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What does cardiac MRI show

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Cardiac MRI: The settings are for the best views of the Cardiac region - while you may be able to see lungs etc.. it is not optimal.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Possibly: The likelihood of a young woman having blocked arteries is very small. You must be having cardiac symptoms so normal MRI may help at putting your min ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Heart function: Cardiac MRI does not directly measure heart function, but it is very good at showing anatomic abnormalities. If MRI is normal, usually the heart is fu ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Pericardial disease: Pericardial thickening & effusion (excess fluid in the sac around the heart) can be caused by a number of conditions including viral or idiopathic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Echocardiogram: The data obtained by echo and MRI is obtained in different way and each has its own sensitivity and specificity for various data. Without knowing more ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
YES!!: A cardiac MRA was designed to show if there are "blocked" arteries... And it is never a replacement for an Angiogram
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac CT: Angiography would be the best noninvasive way to assess.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Aneurysm: A cardiac mri can diagnose a thoracic aneurysm and a dissection. The ordering physician should help the radiologist by providing accurate clinical inf ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Cardiac MRA/MRI: Yes it will show the blood vessels and show the blockage but if seen on mra the blckage, you will still need angiography for angioplasty or stent plac ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Nuclear: Mpi is a nuclear medicine study where a radioactive tracer is given which the heart muscle uptakes and then images are obtained. This could be done wi ... Read More
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