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Cardiac MRI

Cardiac MRI departmentMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a scanning method to look inside the body without using x-rays. The scanner is a large cylindrical magnet which is open at both ends. It uses a strong magnetic field, radio frequency waves and a computer to build up very detailed images/pictures of the body. The images are then displayed on the computer screens in the scanning control room.

We acquire numerous images from several different angles of the heart and heart vessels. We can also see how the heart is functioning and how blood is moving through the valves and vessels by taking moving images of the heart.

It is important for patients to let clinical teams know if they have any metallic implants.

Useful information

Cardiac MRI patient information leaflet