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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Chest


A magnetic resonance imaging scan is also called an MRI. It uses magnetic fields and radio waves to take pictures of the inside of your body. A chest MRI is done to see blood vessels, tissue, and bones in your chest. It will also show organs, such as your heart and lungs.


Follow up with your primary healthcare provider (PHP) or specialist as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your PHP or specialist if:

  • You are not able to hear as well as you could before the MRI.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Return to the emergency department if:

  • You have a medical device that has stopped working or is not working as it did before the MRI.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Learn more about Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Chest (Aftercare Instructions)

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