What is the role of MRI in tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) screening?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Some pediatric cardiology centers specialize in looking after patients with tetralogy of Fallot. They recommend a baseline MRI of the the heart, even in the absence of symptoms. The results can then be used to monitor the patient for any changes every 3-7 years.


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