Cardiac MRI

See the shape and structures of your heart with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at Montage Health.

Why do I need this test?

Your doctor may order a cardiac MRI to look for:

What to expect

Before heart MRI, you may receive an injection of a contrast dye that makes your blood vessels show up better on images. You’ll lie on a table that slides into the MRI machine so it can take pictures of your heart. The technology uses only magnets and radio waves, not radiation.

After cardiac MRI

After the test, you can return to your daily activities right away.

How to make an appointment

You’ll need a referral from your doctor or a cardiologist to get care at Tyler Heart Institute. Talk to your primary care provider, search for a cardiologist, or contact us at (831) 625-4934.

Getting test results

If you have an online MyChart account, you’ll likely see your test results in the patient portal within 24 hours. Your doctor will call to explain them and discuss next steps. Wait until you talk to your doctor before trying to understand what they mean.

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