MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. An MR machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and a computer to acquire images (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. Cardiac studies can be done only at our Burnet 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.