Cardiac Imaging

Children's is a national leader in congenital heart disease imaging. The pediatric echocardiography laboratory performs approximately 14,000 studies annually.

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

Cardiac MRI

Learn how we’re working with the National Institutes of Health to reduce or eliminate radiation exposure using advanced cardiac MRI technology.

Functional Imaging

Exercise testing is useful diagnostic and treatment tool for the assessment of the heart function in children.

Intraoperative CT imaging

Our orthopaedic experts use intraoperative CT imaging to provide a safe, effective orthopaedic surgery.

Pediatric MRI

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.


A biopsy is a procedure in which doctors guide hollow needles into the body toward an area of interest and remove a portion (specimen) within the needle so that a pathologist can analyze it under the microscope.

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.

Central Line

A central line can be placed for many reasons ranging from administration of antibiotics or chemotherapy to performing dialysis or pheresis, which are different ways to filter the blood. Learn more about central lines.


Learn how we use cholecystostomy to treat infected gallbladders.