Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging, employing magnetic field, radio waves and computer technologies, is used to visualize detailed internal structure of human body.

MRI is able to generate multiple cross-sectional images with far better soft tissue contrast resolution. MRI uses no ionizing radiation and is believed to be harmless to patient. Cardiac MRI can provide a thorough exam of the structure and function of the heart and the condition of cardiac embolism. In addition, MRI can detect congenital heart disease, acute aortic rupture, cardiac tumor, etc.

Patients with ferromagnetic implants such as metallic vascular clips, pacemakers, or metal fragments in their eyes should always present complete information about all implants to the doctors before entering the room for the MRI scan.