Cardiac MRI and CT - Images Diagnostic Center

Cardiac MRI

Suffering from chest pain or you have a history of cardiac disease? It’s about time to have your first cardiac MRI. A cardiac MRI (CMR) test is an evaluation of your heart using a specialized MRI machine. The test provides a very accurate assessment of your heart’s structure and function, as well as an evaluation of the status of the major blood vessels within your chest.

Common reasons to have this test:

  • To investigate further and evaluate immediately the structures around the heart.
  • To monitor heart muscle thickness and function, and heart size in conditions that require repeat interval assessments of these parameters (e.g. valve disease, cardiomyopathy, chemotherapy, etc.)
  • To assess if heart function may be improved with bypass surgery or angioplasty in patients with previous heart muscle damage (ie. from a heart attack)

Cardiac CT

Cardiac computed tomography or cardiac CT, is a painless test that uses a CT machine to take clear, detailed pictures of the heart. Doctors use this test to look for heart problems.

The machine will move around your body in a circle. It will take a picture of each part of your heart. A computer will put the pictures together to make a three-dimensional (3D) picture of the whole heart.

Images present the latest technological innovation in Multi-Slice CT, which is able to generate 128 unique slices per rotation with more detail than ever before.