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CMR Northwestern Course
Chicago, Illinois

The Department of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is pleased to announce a magnetic resonance training curriculum. CMR Northwestern is intended for physicians and technologists who currently have a basic proficiency in MR and/or knowledge of Cardiac MR, who wish to leverage the capabilities of their MR systems. The program incorporates didactic instruction with practical, hands-on scanning both in a simulation environment and at the scanner console. Cardiovascular imaging basics will be presented, including CMR imaging physics and protocols. Clinical applications will be emphasized through lectures reviewing cardiovascular pathology. Thirty mentored clinical cases will be presented. Participants will spend time at the imaging console with volunteers at 1.5T and 3.0T cardiovascular magnets. In addition, participants will study structural and functional cardiac MR evaluations utilizing current MR case specific applications, exploring cardiac morphology and function.

For more information, please visitour website

Contact: Julie Blaisdell



Visiting Cardiovascular MRI Fellowship

The Departments of Radiology and Cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine are currently offering one week to three month visiting fellowships in cardiovascularMRI. There are currently 15-20 cardiacMRI studies and 15-20 vascular MR studies performed weekly at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Visiting fellows will be able to observe and discuss clinical cardiovascularMRIcases as they occur. There are daily afternoon readout sessions comprised of physicians from cardiology and radiology. In addition, fellows will have access to the cardiacMRIteaching file, which may be reviewed during quiet periods. Fellows will receive structured didactic teaching on technical and clinical aspects of cardiovascularMRI. There are weekly cardiac cath conferences and monthly cardiacMRIconferences which they may attend as well. Fellows will get experience with hands-on scanning in our dedicated cardiovascularMRIresearch facility and also with the virtual scanning console. Visiting fellows are expected to keep a logbook of cases and at the end of the program will receive a letter specifying the number of cases performed and observed and the amount of time spent doing cardiovascularMRI. The visiting professorship program is open to radiologists, cardiologists and technologists wishing to gain more experience with technical and clinical aspects of cardiovascularMRI.

For more information, please visit our website (http://www.radiology.northwestern.edu/education/fellowships/visiting-mri.html)

Contact: Julie Blaisdell,julie.blaisdell@northwestern.edu, (312)695-2956

Children’s Hospital Boston

Boston, Massachusettes

Director:Ashwin Prakash, MD
Contact:Ashwin Prakash, MD

Cardiovascular MR Laboratories Fellowships Program
St. Louis, Missouri

Description:Fellowship Program for Credentialing I: This one-month fellowship program is structured to familiarize participants with general topics of CMR and will be offered concurrently with the three month fellowship. Fellowship Program for Credentialing II: This program is designed for cardiologist, radiologist, or other physicians, wishing to obtain in-depth knowledge of and experience in the principles of cardiac MR, its practical implementation in a clinical environment, and reading and interpretation of CMR images. This course is offered as an extended fellowship, typically three months. *Winter/Spring Fellowship is offered in conjunction with a Biomedical Engineering course through Washington University *Summer/Fall Fellowship is offered in a compressed lecture format. Fellowship Renewal Program: This one-week intensive program helps to maintain skills through obtaining at least 20 hours of CME credits in CMR. Plus the course allows opportunities to participate as a primary interpreter of at least 50 CMR cases. This program is offered upon request.

Director Name: Samuel Wickline MD, Shelton Caruthers, PhD
Director Email:scaruthers@dom.wustl.edu
Contact:Mary Watkins, RT
Location:Washington University School of Medicine
Address:C-TRAIN, Cortex Building, Suite 101
4320 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108 USA
Contact Name:Mary Watkins RT
Contact Email:mpw@cmrl.wustl.edu

Physician Fellowship in CMR
St. Louis, Missouri

Cardiovascular MR Laboratories
Washington University School of Medicine
C-TRAIN, Cortex Building, Suite 101
4320 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108 USA
Director:Samuel A. Wickline, MD
Contact:Mary Watkins

