Cardiac Imaging Program
The non-invasive cardiac imaging lab at Texas Children’s Heart Center performs approximately 20,000 echocardiograms each year for infants and children with congenital or acquired heart disease and approximately 1,500 echocardiograms for adults with congenital heart disease.
The cardiac imaging lab provides transesophageal, epicardial, ICE and transthoracic echo support in the catheterization labs and operating rooms on a daily basis. Stress and 3D echocardiograms are also offered.
The main echocardiography lab consists of 10 rooms with a four-bed sedation bay and state-of-the-art physician work area that houses four reading stations. We offer this service at our main hospital facility as well as at 4 Texas Children’s Health Centers and Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.
The lab’s 15 pediatric cardiology imaging subspecialists, 20 highly trained pediatric echo sonographers, two dedicated nurses, medical assistant and support staff provide the highest quality patient care and diagnostic imaging to patients from the greater Houston area, surrounding states and around the globe.
In addition to echocardiography, the Heart Center provides cardiac MRI services and performs approximately 700 cardiac MRIs each year.