MRIs to screens kids for heart transplant trouble

A non-invasive imaging technique may help determine whether children who have had heart transplants are showing early signs of rejection.

MRIs could be used instead of angiograms to screen children who have had heart transplants and need to have their arteries monitored on a regular basis.

This technique will help to monitor the progress of coronary artery disease in transplant patients and will be especially beneficial for children who have undergone so many operations that doctors have lost access to their major blood vessels and cannot insert catheters.

Read more at Washington University, St Louis