Computed tomography (CT) is an X-ray that produces more detailed images of internal organs than a conventional X-ray can. The CT computer displays detailed images of organs, bones, and other tissues. Computed tomographic angiography uses CT technology and three-dimensional reconstruction to produce images similar to angiograms without the need for an invasive procedure.
Children’s pediatric-trained radiologists work in concert with cardiologists to the tests. Imaging expert and pediatric cardiologist, Kelly Gleason Han, MD, is one of a handful of cardiologists in the U.S. with a specialty in cardiac imaging, earned through a two-year, advanced imaging fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Team members’ expertise and training means tests can be obtained quickly (reducing the need for children to be still for prolonged periods) and be performed using less radiation.
For more information on these services or for a cardiac-related referral or consultation, please call Children’s Heart Clinic at 1-800-938-0301.