Cardiac MRI is one of the most exciting and rapidly advancing imaging fields, and Cook Children's is one of a few select pediatric health care systems in the nation to offer this amazing technology to children and adults with congenital heart disease.
A cardiac MRI is a very safe advanced imaging technique that uses no radiation and is completely noninvasive, so it reduces stress on our patients. Yet, the powerful magnet and highly optimized software of cMRI enable us to capture images in great detail, even in teeny tiny hearts.
The cMRI program at Cook Children's is especially unique because we combine the very latest in this leading-edge technology with the expertise of a team led by Steve Muyskens, M.D.
A pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Muyskens also specializes in the field of pediatric cMRI. This gives the added advantage of having a highly skilled and trained team that not only know how to capture the heart in sharp detail, they know what to look for when meeting your doctor's request, assuring that your doctor receives the highest degree of accuracy available when making a diagnosis and—more importantly—better outcomes for your child.
What is a cMRI?
Who gets a cMRI?
Preparing for a cMRI
Will my child need sedation?
What happens during a cMRI?
Getting the results
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