Children's and the NIH have created a state-of-the-art cardiac imaging and intervention site dedicated to finding better methods for children.
Detailed images of your child’s heart help us provide an accurate diagnosis so we can create a personalized, effective treatment plan. At Children’s National, our cardiac imaging specialists combine advanced techniques with a warm, child-centered approach. Caring for children is not one of the things we do. It’s all we do.
At Children’s National, our heart specialists work together to make sure your child gets the right test, at the time right, so we can make the right diagnosis.
We provide imaging services that are:
The goal of cardiac imaging is to get detailed images of your child’s heart structure and function. These images help us pinpoint exactly what and where the problem is. One of the most common imaging procedures is an echocardiogram, or echo.
An echo uses sound waves to create a moving picture of your child’s heart. There are several types of echocardiography tests:
Other imaging procedures we may perform include:
Telemedicine uses communication technology to help patients from all over, even if they are not at our hospital. Our specialists are nationally and internationally recognized pediatric heart experts, offering advice, guidance and diagnosis to patients, no matter where they are. We offer 24/7 imaging services to many hospitals in the region. How telemedicine works:
"The world of congenital heart defects is scary, but to know that there are people like those at Children's National to help guide you along the way is very comforting."
Fetal and Pediatric Cardiologist
Cardiologist Dr. Andrea Beaton discusses her work with SToP RHD Uganda, an early intervention program for children with rheumatic heart disease in Uganda, in a Huffington Post blog.
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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.
Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.
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