Cardiac MRIs use radiofrequency waves and magnets to create detailed 3D still images and real-time videos of your heart and circulatory system. These images provide a clear view of your heart’s chambers, valves, and blood vessels in motion. Cardiac MRIs are often far superior to conventional imaging methods.
Advantages of a cardiac MRI include:
- Better for you: This painless, noninvasive procedure is faster, safer, and easier than some other imaging tests that expose you to radiation or require the use of an injectable dye.
- Fast results: You may have your results and diagnosis within 24 hours of undergoing this 45-minute procedure.
- Proven safe for heart devices: We helped spearhead the use of cardiac MRIs on select patients with mechanical circulatory support devices, such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).
- Minimally invasive procedures: Our specialists rely on cardiac MRIs to perform precise, catheter-based procedures through small incisions in your chest or side. For you, this surgical approach means less pain, a faster return to daily activities, and reduced blood loss. Learn more about minimally invasive heart surgery.