Cardiac MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Heart
Cardiac MRI – left: normal heart muscle, right: scarring after a heart attack
Cardiac MRI scans (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) provide a low-risk insight into the important structures and functions while having a minimal impact on your health. We do not use any X-rays or radioactive substances. A cardiac MRI scan is a viable alternative to a cardiac catheter.
Cardiac MRI scans show the heart in action, thanks to which we can make an extremely precise assessment of the wall motility, pumping power, and valve functions. With special MRI technology, we make the features of the tissues visible, from which we can, say, draw conclusions about infections of the heart muscle or a suffered heart attack.
During the examination, you are under constant observation and you have visual contact to us. Your heart rate is monitored by an ECG and the oxygen saturation is measured. In some cases, we inject a contrast agent into your arm.
The examination lasts about 40 minutes. There is no need for any special preparations beforehand nor any particular considerations following the cardiac MRI scan.