Cardiac MRI

SJRA Cardiac Imaging Services

What is a Cardiac MRI?

A test that produces high-quality still and moving pictures of the heart and great vessels. MRI acquires information about the heart as it is beating; creating moving images of the heart throughout its pumping cycle. This is used for analyzing heart function and anatomy. MRI uses large magnets and radio-frequency waves to produce pictures of the body’s internal structures; no x-ray exposure is involved.

What preparation is required for a Cardiac MRI?

Preparation for most MRI exams is minimal. You may be asked not to eat or drink before the exam depending upon the body area to be examined. Please wear little or no jewelry. Watches, coins and any other metallic objects will be removed before you enter the scanner. Most importantly, you must inform the staff of any metal in your body such as pacemakers, heart valves, aneurysm clips, metal fragments in your eyes, or other sources of metal. This will be reviewed in detail when you schedule your exam.

All of our centers are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.

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