After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Recognize when a CMR study is indicated and when it's not.
  • Perform CMR studies, including stress studies, myocardial viability studies and flow studies.
  • Use different CMR sequences to answer key clinical questions.
  • Identify CMR images.
  • Identify good CMR reports and recognize bad ones.
Chapter 1

Indications for CMR

CMR is a very versatile imaging modality. Here you'll learn when CMR is useful—and when it isn't.
2 Lessons (7m 27s)
Chapter 4

How to assess flow

Flow CMR can be used to quantify valvular stenosis and regurgitation, shunts, and much more. In this chapter we'll show you how. 
3 Lessons (18m 31s)
Chapter 6

Right ventricular size and function

The right ventricle is difficult to assess using echocardiography, but much easier with CMR. We'll show you how to quantify right ventricular size and function.
4 Lessons (19m 20s)
Chapter 7

Myocardial infarction

Learn how to identify areas of myocardial infarction using CMR, how to assess myocardial viability, and how to look for post-infarct complications.
3 Lessons (18m 08s)
Chapter 8

Myocardial ischemia

Here we'll take a look at the assessment of myocardial ischemia using perfusion imaging and also regional wall motion abnormalities.
3 Lessons (16m 27s)
Chapter 9

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Learn about the CMR assessment of dilated cardiomyopathy, and the clinical significance of mid-wall enhancement.
3 Lessons (11m 04s)
Chapter 10

Cardiac amyloidosis

Cardiac amyloidosis has some characteristic features on CMR. In this chapter, we'll show you what these features are.
2 Lessons (6m 16s)
Chapter 11

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Learn how CMR can help in the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and how it can provide information on myocardial fibrosis and hemodynamics.
3 Lessons (14m 49s)
Chapter 12

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a fascinating condition. In this chapter, we'll show you which CMR features to look for.
2 Lessons (5m 39s)
Chapter 13

Left ventricular thrombus

Learn the most effective way to identify left ventricular thrombus using CMR.
2 Lessons (8m 13s)
Chapter 14


Myocarditis can be a challenging clinical diagnosis, but CMR makes things easier. Here you'll learn about the key features to look for.
2 Lessons (9m 10s)
Chapter 15


CMR can tell us a lot about pericardial effusions, pericardial constriction, pericardial cysts, and much more.
2 Lessons (9m 18s)
Chapter 16

Aortic valve morphology

The excellent image quality of CMR makes it ideal for studying bicuspid aortic valves. Here we'll learn how to examine aortic valve morphology using CMR.
3 Lessons (14m 09s)
Chapter 17

Aortic stenosis

Learn how to assess the etiology and severity of aortic stenosis using CMR, and also how to assess the consequences for the aorta and left ventricle.
4 Lessons (29m 41s)
Chapter 18

Aortic regurgitation

CMR permits the direct quantification of aortic regurgitant volume. Here, we'll show you how this is done.
3 Lessons (11m 42s)
Chapter 19

Aortic valve surgery

CMR can be used in the assessment of patients who have undergone aortic valve surgery. Learn what to look for in this chapter.
2 Lessons (7m 16s)
Chapter 20

Mitral regurgitation

In this chapter we'll show you how to quantify mitral regurgitation severity and the consequences on the left ventricle.
2 Lessons (6m 48s)
Chapter 21

Mitral valve surgery

CMR can be performed after mitral valve repair and replacement to assess any residual or recurrent problems. Learn how in this chapter.
2 Lessons (8m 04s)
Chapter 22

The tricuspid valve

CMR can be used to assess the right-sided heart valves. We'll take a look at the tricuspid valve.
2 Lessons (9m 56s)
Chapter 24

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Learn about the CMR criteria for a diagnosis of ARVC and take a look at some examples.
3 Lessons (11m 18s)
Chapter 25

Atrial septal defect

Learn how to assess atrial septal defects and how to quantify shunts.
3 Lessons (11m 21s)
Chapter 26

Ventricular septal defect

CMR can show us the anatomy of ventricular septal defects and also allows us to quantify shunts and to assess the consequences for the ventricles.
2 Lessons (6m 13s)
Chapter 27

Pulmonary hypertension

Learn how CMR can help you assess pulmonary hypertension.
2 Lessons (7m 06s)
Chapter 28

Aortic coarctation

In this chapter you'll learn about the key features of aortic coarctation on CMR.
2 Lessons (7m 27s)
Chapter 29

Incidental findings

Like any imaging modality, CMR can reveal unexpected abnormalities. We'll take a look at some examples and how to recognise them.
2 Lessons (6m 49s)
Chapter 30


CMR is prone a number of different imaging artifacts. Learn how to recognise these, and how to avoid them.
3 Lessons (9m 50s)