Cardiac MRI is a common test. It's used to diagnose and assess many diseases and conditions, including: Coronary heart disease, Damage caused by a heart attack, Heart failure, Heart valve problems, Congenital heart defects (heart defects present at birth), Pericarditis (a condition in which the membrane, or sac, around your heart is inflamed) and Cardiac tumours.
A catheter is passed into a blood vessel and a contrast agent (X-ray dye) makes the artery or vein visible on the X-ray.
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI)
A MPI scan detects the blood supply to heart muscle, these scans are undertaken as part of our Nuclear Medicine Service. For more information on this area please click here.