We have developed an MRI compatible Langendorff perfused beating isolated porcine heart model. Hearts are harvested and transported to a remote imaging centre, avoiding the need for onsite pre-clinical facilities. The model allows comparison of beating and arrested data in equivalent cardiac states. We performed cine imaging, parametric mapping and diffusion tensor cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the beating and arrested hearts. After MRI, co-localised 3D histology is performed.