Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Heart
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. Cardiac MRI may be performed before surgery or a cardiac procedure such as a pacemaker placement. Spectrum Health’s Meijer Heart Center is one of two hospitals in Michigan offering advanced congenital heart disease imaging using this technology.
Complex and hard-to-uncover heart diseases can be diagnosed with the advanced image technique of the cardiac MRI. MRI of the heart may be performed if symptoms suggest the following:
- Cardiac tumor
- Complex congenital heart disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Inherited heart disease
- Valvular heart disease
Our office will assist in scheduling appointments for tests ordered by your doctor. For more information, call 616.391-1812.