Cardiac Imaging

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Cardiac Imaging

Putting your child first with expert care and advanced cardiac imaging, including a pediatric cardiac MRI and pediatric cardiac sonographers

Cardiac imaging and testing can help your child’s care team understand, diagnose, manage and treat a wide range of pediatric heart conditions. The pediatric cardiologists, radiologists, nurses and medical team use special equipment and advanced technology to examine your child’s heart in detail, so we can provide the most accurate data and treatment possible. As the only location in North Texas to offer pediatric cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) and specialized pediatric cardiac imaging tests, we help find the answers that you and your child’s care team need.

Conditions We Treat

  • Aorto-Left Ventricular Fistula
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Aortopathy
  • Cardiac Tumors
  • Conduits, valved or nonvalved
  • Congenital Contractual Arachnodactyly (Beals-Hecht Syndrome)
  • Cyanotic Congenital Heart (all forms)
  • Double-Outlet Ventricle
  • Duchenne and Becker Dystrophinopathy
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Infundibular Right Ventricular Outflow Obstruction of Significance
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Myocarditis
  • MASS Phenotype
  • Mitral Atresia
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Vascular Obstructive Diseases
  • Single Ventricle (also called double inlet or outlet, common or primitive
  • Sinus of Valsalva Fistula/Aneurysm
  • Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect
  • Subvalvular or Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis (except HOCM)
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Patent Ductus Arteriosus

We treat all pediatric congenital and acquired heart conditions, but these are among the most common we treat.

Treatments and Services

  • Angiography
  • Fetal echocardiogram (echo)
  • Stress echo
  • Transesophageal echo (TEE)
  • Transthoracic echo (TTE)

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Creating the best plan for each patient with 2D and 3D imaging

Imaging allows care teams to understand the structure and function of a child’s heart. Now, 2D and 3D technology coupled with echocardiography, MDCT, MRI, virtual and augmented reality is offering an unprecedented view of a child’s heart.

Cardiologists, radiologists and surgeons can see and touch models of a child’s heart before surgery begins – offering a clear and reliable roadmap for surgery, leading to better care and better outcomes.

Understanding and experience that helps your child feel at ease

We perform more than 13,000 cardiac imaging tests every year and always put your child’s safety and comfort first. Our team understands that cardiac testing can sometimes be scary and overwhelming for your child, so we work closely with them to help them feel comfortable and occupied during testing, all while getting the best possible images of your child’s heart.

An accurate diagnosis that leads to tailored treatment

Our specialists use the newest, most advanced technology and have unmatched experience in reading and understanding results. Using this insight, we can help diagnose your child’s heart condition and create a tailored treatment plan. We work closely with your child’s care team to offer and perform a wide range of imaging tests, including:

The effort and dedication given by the MRI team to diagnose my daughter’s condition was amazing! They just didn’t stop when it was challenging – they kept at it until we had answers. Those answers saved her life!
Bethany, patient parent

A life-saving diagnosis

After having been diagnosed with a pulled muscle at another hospital, a single ventricular patient made her way to Children’s Health℠ with chest pain. Our cardiac imaging team quickly got to work to find the cause of the pain, and by making a few small tweaks during a cardiac MRI, captured clear images of her heart. The resulting diagnosis turned out to be much more than a pulled muscle: She had suffered a heart attack. The patient was quickly identified as a heart transplant candidate, and today she is recovering from a successful operation.

Meet the Care Team