Advanced MRI Technology can now show detailed images of the heart. APRIL 2019 — Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images of the body. MRI has become a very valuable diagnostic tool detecting everything from cancer, heart and vascular disease, strokes, and disorders of the joints and musculoskeletal system. MRI often also allows physicians to avoid unnecessary surgery and more invasive diagnostic procedures. MRI technology produces extremely detailed images of body tissue, organs and bones without the need for radiation. A Cardiac MRI exam at Inland Imaging offers a clear window into the heart and vascular system, allowing physicians to view—with exceptional detail—the function and structure of the heart, heart chambers, valves and major vessels. This information helps physicians diagnose and treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions. For example, a Cardiac MRI may help detect and evaluate coronary artery disease or defects with the heart chambers or valves. It is also used to determine the extent of damage caused by a heart attack or progressive heart disease and to measure the buildup of plaque and blockages in the blood vessels. If you’re concerned about heart health, talk with your physician to see if the answers a Cardiac MRI will provide might be of value in determining the steps you can take to improve your overall cardiac fitness and health. News