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Pediatric Cardiac MRI

What You Need to Know

A magnetic resonance imaging scan of the heart, called cardiac MRI, is an important tool for diagnosing and even treating congenital heart disease. In the hybrid cardiac MRI suite at Children's National Hospital, we are able to perform MRI and a catheterization procedure at the same time. This reduces the amount of sedation your child needs.

Pediatric cardiac M R I at Children's in Washington DC, noninvasive imaging for diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is cardiac MRI?

What can my child and I expect at the Hybrid Cardiac MRI Suite at Children’s National?

Which children need Cardiac MRI?

How is cardiac MRI performed in children?

Meet the Providers Who Perform Cardiac Imaging

Departments that Offer Cardiac MRI

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Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Our pediatric heart surgery team performs twice the number of surgeries of any other hospital in the region, with some of the best outcomes in the nation.

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Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

The Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology has a team of expert physicians, board-certified pediatric radiologists, technologists, pediatric anesthesiologists and nurses, specially trained to provide pediatric radiology services for infants, children and adolescents.

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Cardiac Imaging

We have expertise in the full spectrum of cardiac imaging, including transesophageal, prenatal, 3-D, intracardiac, and stress echocardiography and cardiac MRI.

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