When your doctor needs a detailed three-dimensional image of your heart in order to find the cause of a heart condition—such as plaque blocking blood flow—a cardiac MRI can help.
How it's done
A cardiac MRI is a non-invasive test that images your heart with magnets, and no X-ray exposure is involved.
Performed in a specially designed room, a cardiac MRI uses a large machine that creates a strong magnetic field. Because of this magnetic field, patients with pacemakers or other metal articles in their body cannot have MRIs.
During an MRI, you’ll lay on a table which moves within the magnetic field. Radio waves are used to create pictures of your heart and other tissue. These pictures are then examined by your doctor for any abnormalities.
Find out more
For details about cardiac MRI imaging at UR Medicine Heart & Vascular, call us at (585) 275-5351.