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
Open 7 days a week, Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center is a full-range, experienced, state-of-the-art imaging center in Dallas. Contact us today to learn more about MRI services.