Southampton practical cardiac MRI course

University Hospital Southampton, 17 - 21 June 2019

This five-day course is now in its 9th year and covers the theory and practical applications of cardiac MRI (CMR). It is designed for a small number of delegates to allow for hands-on workstation experience, small group tutorials and live scanning sessions – the emphasis being on developing the practical skills and knowledge to perform and report CMR. The course includes 14 hours of didactic lectures, four hours of observed live case scanning and 13 hours of workstation-based tutorials and case reviews. The programme covers the physics of basic MR through to advanced cardiac techniques including the practical application of the theory to optimise image acquisition. Clinical topics covered include: cardiac anatomy and function, late gadolinium enhancement, cardiomyopathies including the use of myocardial mapping techniques, basic congenital heart disease, and stress imaging with both adenosine and dobutamine. In addition we will also describe and demonstrate the role of newer scanning sequences, particularly compressed sense imaging, to improve image quality in potentially challenging patient groups.

Siemens Healthineers provides the workstations for the afternoon sessions, with one workstation being shared between two delegates. These sessions will cover CMR post-processing techniques as well as approximately 50 case reviews. Cases not reviewed during the course sessions will be provided electronically for private study.

Course description

This is a 5-day course covering the theory and practical applications of cardiac MRI (CMR). The lectures and clinical cases can contribute towards SCMR accreditation and training logbooks for the Cardiology and Radiology training programs. Certificates of completion of the course and clinical case logbook will be issued. 31 CME points have previously been awarded for this course and have been applied for.


Five days: 09:00 Monday 17 June to 13:00 Friday 21 June 2019