What is Cardiac MRI?
Cardiac MRI generates high-quality images of the heart using a powerful magnet, radio waves and antennas. No radiation is used to take these pictures.
Cardiac MRI images provide exact anatomical information about your heart. These detailed images can help your doctor identify anything that may be unusual about your heart’s structure or interfering with its work.
Some cardiac MRI images show the heart as it moves, similar to brief movies. These provide very detailed, accurate evaluations of how well the heart is doing its work.
What is MRA?
When applied to the blood vessels, MRI is also called MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography). MRA can generate comprehensive images of blood vessels throughout the body.
Cardiac and MRA scans can evaluate how well blood is flowing through specific arteries and/or veins, and various conditions which affect blood flow.