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Children’s National Health System has been named to the prestigious Honor Roll of the U.S. News & World Report 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation. The Honor Roll features the “best of the best” hospitals for kids in the country. Additionally, Children’s National is the only pediatric hospital in the entire region of Maryland, DC, and Virginia to earn Honor Roll designation.
Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National are the first in the United States to treat osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumor that commonly occurs in children and young adults, using an experimental magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) method. Two patients, 16-year-old Alfredo and 10-year-old Niyati, have been treated successfully in a research study aimed at testing the safety and feasibility of this noninvasive and precise treatment option.Learn about this research breakthrough