What is a cardiac MRI?
A cardiac MRI is performed on using Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which is a safe, non-invasive test that creates detailed pictures of your organs and tissues using radio waves, magnets, and a computer. MRI does not use ionizing radiation or carry any risk of causing cancer.
Cardiac MRI captures pictures of the heart and major blood vessels that assist Imaging Central’s reporting cardiologist to identify the most appropriate treatment for your heart condition.
What can a cardiac MRI scan in Perth diagnose?
Cardiac MRI is used to diagnose and assess diseases and conditions, such as:
- Heart valve problems
- Coronary heart disease
- Damage caused by a heart attack
- Heart failure
- Cardiac tumours
- Congenital heart defects
- Pericarditis (a condition whereby the membrane, or sac, around your heart is inflamed)
What is required to prepare for the cardiac MRI?
You will need to avoid caffeine or any other stimulants from 3 pm the day prior to your exam. On the day of the exam limit the amount of fluids you drink as the exam may take an hour or so to complete and you can’t change your position once the exam has started.
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What happens during a cardiac MRI?
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To book your MRI scan in Perth at Imaging Central, simply contact our Morley clinic on 9267 6900.