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Welcome to this page of educational resources. Whether you are new to CMR or continuing your professional development, this page can direct you to resources to facilitate your learning.
SCMR Introductory Course in CMR
Online Course: SCMR Introductory Course in CMR: Level I Course.
When: In your own time, takes about 10 hours.
Where: online here.
Course Directors: Original course by Professor Moon, Dr Flett, Dr Cook. 2017 update
BSCMR/BSCI ‘Delivering CMR in the UK’ guidelines
This document outlines all aspects relevant to the roll-out of CMR in the UK including: estimated scan and centre numbers needed nationally, minimum equipment standards, staffing standards, minimum scan numbers per centre, staff training, governance, audit, and a voluntary system for centres to become peer-reviewed by the CMR.
CMR Pocket Guides
As the clinical indications for CMR continue to expand, these pocket guides give an overview of established normal ranges for CMR measurements, common acquisition methods and clinical indications for CMR. Typical scan protocols, tips and tricks and a guide for reporting are provided for each indication. Available here via the ESC.

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Pocket Guide by Bernhard Herzog, John Greenwood, Sven Plein, Pankaj Garg, Philip Haaf, Sebastian Onciul.
Congenital Heart Disease Pocket Guide by Bernhard Herzog, Ananth Kidambi, George Ballard.
Physics for Clinicians by David Broadbent, Ananth Kidambi, John Biglands.
Review Articles
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance physics for clinicians: part I John P Ridgway. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 201012:71

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance physics for clinicians: part II John D Biglands, Aleksandra Radjenovic and John P Ridgway.

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 201214:66.
  • King’s College London – Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance course. When: Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 November 2018. Where: King’s College London – St Thomas’ Hospital, London, SE1 7EH. Course director – Dr Amedeo Chiribiri
  • Bristol Cardiac MRI Level 1 Course. When: 16th-17th April 2018. Where: School of Biological Sciences, Bristol. Course director – Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci
  • Cardiovascular MR Manual. Plein, Sven, Greenwood, John, Ridgway, John P
  • The EACVI Textbook of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Edited by Massimo Lombardi, Sven Plein, Steffen Petersen, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Emanuela Valsangiacomo Buechel, Cristina Basso, and Victor Ferrari
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. Third edition. Warren J. Manning, Dudley J. Pennell
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Made Easy. Paperback Made Easy (Churchill Livingstone) English. Anitha Varghese , Dudley J. Pennell
  • Basic Principles of Cardiovascular MRI. Physics and Imaging Techniques Syed, Mushabbar A., Raman, Subha V., Simonetti, Orlando P. (Eds.)
cmr survey

This survey, published in 2011, was made Dr Renjith Antony in association with Dr Mark Petrie at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Glasgow and was supervised on behalf of BSCMR by Dr Gerry McCann at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The survey shows that CMR is growing rapidly in the UK with 60 active centres, 53 of which responded to the questionnaire. The vast majority of scans are still performed in a small number of high-volume centres and there are a number of smaller units undertaking less than the number (500) per annum that is recommended to maintain competence and for training purposes. There also seems to be a deficiency in formal audit processes.

The survey has also flagged up two further areas of concern: 1. training and mentoring, particularly in smaller volume centres; and 2. regional disparity of access to CMR services that will need to be addressed by the cardiovascular imaging community. The Society will play a leading role in this process working with other key stakeholders. Please find a link to the article, published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (an open-access BioMed Central journal), here.