July 2016

JCMR Impact Factor Reaches a New High

The Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR) , the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), has achieved a significant increase in its Impact Factor, a key indicator of the influence and scientific value of the journal. According to the 2015 ISI Journal Citation Reports, the Impact Factor for JCMR jumped to 5.752 -an increase of 21 percent over the 2014 impact factor of 4.719, and the highest Impact Factor in the journal's history. This ranks JCMR 4th out of 124 journals in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging category.


T1 and T2 Mapping CMR Imagining Techniques Detect Unapparent Myocardial Injury

This study evaluated the ability of T1 and T2 mapping 
cardiovascular   magnetic resonance  (CMR) to detect myocardial injury in apparently normal myocardium of patients with myocarditis. Read full article >>

Crowdsourcing Innovation in Cardiovascular Imaging

The ACC recently partnered with Booz Allen Hamilton and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), to put data science to work in the cardiology field in the 2015 Data Science Bowl - a competition that uses data science for social good. Prem Soman, MD, FACC, immediate past chair of ACC's Imaging Section, and Victor Ferrari, MD, FACC, current chair of the Imaging Section and Immediate Past President of SCMR, sat down with Cardiology to explain the impact of the results of the Data Science Bowl.  Read full article >>


SCMR Leadership Revises Society Mission Statement

The SCMR Board of Trustees recently met in Munich, Germany for the Mid-Year Board Meeting. One of the outcomes of the meeting was the development of a revised mission statement for SCMR, "To improve cardiovascular health by advancing the field of CMR." Easy to remember and understand, the mission is the reason the SCMR exists, and will help guide our decision-making. Many other new ideas came out of the meeting, which you will be hearing about soon. Visit the SCMR Facebook page to tell us what you think.


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To Improve Cardiovascular Health by Advancing the Field of CMR