Heart & Vascular

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:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmia 
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiac tumor
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • 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.

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