parking. Bring your receipt from a participating garage to your next appointment that day and it will be honored.

Bike parking

You can park your bicycle on Level A of the parking garage and by the front entrance of the clinic. Remember to bring a lock to secure your bike.

Optional patient valet parking program

To help improve your parking experience, SCCA will partner with Prime Parking Systems, an experienced, contracted valet company, to offer a new valet program beginning July 1, 2020. 

Read the FAQ (PDF)


Temporary closures: Guest Services and the Gift shop are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 safety precautions. 

  • Reception desk: Staff members at the reception desk in the main lobby can be reached at (206) 606-1000.
  • Guest Services (temporarily closed due to COVID precautions): Located in the main lobby, Guest Services volunteers provide information on local community and recreational activities, including donated tickets for Seattle attractions and special events. They also can escort wheelchairs, call cabs, and give directions. Services are available from 8 am until 4 pm Monday through Friday and can be reached at (206) 606-6701.
  • Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the clinic, including patient rooms and visitor waiting areas. It works with most wireless-equipped computing devices. After enabling the wireless feature on your device, connect to the “SCCA Guest Wireless Network.” Once you are connected, open your web browser. When you first try to navigate to a website, you will be redirected to a page explaining terms of acceptable use. If you click "I Accept" at the bottom of the page, your browser will automatically show the SCCA homepage. As with most public wireless hot spots, the SCCA Guest Wireless is not secure.
  • Café: The Red Brick Bistro is located on the second floor, the bistro offers daily specials, a variety of fruits, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and espresso drinks. Many food items are "patient friendly" and may be helpful for some restricted diets. The Red Brick Bistro is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. View menu.
  • Play room: The play room is a waiting area designed for children ages 10 and under, located on the fifth floor. It’s open Monday through Friday during clinic hours. The play room is not supervised by SCCA staff. For more information, call the Child Life specialist at (206) 606-7621.
  • Gift shop (temporarily closed due to COVID precautions): The gift shop is in the main lobby and carries a variety of merchandise for patients and families. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Reach the gift shop at (206) 606-8270.
Shuttle and transit
  • SCCA free shuttle: Our shuttle runs between SCCA South Lake Union and UW Medical Center, Seattle Children's, Pete Gross House and the SCCA House. 
  • Bus: The King County Metro bus route near the clinic is route 70. This bus stops on Fairview Avenue N. and runs between downtown Seattle and the University District. View alternative routes that may be convenient for you on Metro's website.
    Metro website 
  • Seattle Streetcar: The South Lake Union Streetcar operates between downtown and SCCA South Lake Union. 
    Streetcar website
  • Other transportation options and info: Learn about convenient ways to get to and from the airport, including SCCA Volunteer Services Transportation Program, as well as info on taxis and shuttles. 
SCCA South Lake Union clinic expansion

SCCA is expanding its South Lake Union clinic to better serve patients and their families while enhancing the way cancer is treated. More information will be provided as the project progresses.

Learn more about clinic expansion project