Cardiac MRI Scan

Full Insight Into Your Heart Health


Private cardiac MRI Scan

We offer cardiac MRI scans with reports returned from highly experienced Cardiac Consultant Radiologists within 3 working days. A cardiac MRI scan allows cardiologists to view exceptionally detailed images of your internal organs, including your heart structure and blood vessels.

A cardiac MRI scan helps to see how your heart is functioning and will assist your doctor in gaining a better understanding of any medical problems. Doctors can assess cardiac function and heart muscle scarring.

A cardiac MRI scan can be used to diagnose several heart problems, such as congenital heart disease, heart valve disease, and cardiac tumours. The images will assist in determining the best possible treatment options for people with heart problems.

You can self-refer for a Cardiac MRI scan and book online within minutes. Simply click here.


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From only £750

A fixed price per appointment.



Conveniently Located

Our Cardiac MRI clinics are based in Waterloo, HolbornBristol, CardiffCoventry, CroydonEast Surrey and LeedsMerseysideNottingham and Birmingham.



Fast Access Appointments

Quick access with convenient appointments.

What is a cardiac MRI scan?

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It allows you to take pictures of your body by using a strong magnetic field and radio frequency pulses. A cardiac MRI scan produces images of the heart muscle and valves and is used to assess both its structure and function.

A cardiac MRI is used to diagnose a wide range of heart conditions, including congenital heart disease, heart valve disease, and cardiac tumours. MRI scanning is widely performed, and unlike X-Ray does not use ionising radiation and therefore is not harmful.

What can a Cardiac MRI scan show?

  • Assess the structure and function of your heart chambers, valves, and major blood vessels.
  • Diagnose cardiovascular problems such as cancers, tumours and inflammatory conditions. 
  • Detect the blockage of blood vessels 

Image slices are taken during the scan while the MRI moves across three planes:

  • Sagittal - From side to side
  • Axial - From top to bottom
  • Coronal - From front to back

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What can a Cardiac MRI scan diagnose?

A cardiac MRI scan can diagnose a variety of conditions related to the heart, including:

  • Heart valve abnormalities

  • Congenital heart disease (CHD) or congenital heart defects

  • Cardiomyopathy (enlarged or thickened heart muscle)

  • Cardiac tumours or masses in the heart

Direct insight into your heart

Get full insight into the inside of your heart. Receive an expert diagnosis and evaluation of any cardiac abnormality, including those involving your heart muscle.

Price from only £750

Vista Health offer cardiac MRI scans at convenient locations across the UK. The scan uses a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner which provides high-resolution images.

Your results are always included in the price and your report will be completed by a specialist consultant radiologist and returned to your referrer or GP within 3 working days from your scan date.


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Routine cardiac MRI
Routine cardiac MRI (with contrast)

The scan covers the structure, function and viability of the heart.

*All scans include a full written report and scan images*

Online Imaging

View, share and download your images online

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With our Patient Image Portal, you can:

- View, share and download your images on your laptop, tablet or mobile.
- Instantly share your images with a medical professional.
- Have full access to your images for 90 days.
- Eliminate the need for CDs.
Remember also, that your diagnostic report will be completed by a specialist consultant radiologist, and returned to your referrer or GP within 3 working days of your scan time.


Why would you need a cardiac MRI scan?

Throughout your referral pathway, our friendly and knowledgeable team will determine whether a cardiac MRI scan is the right course of action for you. If you suffer with any of the following a cardiac MRI may be the best way to diagnose an illness and ensure you then receive the best care possible. 



To determine the cause of pressure or chest pain affected by angina, pericarditis, or a heart attack. Contact us via the form below to get advice.

Heart conditions

A cardiac MRI scan can be used to detect a wide range of heart conditions such as arrhythmia or congenital heart disease. 

Heart health

To observe heart health when a patient has other disorders such as high blood pressure, high cholestrol or a history of heart disease in the family.

Health and wellbeing

Are you concerned about your heart health or are interested to learn more about your body? A cardiac MRI scan can provide peace of mind and reassurance.


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Frequently asked questions

What does a cardiac MRI scan diagnose?

A cardiac MRI scan is used to diagnose a wide range of heart conditions, including congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy and heart valve disease.

How much does a cardiac MRI scan cost?

At Vista Health, a cardiac MRI scan costs £750 and assesses the structure, function and viability of the heart.

How can I book an appointment for a cardiac MRI scan?

You must have a referral form or letter from a GP or clinician, including an NHS GP or a Cardiologist.

How long does a cardiac MRI scan take?

A cardiac MRI scan takes around 45 minutes.

Who carries out a cardiac MRI scan?

All our radiographers have the highest expertise and provide the highest quality of care. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we want you to be in control of your health.

What type of scanner is used for a cardiac MRI scan?

Cardiac MRI scans are carried out on a 1.5 Tesla scanner.


We understand that you may wish to discuss this with a family member or a friend before booking an appointment, so we have put together a ​​printable cardiac MRI summary sheet for your convenience.

Download cardiac MRI Summary (PDF)

If you do not have Adobe PDF reader installed then you can download it here.
Vista Health clinic locations

Convenient locations in London and across the UK

Vista Health is a leading UK healthcare specialist provider specialising in diagnostic services for the private healthcare market. Helping clinicians and patients to start the health journey sooner.


Interested in a cardiac MRI scan?

Please contact us via the form below, or alternatively call us and speak directly to one of our experienced staff.  We are here to help.





Contact details

Tel: 0330 057 5167
Fax: 0333 200 2065

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Patient care address

Vista Health
Patient Referral Centre
Sandbrook House
Sandbrook Park
OL11 1RY


Appointment bookings

Tel: 0330 057 5167
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday: 9am to 1pm



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