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Cardiac MRI

This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  2. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

Overview


What is Cardiac MRI?

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique used to get detailed images of body parts. It gets clear images of the heart, arteries, and veins. It is used to diagnose various heart ailments and blood flow through the arteries.

For this test, the patient is made to wear loose clothes and remove any metallic items. The patient is then made to lie on a movable table that enters into an MRI machine. The MRI machine scans the required organs, and when the image is achieved, the patient is removed from the MRI machine. The doctor studies the images obtained and devices the future treatment. People having chronic kidney ailments and pregnant women must disclose their conditions to the doctor beforehand.

Why is Cardiac MRI done?

  1. • To diagnose any suspected underlying coronary artery diseases • To diagnose cardiovascular diseases like infections, inflammations and tumors of the cardiac tissue • To guide and monitor progress of treatment of various cardiovascular diseases. • To understand and guide the treatment of congenital heart diseases

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