Heart MRI

Alternative Names

Magnetic resonance imaging – cardiac; Magnetic resonance imaging – heart; Nuclear magnetic resonance – cardiac; NMR – cardiac; MRI of the heart

Definition of Heart MRI

Heart (MRI) is a imaging method that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the heart. It does not use radiation (x-rays).

Review

Issam Mikati, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Director, Northwestern Clinic Echocardiography Lab, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/22/2010

Heart, section through the middle
Heart, front view
MRI scans

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