Also known as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or nuclear magnetic resonance.
A cardiac MRI is a painless imaging test that uses radio waves, magnets, and a computer to create detailed pictures of your heart. Cardiac MRI can provide detailed information on the type and severity of heart disease to help your doctor decide the best way to treat heart problems such as
coronary heart disease,
heart valve problems, pericarditis, cardiac tumors, or damage from a
heart attack. Cardiac MRI can help explain results from other imaging tests such as chest X-rays and chest CT scans.
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The physicians at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano collaborate with your health care provider to share information about your results and work with you and your physician to provide appropriate treatment.
The Heart Hospital features a dedicated cardiac MRI scanner that produces detailed images of the beating heart and blood vessels at any angle. In addition to precise imaging, the 1.5 Tesla scanner offers comfort, precision, and quick scans for our guests. The extra-large opening in the scanner gives our guests "breathing room" so they don't feel confined. Quicker scanning time means that our guests are in and out quickly.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Health Care System.