This is also an extremely exciting technique, that however does not have the glamour of cardiac CT, simply because MRI is not very good at assessing directly the coronary arteries, at the present moment.

It however is the gold standard today for the assessment of various aspects of cardiac pathology and anatomy and is also invaluable in many other areas

It is the gold standard for

  1. Volume and function assessment (ejection fraction and volumes)
  2. Viability assessment – (to assess whether it is worth treating an infarcted area)
  3. Cardiomyopathies (infiltrative and hypertrophic)
  4. Thrombus imaging

It is also extremely useful for

  1. Pericardial diseases (constrictive pericarditis and collections)
  2. Valvular diseases (especially aortic stenosis and regurgitation)
  3. Congenital anomalies (for anatomy and vascular assessment)
  4. Stress perfusion MRI (like stress thallium, to look for areas of hypoperfusion after stress), using adenosine

To look at current data and literature on cardiac MRI or to look at relevant cases, please check the blogs.

Currently, we are among only two centres in the entire country and in South Asia, with the experience and expertise to perform cardiac MRI studies. Dr. Bhavin Jankharia has level II certification recognized by the American College of Cardiology, for cardiac MRI studies.


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