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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.

Contact: Julie Blaisdell     julie.blaisdell@northwestern.edu

Telephone: (312)695-2956

For more information, please visit our website.

 Visiting Cardiovascular MRI Fellowship

Chicago, Illinois

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.

Contact: Julie Blaisdell     julie.blaisdell@northwestern.edu

Telephone: (312) 695-2956

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      ashwin.prakash@cardio.chboston.org

Telephone: (617) 355-7366

Fax: (617) 739-3784


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Cardiac MRI Program (structured in conjunction with Weill Cornell Medical College) is offering a 1-year fellowship in cardiovascular MRI/CT (beginning July 2018).

Clinical: Training encompasses a broad array of cardiac MRI applications within a high volume academic setting, including stress perfusion, congenital, and heart failure related imaging. In addition to focused training in cardio-oncology (i.e. masses, cardiomyopathies, and cancer-associated valve disease), trainees will obtain in depth exposure to general cardiac MRI applications as offered via both MSKCC and Cornell related training activities. Clinical volume exceeds advanced (level III) training requirements. Weekly didactic instruction in MRI physics, pulse sequence design, scanner interfaces, and protocol optimization is provided to augment applied training as provided during clinical and research scanning. Programmatic resources include 1.5 and 3.0T scanners (GE, Siemens), including clinical and dedicated research scanners.

Research: Opportunities entail NIH, foundation, and industry funded translational studies as well as technical initiatives related to pulse sequence development and optimization, and computational modeling/post processing algorithms. Training in clinical and translational research techniques will be provided in partnership with faculty in cardiology, radiology, physics, and biomedical engineering, with opportunities for multiple publications. Our team has an established track record of fellow academic productivity and productive career development, with mentorship by a collaborative team of cardiologists, radiologists, and biomedical engineering faculty members. Funding will be provided to present research (accepted abstracts) at approved extramural conferences, as well as to support intramural training via CTSC. Prior trainees have been highly productive, as evidenced by first author abstract presentations at leading conferences (e.g. SCMR) as well as authorship of manuscripts in high impact journals.

 Additional Training: Adjunctive training in cardiac CT is provided as part of the fellowship. There is adequate clinical volume and didactic instruction to fulfill advanced (level III) CT training requirements. 

Contact: Jonathan W. Weinsaft, M.D.    jww2001@med.cornell.edu

Tel: 212-746-2627



Duke Cardiovascular MR Center
Durham, North Carolina

The DCMRC offers on-site training for physicians and technologists interested in cardiovascular MRI. We offer Level 1 and Level 2 certification training which includes didactics, clinical interpretation, and hands-on scanning in accordance with ACC/SCMR training guidelines. The training is based on the SCMR guidelines and tailor the program to the trainee’s individual needs and educational goals.

Contact: Michele Parker   michele.parker@duke.edu

Director: Raymond Kim     raymond.kim@duke.edu

Additional information can be obtained at medicine.duke.edu/DCMRC


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Contact: Robert W. W. Biederman, MD, FACC     rbiederm@wpahs.org

Telephone: (412) 359-8009

Fax: 412-359-6358

cardiac mri level 2 certification 

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

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.

Contact: Dipan J Shah, MD     djshah@houstonmethodist.org

Telephone: (713) 441-3625

Additional information can be obtained at: https://events.houstonmethodist.org/cmri2

university of virginia visiting cmr fellowship

University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Departments of Radiology and Cardiology at the University of Virginia offer a 1-3 month long CMR mini-fellowship. Included is a 15 hour didactic lecture series including physics and clinical applications which comes with a complete syllabus, teaching file access, clinical and research case and volunteer scanning experience on 4 clinical and 2 research Siemens 1.5T and 3T scanners, daily clinical reading sessions, weekly CMR research conferences, and data analysis training.

Contact: jmd8c@virginia.edu

Director: Christopher M. Kramer MD   ckramer@virginia.edu



cardiac mr group at charite campus buch

Medical University of Berlin and Helios Clinic
Berlin- Buch

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.

ContactMrs. Annette Koehler     annette.koehler@circle-institute.com

Director: Prof. Jeanette Schulz-Menger     Jeanette.schulz-menger@charite.de


cmr academy at the german heart institute

 Berlin, Germany

Part 1- Academy
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
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)

Director: Prof. Dr. E.Fleck     info@cmr-academy.com

Telephone: 0049(0)30 4593 3320

Fax: 0049(0)30 4593 3321


5 day level 1 Compact course

German Heart Institute Berlin
Berlin, Germany

This Level I compact course covers cmr diagnostics in theory and practice in an intensive 5 day format.

Director: PD Dr. Rolf Gebker info@cmr-academy.com

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cardiovascular magnetic resonance unit

Royal Brompton Hospital, London

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.

Contact: Dudley Pennell, MD     dj.pennell@rbht.nhs.uk

Telephone: +44 20 7351 8810

Fax: +44 20 7351 8816

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