MRI of the Heart
A doctor or physician may order a cardiac MRI to take pictures of the heart. An MRI is useful because it shows healthcare providers what tissue is normal, and what tissue is not. Many organs in your body can be seen during a quality MRI of the heart.
A MRI of the heart can allow evaluation of the heart chambers, valves, size, and blood flow through major vessels and surrounding structures.
A quality MRI scan can show radiologists what may be causing your signs and symptoms and it’s important that you find the best machines and radiologists possible to receive the best imaging.
Reasons for a Heart or Cardiac MRI:
A heart MRI scan may be done to check for certain cancers or other illness. The MRI may show tissue that has cancer cells and tissue that does not have cancer cells.
A heart MRI can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. An MRI scan may be used if surgery is needed to remove a growth or lump.
A MRI scan of the heart can show healthcare providers how well a treatment for a disease is working and the results of a quality MRI scan can help in the plan for the best treatment forward.
A Heart or Cardiac MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of the heart can demonstrate the cause of cardiovascular heart and blood vessel disorders.
A MRI of the heart can show tumors, growths, lumps, infections, and inflammatory conditions.
A MRI of the heart can help physicians plan for cardiovascular disorder treatments.
A cardiac MRI can diagnose and monitor disorders.
A MRI of the heart, taken after surgery, can show whether anything has changed since the surgery including postoperative scarring or infection.
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