Find A Physician

Return to Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Overview

More on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Hospital News

Return to Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Overview

More on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Research and Clinical Trials

Return to Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Overview

More on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Clinical Services

Return to Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Overview

More on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Cardiology

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Back to the nypheart.org Home Page

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to process detailed cardiovascular images. This non-invasive, safe method scans the body to produce information of the hearts anatomy and its arteries including the aorta and the pulmonary artery.

Cardiac MRI is able to display moving images of the heart as it is beating. This innovative procedure enables the physician to detect abnormalities in the hearts chambers, irregularities in the flow of blood through the heart, and abnormalities of the cardiovascular system. This may include cardiac tumors, disease of the cardiac valves (aortic, mitral, pulmonic and tricuspid valves), cardiac hypertrophy (enlarged and thickened heart), and cardiovascular abnormalities in the chest.

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we offer state-of-the-art cardiac MR imaging that can reveal areas of heart tissue that have been damaged by myocardial infarction (heart attack) and regions that are not receiving an adequate blood supply. We are the leading university hospital for congenital heart disease and CMR, essential in diagnosing heart disease in children as well as adults.

Last Modified: 05/26/2009

Contact

Cardiology, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Directions
(212) 746-1122
Cardiology, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Directions
(646) 962-2150
  • Bookmark
  • Print


eNewsletters




Top of page