New! Guess the Diagnosis of the Case of the Week  

A 43 year old man presented with haemoptysis and dyspnoea. 
The SCMR Case of the Week Subcommittee is introducing a new feature, "What's the diagnosis?". View the image on Twitter to guess the diagnosis. The full case will be posted to the website in one week. Check out the post now and start guessing the diagnosis. Please use #WhyCMR when guessing so everyone can view responses. If you have an interesting case you would like to share and post please contact us to learn how. 

SCMR Corporate Advisory Board to Fund Awareness Initiative 

The SCMR Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of a coalition of global industry leaders together with clinical, academic, and scientific leaders in the field of CMR. One of the goals of the CAB is to i ncrease awareness of and access to CMR by referring physicians and their patients. SCMR is excited to announce the CAB is helping fund a new large-scale PR and marketing effort to help us reach this goal. SCMR will share progress and updates with the membership. Thank you to the founding members of the CAB for your support of CMR:
  • Arterys
  • Bayer
  • Circle Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cohesic
  • GE Healthcare
  • Guerbet
  • Heart Imaging Technologies
  • Medis Medical Imaging Systems 
  • Myocardial Solutions
  • NeoSoft
  • Philips
  • Siemens Healthineers
SCMR Benefit Highlight: Letters of Certification

The SCMR verifies training based on the latest Guidelines for training in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) through our Letters of Certification program. The guidelines were designed to be internationally applicable to CMR practitioners with a variety of medical backgrounds and intended to be used by credentialing committees of healthcare facilities and agencies internationally. The SCMR Certification Committee will review your application and verify your training requirements have been fulfilled in Levels I, II or III. Demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and experience in CMR today through the official SCMR verification of your professional training. Members receive a substantial discount on application fees.

EuroCMR 2019 

The latest EuroCMR meeting,  the annual meeting on CMR of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI),  was held in Venice, Italy on May 2nd thru the 4th. View session materials and hear SCMR members Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Anish Bhuva, Chetan Shenoy, Charlotte Manisty, and John Greenwood recap key findings.

SCMR Members in the News

SCMR member and current Clinical Practice Chair, Michael Elliott, MD appeared in Endocrine Today. Dr. Elliott, the Director of Cardiovascular MRI for Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina served as the lead author in a recent paper appearing in    the American Diabetes Association journal,   Diabetes Care  titled "Prevalence and Prognosis of Unrecognized Myocardial Infarction in Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes: A Two-Center Study With Up to 5 Years of Follow-up" . The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and prognostic significance of unrecognized myocardial infarction (MI) by delayed-enhancement MRI (DE-MRI) in asymptomatic patients with diabetes.

American Heart Association Issues Scientific Statement on Management of MINOCAs  

The American Heart Association has released a Scientific Statement that covers the diagnosis and aetiology, management, and prognosis in MINOCA. The statement recommends CMR because it can confirm AMI and exclude other diagnoses.  

How Cardiac MRI Can Help Determine if Women Have Heart Disease  

Researchers have determined that coronary artery wall thickness, as documented by CMR scans, is associated with heart disease in women. The authors shared their  findings in the debut issue of  Radiology: Cardiothoracic ImagingCoronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is often used to image patients with suspected cardiovascular disease, but CCTA is not recommended for regular use just to assess a patient's risk. As the authors noted, this is where MRI has potential to make a significant impact on patient care.

JCMR Articles

Elisabeth H. M. Paiman, et al.
Published on: 16 May 2019

Rahil Shahzad, et al.
Published on: 13 May 2019

Andrea Cardona, et al.
Published on: 2 May 2019

Edyta Blaszczyk, et al.
Published on: 29 April 2019