Cardiac MRI


Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging of the heart is currently the most accurate and reproducible technique for imaging the heart.  CMR often called ‘Cardiac MRI’ uses radio waves rather than X-rays to scan a patient and so it is a safe and painless scan that provides unparalleled diagnostic power across the whole spectrum of heart conditions.  Testing can be carried out for coronary heart disease, inherited heart conditions (hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathies), inflammation of the heart and pericardium, heart valve disease and heart tumours.


A CMR scan will usually take between 45 minutes to 1 hour, and involves lying on a sliding table that will take you inside our scanner.  You will be asked to hold your breath intermittently throughout the scan.  Sometimes an injection of contrast dye will be used to identify scar tissue in the heart.  Our scanners are state-of-the-art, wide-bore machines which offer a comprehensive CMR imaging service, including stress testing to detect the presence of heart artery blockages/angina.


At One Ashford Hospital, Kent, we can book you in to see a specialist Urology surgeon for an initial Cardiac MRI consultation, usually within 48 hours. 


We are ideally placed to see patients living in Ashford, Kent, Maidstone, Dover, Canterbury, Folkestone and all nearby areas.

You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Cardiac MRI treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Ashford Hospital

Why One Ashford Hospital

  • Access to leading Consultants within 48 hours*
  • 0% and low interest finance options**
  • Competitive fixed-price packages
  • Modern purpose-built hospital
  • Fast access to diagnostics including CT, MRI, X-Ray and Ultrasound
  • Private, spacious, ensuite rooms
  • Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
  • Little waiting time for surgery
  • Calm, dignified experience

*Dependent on Consultant availability
**Terms and conditions apply

Contact us and find out more

Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Cardiac MRI or to book an initial consultation.

If you are based in and around Kent, Maidstone, Dover, Canterbury or Folkestone and would like to visit the One Ashford Hospital please click here

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