SCMR Introductory Course in CMR (2021)


Welcome to the SCMR Introductory Course in CMR (2021 Update)!

This course is designed to cover theory, knowledge and some of the skills required for core training in CMR. The course takes approximately 10 hours to complete and is split into 15 topics. There is a strong interactive component, with questions at the end of each topic, as well as lots of case reviews along the way.

The course is not designed to replicate the practical aspects of scan acquisition and live reporting that can only be gained from working in a CMR department. The course will, however, provide you with 10 hours of theoretical and case-based learning, and contribute 30 online cases towards level I, II or III certificate.


If you are enrolled in the course via SCMR, a certificate will be provided at the end. Non-members will need to sign-up as a guest to complete.  Registration is free to SCMR members and $100 for nonmembers.  In many cases, becoming an SCMR member will substantially offset the course registration fee.  To learn more about becoming an SCMR member visit the SCMR membership page.


Please access "Materials" to review materials for each topic. After reviewing the materials, access and complete the quiz for each topic. After completing the quiz for Chapter 15, please click "Submit Credit" to receive your certificate of achievement.

Thanks to WebPAX for providing imaging software.

Certificate of Achievement

If you have >70% in all sections, and finished the feedback, you can print out your official certificate to count towards level I, II, or III training. You can repeat sections to improve your mark. Over 80% is good; over 90% is excellent.

Credits / Acknowledgments 

1. This course was originally conceived and written by Prof James Moon, Dr Andrew Flett and Dr Christopher Cook (London/UK).

2. 2021 update was chaired by Steve Leung (University of Kentucky), and Mushabbar Syed (Loyola University).  Contributors: Keigo Kawaji (Illinois Institute of Technology), Patricia Feuchter (Stephenson Cardiac Centre), Santanu Biswas (Swedish Heart and Vascular), Prabhakar Rajiah (Mayo Clinic), Ahmed Aljizeeri (King AbdulAziz Cardiac Center), Rashid Al Umairi (The Royal Hospital), Ming-Yen Ng (The University of Hong Kong), Ganesh Adluru (University of Utah), Yang Qi (Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University), Vedant Gupta (University of Kentucky), Preeti Ramachandran (University of Kentucky), Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam (Henry Ford Health System), Anupama Rao (Rush University Medical Center), Jiwon Kim (Weill Cornell Medical College), Lakshmi Nambiar (Weill Cornell Medical College), Ahmad Masri (OHSU), and Dana Peters (Yale).

3. Content has been reviewed and endorsed by the SCMR Education Committee (Chair: Patricia Bandettini, Vice-chair: Marianna Fontana).

Course Information
Course Date:
July 07, 2021
Chapter 1: CMR safety: magnetic fields, and contraindications
Chapter 2: CMR contrast agents: mechanisms, safety, and applications
Chapter 3: Blood flow imaging and quantitative analysis of velocity-encoded images
Chapter 4: CMR of cardiovascular structure and anatomy
Chapter 5: CMR of right and left ventricular function
Chapter 6: CMR of myocardial infarction, scarring, and viability assessment
Chapter 7: CMR of myocardial fibrosis and edema
Chapter 8: CMR stress testing
Chapter 9 : CMR of vascular pathology, including aortic disease
Chapter 10: CMR of valvular heart disease
Chapter 11: CMR of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease
Chapter 12: CMR in cardiomyopathies and heart failure
Chapter 13: CMR in arrhythmia
Chapter 14: CMR of pericardial disease
Chapter 15: CMR for cardiac masses and tumors
Supplement: Basics of CMR Physics
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Certificate of Achievement
Certificate of Achievement: 10.00
Intro CMR Course
SCMR Member Price:$0.00
Non-Member Price:$100.00