2023 CMR Board Exam Review Course

2023 CMR Board Exam Review Course


Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

CMR Board Exam Review Course                                   

Meeting Dates Live: 1-2 April 2023

Location – Online/Enduring Material

Format: On Demand – Enduring Material

Activity Description:

It is important for CMR practitioners to have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare patients for CMR studies, select appropriate protocols, conduct CMR studies in a spectrum of scenarios, post-process the images and interpret the results for clinical decision-making. Having this knowledge can ultimately allow the practitioner to pass the newly introduced Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CBCMR).

The CMR Certification Examination Preparatory Course organized by SCMR, is intended to align to the objectives for a new physician certification in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) launched by the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™).


The Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CBCMR) examination assesses candidates on their knowledge and competence in preparing patients for CMR studies, selecting appropriate protocols, conducting CMR studies in a spectrum of scenarios and interpreting the results, and performing post-processing tasks.

Learning Objectives:

After completing the CME activity, the learner will be better prepared to successfully pass the CBCMR Exam, through a better understanding of:

- Selecting and performing appropriate protocols for specific clinical scenarios

- Performing CMR exams

- Interpreting normal and abnormal CMR exams: anatomy, function, and physiology

- Interpreting ischemic and nonischemic heart disease CMR Exams

- Interpreting additional CMR exams including cardiac masses, congenital heart disease, and vascular disease

- Supervising and/or performing post processing tasks.

Designed to Change Statement

This CME activity is designed for learners to demonstrate their competence in applying CMR standards and techniques for clinical practice through successful certification.

Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support

No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Support

No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory Completion

Instructions for Claiming CME

  • Attend the sessions in full for which credit is sought
  • Complete the post-activity evaluation (link to be shared with learners once the course is completed.
  • A certificate of completion will be available once the evaluation is submitted

Accreditation Statement

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SCMR designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

In compliance for the ACCME updated guidelines Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, the following planners, moderators, and faculty who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity have disclosed the following financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies. All financial relationships have been mitigated through peer review of content, and all potential COI has been resolved.

Last Name/First Name


Financial Relationships

Jacob, Ron


Circle Cardiovascular Imaging, Advisory Board, ongoing

Peterson, Steffen


Circle Cardiovascular Imagining, Consultancy, (ongoing); Circle Cardiovascular Imaging, Private Stocks – Sold

Mukai, Kanae


Cannon Medical Systems, Speaker, Circle Cardiovascular Imaging, Advisory Board, (ongoing)

Kramer, Christopher


Bristol Meyers Squibb, Research grant, Consultant, Speaker’s Bureau (ongoing); Cytokinetics, Research grant, Consultant; Eli Lilly, Research grant, Consultant (ongoing); Xencor, Consultant (ongoing)

Piechnik, Stephan

Content Developer/Presenter

Oxford University, Patent Authorship Rights

Masci, Pier Giorgio

Content Planner/Chair

Perspectum Diagnostic, consultancy (ongoing)

Ng, Ming-Yen

Content Developer/Presenter

Circle Cardiovascular Imagining, grant (ongoing); GE, Grant (ongoing), Arterys, Grant (ongoing); TeraRecon, Grant (ongoing); Bayer, Grant (ongoing)

Friedrich, Matthias


Circle Cardiovascular Imagining, Private Stock Ownership (ongoing; Area19 Medical, Inc., Advisory Board, Private Stock Ownership,


The following presenter will be discussing off label use of a medical device: Stefan Piechnik: CMR Mapping Techniques

Course Information
Course Date:
April 01, 2023
Session 1: Basics of MRI
  • Basic MRI Physics

  • Basic Pulse Sequences for MR Imaging

  • Principles of Fast Imaging

  • MRI Safety

  • CMR and Devices - Patient Preparation, Safety and Artifacts

Speaker Information
Vanessa Ferreira MD   [ view bio ]
Peter Kellman PhD  [ view bio ]
Chrisptopher Macgowan  [ view bio ]
Charlotte Manisty MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Vanessa Orchard MSc  [ view bio ]
Kevin Steel DO, FSCMR  [ view bio ]
Damian Tyler PhD  [ view bio ]
Session 2: Select and Perform Patient-Specific Protocols
  • Cine Imaging
  • LGE Imaging
  • CMR Stress Perfusion Imaging
  • CMR for Flow Quantification
  • Optimizing Image Quality and Troubleshooting
  • Recognizing and Minimizing Common Artifacts
Speaker Information
Alison Fletcher FSCMR  [ view bio ]
Dinesh Kalra MD, FSCMR  [ view bio ]
Steve Leung MD, FSCMR  [ view bio ]
Saul G. Myerson MD  [ view bio ]
Kevin Steel DO, FSCMR  [ view bio ]
Session 3: Interpret CMR Exams: Ischemic and Nonischemic Heart Disease


  • T1 & T2 Mapping
  • CMR for Assessing Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • CMR in Acute Myocarditis and the Lake Louise Criteria
  • Pericardial disease
  • CMR for cardiac involvement in systemic diseases and infections
  • CMR for assessing cardiac masses and tumors
Speaker Information
Erica Dall'Armellina MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Vanessa Ferreira MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Matthias G. Friedrich MD  [ view bio ]
Faisal Nabi MD  [ view bio ]
Ntobeko Ntusi MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Vikas Rathi MD  [ view bio ]
Session 4: Interpret CMR Exams: Nonischemic Heart Disease, Pericardial Disease, Cardiac Masses
  • CMR for Assessing HCM
  • CMR for assessing DCM and ARVC
  • CMR for Infiltrative and Storage Heart Disease
  • CMR for assessing non-compaction Cardiomyopathy
  • CMR for Iron Overload
  • CMR for Differentiating Athlete's Heart from Cardiomyopathies
Speaker Information
Andrew Ertel MD  [ view bio ]
Marianna Fontana MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Pier Giorgio Masci MD  [ view bio ]
Viviana Maestrini MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Karen Ordovas MD  [ view bio ]
Steffen Petersen MD  [ view bio ]
Session 5: Valvular Heart Disease and Congenital Heart Disease
  • CMR for Valvular Heart Disease
  • CMR for Basic Congenital Heart Disease
  • MCMR for Complex Congenital Heart Disease
  • CMR for Shunts
Speaker Information
Sonya V. Babu-Narayan MD, PhD, BSc  [ view bio ]
Kristian Mortensen  [ view bio ]
Saul G. Myerson MD  [ view bio ]
Rachel M. Wald MD  [ view bio ]
Session 6: Interpret CMR Exams: Vascular Diseases
  • CMR for Assessing Aortic Diseases
  • CMR for Assessing Pulmonary Arteries and Veins
  • CMR for Assessing Coronary Arteries
  • CMR for Assessing Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Extracardiac and Extravascular Findings
Speaker Information
James Carr MD  [ view bio ]
Marco Francone MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Chris Kramer MD  [ view bio ]
Karen Ordovas MD  [ view bio ]
Alessia Pepe MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.50
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.50
SCMR Member Price:$300.00
Non-Member Price:$350.00