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 CMR Northwestern Course

Chicago, Illinois

Contact: Julie Blaisdell


Telephone: (312)695-2956

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.

 Visiting Cardiovascular MRI Fellowship

Chicago, Illinois Contact: Julie Blaisdell


Telephone: (312) 695-2956

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

 Pediatric and adult congenital cmr Fellowship Program

Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

We welcome physicians interested in training in cardiac MR in congenital/pediatric heart disease. The program here is not a structured course; it is primarily working cases in the cardiac MRI unit. We perform
4-7 CMR examinations per day, 5 day per week. It is a 3 month commitment.

Contact: Ashwin Prakash, MD- Program Director


Telephone: (617) 355-7366

Fax: (617) 739-3784

cardiovascular mr laboratories fellowship program

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Samuel Wickline MD  


Shelton Caruthers, PhD  


Contact: Mary Watkins, RT

Telephone: (314) 454-7683

Fax: (314) 454-5265

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.

For more information, visit http://ctrain.wustl.edu/ClinicalResearch/ClinicalResearch.aspx

Physician fellowship in cmr

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Director:Samuel A. Wickline, MD


Contact: Mary Watkins

Telephone: (314) 454-7683

Fax: (
314) 454-7684


Cardiovascular MR Laboratories

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).

For more information: http://ctrain.wustl.edu


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Contact: Robert W. W. Biederman, MD, FACC

Telephone: (412) 359-8009




cardiac mri level 2 certification 

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX
Contact: Dipan J Shah, MD


Telephone: (713) 441-3625

The cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) laboratory at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston, TX is one of the largest CMR programs in the United States. The laboratory is under the direction of Dr. Dipan Shah and is equiped with 3 dedicated CMR scanners (1.5T Siemens Avanto, 1.5T Siemens Aera, 3.0T Siemens Skyra-fit) and 1 additional research CMR scanner (1.5 Siemens Aera). The laboratory performs > 3000 CMR studies per year including a broad mix of viability, cardiomyopathy, stress, valvular, vascular, and congenital CMR exams on a diverse international patient population. This certification program, which can be conducted in 3 months continuously or in 3 separate monthly blocks will fulfill all requirements for Level 2 certification according to the SCMR and ACCF guidelines. After completion of this program participants will have the skills necessary to independently interpret CMR imaging studies.

Additional information can be obtained at:




Centre hospitalier universitaire

Cardiology Department
Angers, France

Contact: Professor Alain Furber

Telephone: 33.02.4135.5147

Fax: 33.02.4135.4004






cardiac mr group at charite campus buch

Medical University of Berlin and Helios Clinic
Berlin- Buch

ContactMrs. Annette Koehler


Prof. Jeanette Schulz-Menger


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.


cmr academy at the german heart institute

 Berlin, Germany

Director: Prof. Dr. E.Fleck

Telephone:0049(0)30 4502 62 80

Fax:0049(0)30 4502 62 81



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)

United kingdom


cardiac imaging at the heart hospital

London, UK Contact: Dr. James Moon, Director and course coordinator

Telephone: +44 2034563081

Fax: +44 20 7351 8816


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.

cardiovascular magnetic resonance unit

Royal Brompton Hospital, London

Contact: Dudley Pennell, MD


Telephone: +44 20 7351 8810

Fax: +44 20 7351 8816

We have 5 Siemens scanners (4 Aera 1.5T and 1 Skyra 3T) and a throughput of ~10,000 CMR patients per year. Training is fully integrated into our clinical system. CMR courses start in April and October every year for level 2 credentialing. Following these 3 months, it is possible to stay for a further 9 months to attain level 3 credentialing. Please see www.rbh-cmr.org for more details. In addition, there are 1 year salaried training fellowships which are advertised in open competition, which include full training. Contact Prof Pennell for more details.


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