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CMR Tests for Chest Pain and Cardiac Screening (SCMR)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 08/26/2015
CMR is a test that takes pictures of your heart and blood vessels, a kind of MRI. Doctors use it to look for heart disease or to see how well the heart is working. But CMR may not be the best test for you. It may not give enough information; some simpler tests may work as well; and the test has some risks.