Description:This course is designed for cardiologists, radiologists, or other physicians, wishing to obtain in-depth knowledge of and experience in the principles of cardiac MRI, its practical implementation in a clinical environment, and reading and interpretation of Cardiovascular MR images. This course is offered as an extended fellowship — typically 3 months. The number of participants is limited. Practical experience is acquired by participating in all CMR scans on our Philips Achieva 1.5T and 3T scanners , Release 2 with the full cardiovascular package, plus some research and pre-release capabilities. While much didactic experience is gained through miscellaneous lectures, the fellowship is offered in conjunction with a Biomedical Engineering course through Washington University ("Cardiovascular MRI — From Physics to Clinical Application" 502 BME).


Cardiovascular Research Foundation

New York, New York

New York, New York
Director:Steven D. Wolff , MD, PhD
Contact:Cindy R. Comeau
Tel:(212) 369-9200
Fax:(212) 369-5048

Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center

Durham, North Carolina

Directors:Robert Judd Ph.D., Raymond Kim M.D.
Contact:Mary Roberts

Oklahoma Heart Institute
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Director:Edward T. Martin, MD, FACC, FACP
Contact:Shannon P. Crane, CMP
9228 S. Mingo Rd., Ste. 200
Tulsa, OK 74133
Tel:(918) 878-2429
Fax:(918) 878-2436

University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cardiovascular Imaging Section — Department of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Director:Harold Litt
Contact:Tracy Jenkins
Tel:(215) 662-3431
Fax:(215) 662-7867
Director Email:harold.litt@uphs.upenn.edu
Contact Email:tracy.jenkins@uphs.upenn.edu

Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
Contact:Robert W. W. Biederman, MD, FACC

Cardiac MRI Level 2 Certification

Houston, TX

Description:Level 2 certification training includes didactics, clinical interpretation, and hands-on scanning in accordance with ACC/SCMR training guidelines. The training can be tailored to an individual’s needs with all 3 months done continuously, or in weekly blocks. This is designed for individuals desiring training in order to be able to perform and interpret CMR in their practice. Cost $10,000 per month, or $25,000 for individuals who register and pay for their entire training at one time.

Director Name:Dipan J Shah, MD
Director Email:djshah@houstonmethodist.org
Start: At the discretion of the trainee
End: At the discretion of the trainee
Duration: Weekly or Monthly
Phone: 713-441-3625
Location: Houston Methodist Hospital
Address: 6565 Fannin,Houston, TX 77030
Contact Name:Taloria Nottage
Contact Email:tnottage@houstonmethodist.org

University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

Departments of Radiology and Medicine
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Director:Christopher Kramer, MD
Contact:Joseph DiMaria
Tel:(434) 243-9239
Fax:(434) 982-1998

Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C.

110 Irving St., NW 4B15
Washington, D.C. 20010
Contact:Gaby Weissman M.D.


Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
Angers, France

Cardiology Department
2 rue Larrey
Angers 49033 CEDEX 01
Contact:Professor Alain Furber


Cardiac MR Group at Charite Campus Buch

Medical University of Berlin and HELIOS Clinic Berlin - Buch

: Prof. Jeanette Schulz-MengerJeanette.schulz-menger@charite.de
Mrs. Annette Koehlerannette.koehler@circle-institute.com
We are offering regular basic and advanced CMR training courses and fellow-ships since 2001. In our institution we are undertaking around 3000 clinical CMR investigations per year. All courses are delivered as part of the Charité's cardiovascular MRI training programme (UTC University Training Courses) and are organised by Circle Institute. Courses and secondments can be undertaken in either English or German as required.
We are offering:
Job shadowing for visiting physicians (1 month or 3 months)
•First passive, then active participation in clinical examinations on five days a week with at least 20 patients per week meeting all clinical indication in adult cardiology, following SCMR and ESC guidelines.
•Joint discussion of cases with experienced colleagues
•Participation in interdisciplinary discussions of selected cases in comparison to other imaging methods
•Practical training for the required analysis tools (function, perfusion, Signal intensity analysis, flow quantification)
•Structured lecture program
Curriculum of the 1-month job shadowing for visiting physicians (level I)
•Supervised interpretation incl. evaluation of at least 30 cardiac MRIs
•Independent interpretation incl. evaluation of at least 30 cardiac MRIs
This course will familiarise you with the basics of cardiovascular MRI. Level I does not yet qualify you to perform independent MRI examinations but can be credited for level II.
Curriculum of the 3-month job shadowing for visiting physicians (level II)
•Supervised interpretation incl. evaluation of at least 100 cardiac MRIs
•Independent interpretation incl. evaluation of at least 100 cardiac MRIs
The structure of the courses for obtaining the level II certificate orients itself on the specifications of the SCMR and ESC, resp and entitles you to develop your own cardiovascular examination program. Individual modules of this course can also be booked.

