Heart Institute Encyclopedia

Pediatric Cardiac MRI

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer to acquire pictures of just about any body part, including the heart. MRI studies use no radiation.

Cardiac MRIs are performed on MRI machines equipped with special software and cardiac specific equipment. Four of our MRI machines are equipped for cardiac studies.  All types of cardiac studies can be done at our Burnet Campus. Several types of cardiac scans can be done at our Liberty Campus

A parent or legal guardian needs to be present to sign a consent form to treat the patient. This is signed when the patient is registered.

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Reasons for a Cardiac MRI

Details of Cardiac MRI Procedure

Before the Cardiac MRI Scan

During the Cardiac MRI Scan

After the Cardiac MRI Scan


Last Updated: 07/2013