Pediatric Functional Imaging

Exercise testing is useful diagnostic and treatment tool for the assessment of the heart function in children. Exercise test imaging can be done with echocardiography or cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Children’s offers Dobutamine stress echocardiography and stress MRI. 

The tests are performed at the hospital and some regional outpatient offices. The heart rate and blood pressure are monitored as children walk/run on a treadmill. More than 300 tests are performed each year by the cardiac imaging team to evaluate children with a wide variety of cardiac problems. Children with repaired or unrepaired congenital heart disease, chest pain, irregular heart beat, asthma, fainting, obesity, high blood pressure, and poorly functioning hearts make up the majority of the tests.

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Cardiology

Children’s National Heart Institute, an international leader in comprehensive cardiac care for infants, children, and adults.

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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