MRT-Zentrum am St. Gertrauden-Krankenhaus
Berlin, Germany

Director:Oliver Strohm MD
Contact:Oliver Strohm MD
Tel:0049 30 726 166 567
Fax:0049 30 726 166 577

CMR- Academy at the German Heart Institute

Berlin, Germany

Augustenburger Platz1
13353 Berlin-Germany
Director:Prof. Dr. E.Fleck
Contact Phone:0049(0)30 4502 62 80
Contact Fax:0049(0)30 4502 62 81
Contact Email:info@cmr-academy.com

Course Descriptions:

Part 1- Academy: November 6 to December 15, 2017
This level 2 fellowship covers the basics of CMR along with advanced education required to enable attendees to independently conduct standardized CMR examinations. It provides the preparation for routine clinical use of CMR with all necessary theoretical and practical background including workflow aspects. Courses are structured according to the “Level 2” - credentialing criteria. Criteria for Credentials This course fulfills the guidelines of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). More than 50 hours of CMR related coursework including - CMR physics - studies of biologic effects - instrumentation - contrast agent mechanism and studies - cardiovascular anatomy - cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology - magnetic resonance techniques and pulse sequences - CMR indications and methods of interpretation - use of stress agents - quality control Supervised interpretation of more than 250 CMR studies representing the range of abnormalities observed in practice including both cardiac and vascular studies. - Basics in physics - Anatomy of the heart - Assessment of left and right ventricular function - CMR examination under dobutamine stress - Perfusion measurements - Diagnosis of myocardial infarction - Imaging of the coronary arteries - Diagnosis of valvular heart disease - Diagnosis of neoplasia - Imaging of thoracic and peripheral vessels For more than 50 of these studies the trainee will perform the analysis and make the initial interpretation.

Part 2- Home Study: December 16 to January 29, 2018

A Home study with post processing workstations - 6 weeks case reading using an established teaching database on laptop computers (>180 state-of-the-art examinations from 2010-2016 as performed at our institution; students need to present a written full report for each case)



Cardiac Imaging at the Heart Hospital

Director: Dr. James Moon
We offer 3 and 6 month fellowships to learn hands-on training in CMR and interpretation in clinical context. A particular focus is on imaging cardiomyopathy (600 cardiomyopathy scans per year currently). Training (hands-on Siemens based, lecture based)is sufficient to obtain level 2 accreditation within 3 months. We specifically expect trainees to become very good at running the scanners, but the focus is broad on scanning, interpretation, and service delivery (eg setting up a department). There are additional opportunities and formal links for interested individuals to attend sessions in CMR in adult congenital heart disease at Great Ormond Street, cardiomyopathy clinics/multidisciplinary meetings at the Heart Hospital, and on a Philips scanner (London Chest Hospital). See the heart hospital Imaging centre website.www.thhic.com.

Please contact Dr.James Moon (course coordinator) james.moon@uclh.nhs.uk+44 2034563081

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit

Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
Contact:Dudley Pennell, MDdj.pennell@rbht.nhs.uk
Description:CMR courses start in April and October every year for level 2 credentialing. See www.rbh-cmr.org for more details. In addition, there are 1 year salaried training fellowships. Contact Prof Pennell for more details.
Tel:+44 20 7351 8810
Fax:+44 20 7351 8816

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