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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Key Points about Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a procedure that uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to create detailed images of organs and tissues in the body.
  • The MRI is used to diagnose problems in many areas of the body.
  • What is MRI?
  • Why might my child need an MRI?
  • What are the risks of an MRI?
  • How do I help my child prepare for an MRI?
  • What happens during an MRI?
  • What happens after an MRI?
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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.

Interventional Radiology

Children’s National interventional radiologists perform a full range of minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to both diagnose and treat disease in infants, children, and adolescents.

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