From BBC News:
“Jack Walborn was born with the heart condition pulmonary valve stenosis, which reduces blood flow to the lungs.
Using MRI means patients are not exposed to radiation – particularly important for children.
The scan also provides a clearer image, and information about the body’s tissues, in real time during surgery. “
The key point is that MRI does not expose patients to radiation, and with ever-improving technology it appears using MRIs for heart procedures could become more and more common. For the full article and additional Sherman resources, see below.
Image courtesy of Flickr user @glyn_nelson. It is not a picture of Jack’s heart.