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Discover the procedures and treatments we provide at Children's National Hospital. Providers at Children's National work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology.

Abscess Drainage

Abscess drainage is performed using imaging guidance and a minimally invasive techniques to drain infected fluid. Learn more about this procedure.


Arthrography is a type of imaging test used to look at a joint, such as the shoulder, knee or hip. Learn more about this procedure.


A biopsy is a procedure to remove a tissue sample or cells from the body. The sample is then checked under a microscope. Learn more about this procedure.

Cardiac Imaging

Learn more about different types of cardiac imaging procedures.

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

Cardiac MRI

Cardiac MRI is a noninvasive imaging procedure that uses magnetic technology, not radiation, to create detailed images of the heart. Learn more about this procedure.

Cecostomy Tube

Patients who have trouble passing along fecal content can use a cecostomy tube. Learn how a cecostomy tube is inserted and what to expect from this procedure.


A cholecystostomy is when a plastic tube is placed into the gallbladder through the skin, which allows drainage of an obstruction of infected fluid. Learn more about this treatment.

Functional Imaging

Exercise testing is useful diagnostic and treatment tool for the assessment of the heart function in children. Learn more about this procedure.

Intraoperative CT imaging

Intraoperative (“during the operation”) CT scans allow a surgical team to perform 3-D imaging during the procedure, leading to a more effective and precise surgery for your child. Learn more about this procedure.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a diagnostic procedure to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body to diagnose problems in the body. Learn more about this condition.