MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer to acquire pictures of just about any body part, including the heart. MRI’s studies produce absolutely no radiation.
Cardiac MRIs are performed on MRI machines equipped with special software and additional equipment. At Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, four of our MRI machines are so equipped, both located at our Burnet Campus.
A parent or legal guardian needs to be present to sign a consent form to treat the patient. This is signed at the front registration desk.