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Centers offering 1-3 month Fellowships 

Allegheny General Hospital

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


Cardiac Imaging at the Heart Hospital, London
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 Imaging Training Program

Diagnosikum Berlin

Director: Christoph Tillmanns, MD


Location: Kurfürstendamm 93, 10709 Berlin, Germany


Fellowship program:
Description:This program is intended for cardiologists and radiologists wishing to gain basic or profound CMR- knowledge. We provide short term fellowships as well as 1 or 3 month fellowships (the last-mentioned 2 courses enable the fellow obtaining level 1 and levels 2 CMR competency respectively). The courses are based on the actual training guidelines but we do our best to tailor the program to the individual needs considering areas of strength and previous experience. Teaching is exclusively done on ‘one to one’ basis enabling excellent supervision and guidance.
The program comprises:

  • Hands on experience
  • Case interpretation from daily practice as well as from a well-prepared extensive teaching file of cases with frequent correlation to other imaging modalities.
  • Didactic course of CMR lectures following the SCMR Training Guidelines
    Personal post processing workstation / computer

Scanners used for cardiovascular imaging

  • Siemens Skyra 3 T: routine work
  • Siemens Avanto 1,5 T:optional, if necessary
  • Siemens Definition Dual Source


  • Center of high troughput (approx. 75 cardiac mri´s/ 5 days)
  • Mostly outpatients with indications covering the whole range of clinical settings.
  • Cardiac MRI: 15 - 18 cases / day (nearly all of them on 3T)
  • Cardiac CT (mostly coronary imaging): 3 – 4 cases/day
  • Diagnostikum Berlin as a reference site: Siemens (Cardiovascular MRI) , Circle CVI 42 (Cardiovascular post–processing software)

Special arrangements can be made to accommodate a combined CMR- & CTA- fellowship. The courses start anytime dependent on availability. Due to the fact that only up to two fellows at the same time are accepted the availability is limited. Medium of teachingEnglish or German.



Cardiac MRI Level 2 Certification

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
Location:Houston Methodist Hospital
Address:6565 Fannin,Houston, TX 77030
Contact Name:Taloria Nottage
Contact Email:tnottage@houstonmethodist.org



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

Cardiovascular MR Laboratories Fellowships Program

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

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


Centre Hospitalier Universitaire

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


Children’s Hospital Boston

Boston, MA
Director: Ashwin Prakash, MD
Contact: Ashwin Prakash, MD
Email: ashwin.prakash@cardio.chboston.org

Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center

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

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

Oklahoma Heart Institute

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

CMR Northwestern Course  

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 visit our 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 cardiovascular MRI. There are currently 15-20 cardiac MRI studies and 15-20 vascular MR studies performed weekly at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Visiting fellows will be able to observe and discuss clinical cardiovascular MRI cases as they occur.  There are daily afternoon readout sessions comprised of physicians from cardiology and radiology. In addition, fellows will have access to the cardiac MRI teaching file, which may be reviewed during quiet periods. Fellows will receive structured didactic teaching on technical and clinical aspects of cardiovascular MRI. There are weekly cardiac cath conferences and monthly cardiac MRI conferences which they may attend as well. Fellows will get experience with hands-on scanning in our dedicated cardiovascular MRI research 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 cardiovascular MRI. The visiting professorship program is open to radiologists, cardiologists and technologists wishing to gain more experience with technical and clinical aspects of cardiovascular MRI.

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

University of Pennsylvania Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship

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 


University of Virginia Health System

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


Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Winston-Salem, NC
Director:W. Gregory Hundley MD
Contact:Amy Motsinger


Medstar Washington Hospital Center

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


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