The cardiac MRI program at Valley is one of only a few centers in the region using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to provide comprehensive, precise information about the structure and function of the heart.

How Cardiac MRI is Used

Cardiac MRI is used to accurately diagnose, evaluate, and determine the best treatment approaches for a number of heart conditions including:

  • Heart attack damage
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Inflammation of the heart
  • Valve leakage
  • Pericardial disease

Valley’s cardiac imaging team also performs a leading-edge, non-contrast evaluation of the thoracic aorta using MRI to monitor aortic aneurysms. Non-contrast 3D images of the aorta are created using techniques to minimize respiratory and pulsatile artifacts. 

As an additional benefit for our heart patients, Valley offers MRI services to select patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators.