MRI is an especially valuable tool for observing contrast between soft tissues in the body. Cardiac MRI is a non-invasive procedure that is used to evaluate the structures and function of the heart including valves, major vessels, and surrounding structures.
When is Cardiac MRI recommended?
Using MRI, your doctor can get detailed information about the size and thickness of the heart chambers, and can detect the buildup of plaque and other blockages in the blood vessels.
Cardiac MRI is also a useful tool for determining the extent of damage after a heart attack, and it is sometimes used to assess a patient's recovery following invasive treatment such as open-heart surgery or cardiac catheterization.
Learn more about what to expect during your cardiac MRI.