How does cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) work?

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses radio waves and strong magnets to create images of your body tissues. Many images are created during an MRI test, each focused on a different plane or "slice" of your heart. A computer combines them to create detailed pictures or movies of your heart.

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