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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.


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

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.

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.

Intraoperative CT imaging

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

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.