Cardiac magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) scan uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the structures within the heart.
When is a Cardiac MRI indicated?
Cardiac MRI is performed to help your physician detect or monitor cardiac disease by:
- evaluating the anatomy and function of the heart chambers, heart valves, size of and blood flow through major vessels, and the surrounding structures such as the pericardium (the sac that surrounds the heart)
- diagnosing a variety of cardiovascular (heart and/or blood vessel) disorders such as tumours, infections, and inflammatory conditions
- evaluating the effects of coronary artery disease such as limited blood flow to the heart muscle and scarring within the heart muscle after a heart attack
- planning a patient’s treatment for cardiovascular disorders
- monitoring the progression of certain disorders over time
- evaluating the effects of surgical changes, especially in patients with congenital heart disease
- evaluating the anatomy of the heart and blood vessels in children and adults with congenital heart disease (heart disease present at birth)
At London Centre for Advanced Cardiology, we can offer the Cardiac Stress Perfusion and Cardiac MRI Perfusion only, with flexible appointment times and quick fast track results.
On the day of your appointment, you will be given a CD with the images of your scan. Once the images have been reviewed by a Consultant Radiologist, you will be given a full written report including any recommendations, if necessary.
Should you like to discuss your results with a specialist, we can organise a consultation immediately. The whole appointment should take no longer than an hour.
Questions? Call us on 0207 580 3145