Cardiac MRI in Dallas
An MRI is a non-invasive medical test that allows radiologists to diagnose coronary artery disease and other heart problems. Some of the common uses of a heart MRI include:
- Evaluating symptoms of coronary artery disease, such as blood flow to the heart
- Evaluating scarring caused from a heart attack
- Diagnosing inflammatory conditions of the heart
- Diagnosing cardiovascular tumors
- Diagnosing cardiovascular infections
- Evaluating the anatomy of the heart chambers, valves and blood flow through vessels.
- Planning treatment for heart disease
How to prepare for an MRI
Most MRI exams require patients to prepare in the following ways:
- Review of medical history to notify the radiologist if a patient has serious health problems. During this time, women will need to let the radiologist know if there is a possibility they are pregnant.
- If you are claustrophobic, a mild sedative may be necessary prior to the exam
- All jewelry and metal objects need to be removed before entering the exam room
How to get results from my MRI
The team of board-certified radiologists at SWDIC in Dallas, TX will analyze the images and send a report to your primary care physician. Your primary care physician will then review the results with you. Depending on the results, a follow-up appointment may be necessary.
Schedule Your Cardiac MRI at Southwest Diagnostic Imaging in Dallas
Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center is one of the largest freestanding radiology centers in Dallas. We provide clients with a range of radiology services, including MRI exams for cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke and musculoskeletal disorders.